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BUT Speech@FIT sponsored by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

From the beginning of 2011, BUT Speech@FIT is supported by the newly established Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR), more specifically by its “Alfa” program. BUT has created a consortium with 3 companies:

  • Phonexia, a spin-off of the group specializing in speech technology development, mainly for security and defense
  • Lingea, a leading Czech company in the area of electronic and printed dictionaries and language education software
  • OptimSys, specializing in telephone dialogue systems.

The project aims at development of advanced techniques in speech recognition and their deployment in the functional applications: search in electronic dictionaries on mobile devices, dictating translations, in defense and security, in dialogue systems, in client-care systems (CRM, helpdesk etc.) and in audio-visual access to teaching materials. It is planned for 4 years. The principal investigator and project coordinator is Honza Cernocky. Igor Szoke is responsible for the technical coordination of the project.