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SpeechTEK Europe 2010
26 - 27 May 2010 • Copthorne Tara Hotel • London, UK
SpeechTEK University • 25 May 2010
SpeechTEK Europe 2010 - Tuesday, 25 May 2010

SpeechTEK University will present four workshops targeted at managers, designers and developers of speech applications in Europe. Each SpeechTEK University faculty member has many years of experience and brings their special knowledge to help attendees learn basic principles and how to apply them. Each workshop will include a series of mini-lectures providing attendees with the theory, best practices, and guidelines needed to solve major problems, followed by the hands-on experience to apply that knowledge in real-world problems.

W4 – Multilingual Speech applications: When to use them and how to design them
14:00 - 17:00
Nava Shaked, Head of Multidisiplinary studies - HIT Holon Institute of Technology. Israel

The European market place is multilanguage. In today’s global village the need to support multilanguage systems is a basic requirement, yet designing multilanguage speech systems is not an easy task. This workshop addresses how to design speech systems serving multiple languages and cultures and is divided into a series of mini lectures, each followed by a supporting exercise. Topics addressed include:

  • The various kinds of multilanguage systems and their advantages and disadvantages
  • The main challenges for multilanguage systems and how to overcome them
  • How to identify what language(s) the caller is using
  • How to modify a basic dialogue to address the user’s language and culture
  • Major do’s, don’ts and best practices

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