A researcher at Carnegie Mellon University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology who has pioneered speech translation technologies dove to the wreck of the Titanic to test his latest work in the field.
From inside a submersible 13,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic, Alex Waibel recorded himself both narrating his dive and talking with the pilot as they journeyed to the legendary wreck. He then used speech recognition technology... Read More
LTI PhD student Shruti Rijhwani is one of the young humans who will "define the next decade" and "remake our world" in the field of science, according to the 2022 edition of Forbes' highly influential "30 Under 30" list.
Alex Hauptmann’s lab in the LTI has developed a reputation for sophisticated analysis of video recordings of crowds, particularly when the crowds turn newsworthy. In an ongoing partnership with the Washington Post, they have already provided a crucial analysis of the January 6th incident at the US Capitol. This latest installment demonstrates how robust, nimble, and adaptable the technologies developed by Hauptmann’s group are. The analysis demonstrates, in vivid detail, that most of the Astroworld victims were packed into a single space, contrary to the recommendations of safety... Read More
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The Language Technologies Institute in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science is recruiting interns for Summer 2022. The topic of the internship will be “Language Technology For All,” where you will focus on performing research on cutting-edge language systems to make them more accurate, efficient, or inclusive.
Specific topics... Read More
Kayo Yin, a student in the LTI's Master of Language Technologies program, was honored with the Best Theme Paper designation at this year's Joint Conference of the 59th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2021). Yin is the lead author of the paper Including Signed Languages in Natural Language Processing, which seeks to expand the usage of powerful tools and techniques from the field of Natural Language Processing into the realm of signed... Read More
A machine translation company co-founded by Alex Waibel, a professor in the Language Technologies Institute, has been acquired by Zoom to bolster the platform's real-time translation.
Voice-controlled virtual assistants, like Alexa and Siri, work great in English. And they work pretty well in other languages, like Japanese. But they don't understand speakers of most of the world's 7,000 languages.
Graham Neubig, an associate professor in the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, wants to change that by making natural language processing — the technology underpinning virtual assistants, instant translation tools and autocomplete... Read More
LTI faculty and students are once again featured prominently at this year's conference of the North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2021). The conference includes 19 papers with at least one LTI author, with 23 members of the LTI community represented in total.
NAACL HLT, now in its 19th year, is one of the world’s premier conferences in the fields of computation linguistics and natural language processing. The conference takes place remotely from June 6-11.
Papers and presentations including LTI... Read More
Speech processing research is at a high right now, with virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google and others always listening and willing to help.
But without a keen eye — or ear — for who this technology aims to assist, interest could wane, said Maxine Eskenazi, a Carnegie Mellon University researcher in the School of Computer Science who has worked on speech processing and spoken dialogue systems for decades.
"We need to stop focusing on the agent and start focusing on the user," Eskenazi said. "It's only a... Read More