[Priberam ML Seminars] Priberam Machine Learning Lunch Seminars (T12) - 2 - "A brief history of Spoken Language Understanding", Yannick Estève (University of Avignon)

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Rúben Cardoso

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Hello all,

Hope you are all safe and healthy, the Priberam Machine Learning Seminars will continue to take place remotely via Zoom on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Next Tuesday, March 23rd, Yannick Estève, a Professor at the University of Avignon will present his work on "A brief history of Spoken Language Understanding" at 13:00h (zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86013746731?pwd=eTE1M0ZDNDRodEJKWWxvOU1uS1FDQT09 ).

You can register for this event and keep watch on future seminars below:
Please note that the seminar is limited to 100 people and this will work on a 1st come 1st served basis. So please try to be on time if you wish to attend.

Best regards,
Rúben Cardoso

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Image result for priberam logoPRIBERAM SEMINARS   --  Zoom 86013746731

Priberam Machine Learning Lunch Seminar
Speaker:  Yannick Estève (University of Avignon)
Venue: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86013746731?pwd=eTE1M0ZDNDRodEJKWWxvOU1uS1FDQT09

Date: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Time: 13:00 
A brief history of Spoken Language Understanding
Spoken Language Understanding (SLU) consists in extracting semantic information conveyed by a speech signal in order to project it into a representation manageable by a software application. This research topic encompasses several tasks like domain classification, named entity recognition, slot filling, and many other. By some aspects, it is also very close to machine translation. SLU was greatly encouraged by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) during the 90’s and during the last three decades different recurrent issues have been addressed. This presentation will present a brief overview of the main research work done during this period, in order to better understand the benefits of the recent single neural end-to-end systems that extract semantics directly from speech.
Short Bio:
Yannick Estève is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Avignon. He is the head of the laboratory of computer science of Avignon (LIA) since May 2020. His main research interests are Spoken Language Understanding and Speech Recognition, with more than 150 scientific publications on these topics in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Professor Yannick got his PhD on 2002, then worked at France Telecom Research & Development (now Orange Labs) as a research engineer, before becoming an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Labs (LIUM) of the University of Le Mans (France) in 2003, and a Professor in 2010. In 2018, he moved to the University of Avignon. His current research activities focus on spoken language understanding, speech translation, speech analytics, speech recognition, emotion recognition, deep neural networks.

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