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Third Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT)

This may be of interest to Crest people - especially if you can get to Montreal.... read more

Alistair Edwards
Posted 14th December 2011 at 9:48 AM

Mobile demonstration of the Sheffield animatronic tongue

As many of you know, Robin Hofe (one of my PhD students) has created an animatronic tongue and vocal tract - AnTon.  You can find out more details (including a video of an early version articulating) here ...http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/R.Hofe/anton/anton.htmlRobin recently produced a portable demonstration for use in a local exhibition which allowed visitors to operate some of the tongue's muscles manually.  Here's a picture of ... read more

Roger Moore
Posted 15th November 2011 at 7:20 PM

Hidden Talent Show

Channel 4 are filming a show called the Hidden Talent Show for release in the first quarter of 2012. David Howard is working with Stuart Barr on this which involves the selection of a candidate to be trained as an opera singer (no previous experience) from an initial pool of over 800 applicants. The final candidate will get to sing with an orchestra live.... read more

David Howard
Posted 12th November 2011 at 9:22 AM

Special issue of the journal Computer Speech and Language on AAC-related topics

You can find the call-for-papers for the special issue linked from the journal page:http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622808/descriptionor a direct link to the PDF here:http://www.elsevierscitech.com/lmfile/otherformat/CFP_Speech_and_Language_Processing.pdfsubmission deadline is Jan. 22, 2012, other details in the CFP.... read more

Alistair Edwards
Posted 31st October 2011 at 10:08 AM

Things a talking computer should or should not say?

http://youtu.... read more

Alistair Edwards
Posted 27th October 2011 at 3:48 PM