Speaker: Frank Rudzicz
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/University of Toronto
Title: Communicating with Machines: An Introduction to SPOClab
In this talk I introduce SPOClab (Signal Processing and Oral Communication), which bridges Computer Science at the University of Toronto with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The goal of our lab is to produce software that helps to overcome challenges of communication including speech and language disorders. This will be organized into two co-dependent streams of research. First, we will embed control-theoretic models of speech production into augmented ASR systems using various machine-learning techniques. Second, these systems will be deployed in software that can be used in practice; this involves adjacent disciplines such as human-computer interaction and general natural language processing to design and study application interfaces for disabled users.