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Speech Technologies: From front row deception to back stage monetization

Around 25 years ago, with the introduction of Hidden Markov Models (HMM) by Lawrence R. Rabiner to stochastically model speech as a time series, the field of speech technologies started its own research and industrial revolution. Until then, the recognition of “what is spoken” was approached using time-warped pattern matching algorithms, which were too computationally […]

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Multimodality in the Trecvid Evaluations

During this month NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is organizing a set of evaluations called Trecvid in order to test several technologies related to video processing. The Trecvid evaluations ( are long-lived yearly events which started in the 90′s with the Trec evaluations on Text recognition, which focused on the processing of text for […]

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