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K.W.'Bill' Scholz
NewSpeech LLC

Dr. Scholz has over 30 years experience in cognitive science, computer based training, expert systems, and speech / natural language processing.  He is a frequent industry speaker and author of numerous publications.  He has consulted extensively for domestic and international organizations in architectural design, speech technology, knowledge-based systems and integration strategies.  Dr. Scholz’s primary focus is on speech application development methodology, service creation environments, and technology assessment.

Conference Sessions By K.W.'Bill' Scholz
SpeechTEK 2016

SpeechTEK 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. D304: PANEL: Trends and Lessons Learned in Visual IVR

SpeechTEK 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. D204: PANEL: Voice UI Meets Ubiquitous Computing

SpeechTEK 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. D104: WebRTC: The Move to Digital Customer Service

SpeechTEK 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD304: Avatars in IVR Systems— Where Are They Useful?

SpeechTEK 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LAB 1: Speech Application Development Tools

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. A302: Recent Changes in Speech Patent Law
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. D301: Innovative Uses of Speech Technology

SpeechTEK 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. LAB 1: Development Tools

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C301: Advanced Research in Human Machine Spoken Dialogue Interaction

SpeechTEK 2009
Monday, August 24 2009
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. C101: Trends in Speech Research
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. C102: Models of Dialog Management

Tuesday, August 25 2009
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. C203: Natural Language Processing
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. C205: Next-Generation Dialogue Systems

SpeechTEK 2008
Monday, August 18
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. C103: Success With Machine Translation
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. C104: Advanced Dialogue's Growing Sophistication

SpeechTek 2007
Monday, August 20
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. C104: Speech-to-Speech Translation

Tuesday, August 21
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. C201: New Approaches to Dialog Design
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. C202: Artificial Intelligence & VUI Design
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. C203: Advances in Video & Multimedia Application Design
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. C204: Speech-to-Text Transcription

Articles By K.W.'Bill' Scholz

Hands-On: An Interactive Display

Lab sessions gave companies the opportunity to showcase their latest products.

A Look at AVIOS' Speech and Multimodality Contest

Students introduce voice to apps covering everything from airplanes to arithmetic
Posted 01 Jun 2008 - June 2008 Issue - by Matt Yuschik , Patti Price , Bill Scholz

Vendor Directory of Assistive Technology

A-C ALVA Access Group436 14th Street, Suite 700Oakland, CA 94612Tel: 888-318-2582info@aagi.comwww.aagi.com ATIA – Assistive Technology Industry Association401 N. Michigan AvenueChicago, IL 60611-4267 Tel: 877-OUR-ATIA (687-2842)Tel: 312-321-5172Fax: 312-673-6659Info@ATIA.org www.atia.org Avaya, Inc.211 Mt. Airy RoadBasking Ridge, NJ 07920Tel: 866-GO-AVAYAwww.avaya.com AVSI--Automated Voice Systems, Inc.17059 El Cajon AvenueYorba Linda, CA. 92686Tel: 714-524-4488Fax: 714-996-1127mastervoice@mail.comwww.mastervoice.com Closing the GapComputer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation…
Posted 26 Apr 2005 - May/June 2005 Issue - by Richard Barchard , Bill Scholz

Easing Speech Application Development With Tools

Novice speech application developers are often discouraged by the complexity of the development task. Their apprehension is reinforced by horror stories concerning the difficulties of grammar construction, mediocre dialog designs, the complexity of integrating business process with the voice user interface and the need for extensive tuning before an application performs well. Recently, however, the availability of speech application development tools has significantly reduced both the complexity of the development process and the time required to complete a development task.
Posted 24 May 2004 - May/June 2004 Issue - by Bill Scholz

Building Speech Applications: Part One - The Application and its Development Infrastructure

The design and deployment of a high quality speech application presents a unique challenge, requiring not only traditional systems analysis and software development skills but also the specialized skills of the speech scientist, human factors expert and business process analyst. In this issue we will describe what a speech application is, what a designer’s primary considerations include, and what the infrastructure is in which a speech application is constructed. Part 2 will focus on details of the application development process from requirement gathering through design, implementation using service creation tools and deployment using alternative infrastructures.
Posted 08 Mar 2004 - March/April 2004 Issue - by Bill Scholz

How Speech Can be Used for Multi Language IVR Applications

International businesses are moving forward with telephony based spoken languageapplications. Of course, they also want one application to serve the language demographicsof all their customers. That is easy to do with touch tone systems—the tone of a<@SM>caller pressing a one in the United States sounds pretty much the same as in Italy,<@SM>France, and Mexico.
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