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Industrial Advisory Board

To further reinforce the industrial relevance of this project and its possible industrial impact, four major industrial partners agreed to be part the SPRACH Industrial Advisory Board with the aim of (1) guiding the research partners through the cooperative definition of potential applications, test tasks and development prototypes, and (2) maintaining an awareness of current and future developments in the area.

These industrial partners are: (1) British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), UK, (2) Thomson CSF, France, (3) Daimler-Benz, Germany, and (4) CSELT, Italy. It is clear that all of them are highly interested in the possible outputs of the present project. Furthermore, it is worth noting that:

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BBC and Thomson are particularly interested in automatic indexing of spoken language and of recognition of broadcast speech (which is one of the specific applications considered in this project.
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Daimler-Benz is very active in the area of speech recognition and has an interest in learning about potential advantages of the hybrid HMM/ANN technology, particularly for robust systems. Additionally, Daimler-Benz is also one of the German industries funding ICSI, the US Subcontractor of the current project.
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CSELT is also a major player in the European speech recognition technology and is committed to turning this technology into products. Recently, they presented a (patent pending) speech recognition system based on hybrid HMM/ANN technology [6].


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Christophe Ris
1998-11-10