Dr. Igi

On October 19, 2010 Igor Szöke defended his thesis „Hybrid word-subword spoken term detection“. The thesis investigates into keyword spotting and spoken term detection (STD). It deals with two-phase approaches where speech is first processed by speech recognizer, and the search for queries is performed in the output of this recognizer. The most important contribution is the creation of a hybrid spoken term detection system combining both word and subword parts in one recognition network.

Igor received very positive reviews from Dr. Herbert Gish (Raytheon BBN, USA) and Prof. Jan Nouza (Technical University of Liberec, CZ). After successful defense, Igor was granted a PhD title from the Faculty of Information technology of BUT.

Congratulations to Igi!