Achievements of SPIIRAS in Human Computer Interaction Area
Speaker: Dr. Andrey Ronzhin, Speech Informatics Group of St. Petersburg Institute for informatics and automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS),http://www.spiiras.nw.ru/
Date: 06 June 2006 Time: 12:00
Location: "Mediterranean Studies" Seminar Room, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete.
Host: Y.Stylianou


The effective models of human-computer interaction by natural form are investigated. The developed Russian speech recognition system SIRIUS is combined with other natural modalities processors (movements of head, lips, etc.) for creation of multimodal interfaces. In contrast to English the Russian language has much more variety on word-form level and so the size of recognized vocabulary sharply increases as well as quality and speed of the processing decrease. To avoid these problems the additional level of speech representation (morphemic level) was applied. The system ICANDO (Intellectual Computer Assistant for Disabled Operators) intended for assistance to persons without hands or with disabilities of their hands or arms for human-computer interaction combines the modules for automatic speech recognition and head tracking in one multimodal system.The applications for telecommunication, biomonitoring and voice operating for disabled peoples are realized during EU projects.


ANDREY RONZHIN is the head of the Speech Informatics Group of SPIIRAS. Scientific secretary of Dissertation Council of SPIIRAS. Chair of Organizing committee and member of scientific committee of the 11th International Conference "Speech and Computer" SPECOM'2006. He received PhD at SPIIRAS, dealing with automatic speech recognition. The laureate "Distinguished PhD of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2004 and 2005", Russian Science Support Foundation. "Youth prize of Saint-Petersburg 2004" was rewarded by Public council of Saint-Petersburg. The on-going projects in framework of FP6 and INTAS programs are dedicated to the creation of the effective model of human-computer interaction. E-mail: ronzhin@iias.spb.su.

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