Speaking to personal conversational assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant has become a reality for many. How can we use these apps? How can we create new apps to do the tasks we want them to do? Learn about new applications and research in spoken language technology.
Keynote talk at Conversational Interaction Conference, San Jose, CA, USA, 11 March 2019: Social Applications of Conversational Interfaces.Videos from SpeechTEK 2018 about recent trends in speech technology,featuring Michael McTear (Ulster University), Allyson Boudousquie (Convergys), Debra Cancro (VoiceVibes, Inc.), and Crispin Reedy (Versay Solutions)
Natural Language ProcessingWe can provide advice and consultancy in many areas that make use of speech and language technologies
A VoiceXML application enables users to obtain information and services on the Internet by simply speaking on their landline telephone or mobile device.
Developers specify a VoiceXML application using a markup language similar to HTML. In this way developers can build on the existing Web infrastructure using standard Internet protocols.
Vast amounts of natural language text are produced daily and stored on computers, ranging from emails, blogs, and social media messages to newspaper stories and scientific articles.
Natural Language Processing researchers have developed methods to process this text and to make use of it in a variety of interesting and useful ways.
Spoken natural language is becoming a natural and intuitive mode of communication with our hand-held mobile devices
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In collaboration with the University of Ulster (Ulster) and the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust we have developed voice-based systems to support home-based monitoring of conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes.Click here for more information.
We are currently investigating ways to extend this technology to other aspects of healthcare.
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