My colleague, Zeljko Medenica and I are participating at this year’s Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems in Columbus, Ohio.
This is a very interesting event with lots of young speech researchers from all over the world. There are also representatives from different research and development companies interested in spoken dialog systems like: Microsoft Research, Nuance, VoiceObjects, AT&T, Toyota ITC, Harman/Becker, etc.
During the days of YRRSDS we have participated in several roundtable discussions, which covered some very interesting topics: multimodal systems, next killer-apps, dialog system develpoment, how to make spoken dialog systems human-like, etc.
More detailed description on the topics will be provided in future posts.
Zeljko and I also presented our posters which summarized our research interests. Participants were very interested in hearing about our experiments and results. This will also be discussed in future posts.
Columbus is a very nice city with a huge university campus OSU (biggest single campus in the USA), where the event took place. The organizers put a lot of effort in making this roundtable a very interesting one.
Oszkar Palinko and Zeljko Medenica