Spoken Dialog Interface
One of the challenges of spoken dialogue systems is to prevent the user from feeling unnatural. Therefore, we build a spoken dialogue system that takes into account the timing of the other party and the pitch of the voice.
On the other hand, we also consider the semantic content of the dialogue. In this way, we are building a dialogue system that is robust and responds naturally.
We are working on improving the performance of speech recognition by improving the model of human voice (acoustic model) using HMM and DNN. We are also working on improving statistical language models.
When interacting with speech, people often use pointing and eye contact to convey information. We are trying to realize such human-to-human interaction between humans and machines.
Toyohashi University of Technology’s Kitaoka Lab. is always looking for and accepting post-doctoral researchers, master’s researchers, other researchers, and technical staff!
We welcome international students. We always welcome those who would like to visit our laboratory.
However, please contact us in advance by e-mail (kitaoka [at] tut.jp) as Kitaoka is often away on business. An overview of our research can be found on our Research page.
- A paper resulting from research conducted by Assistant Professor Wakabayashi in collaboration with Tokyo Metropolitan University has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing.
- A paper on the results of research conducted by Professor Kitaoka in collaboration with Nagoya University, Aichi Prefectural University and others has been accepted for publication in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders.
- M2 Ms Koharu Horii was awarded the Acoustical Society of Japan’s Outstanding Student Presentation Award!
- M2 Ms Koharu Horii won second place overall in the Tokai Region Speech Related Labs Master’s Interim Presentation!
- M2 Ms Koharu Horii was awarded the Acoustical Society of Japan Student Outstanding Presentation Award!
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