Bill Byrne

Papers and Talks

With links to abstracts, papers, slides, posters, notes, bibtex entries, etc.

2017

Unfolding and Shrinking Neural Machine Translation Ensembles
by Felix Stahlberg and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2017. (9 pages).
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Source sentence simplification for statistical machine translation
by E. Hasler, A. de Gispert, F. Stahlberg, A. Waite, and W. Byrne.
Computer Speech & Language, 2017. Available online 16 December 2016.
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Neural Machine Translation by Minimising the Bayes-risk with Respect to Syntactic Translation Lattices
by Felix Stahlberg, Adrià de Gispert, Eva Hasler, and Bill Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2017.
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“Break it Down for Me: A Study in Automated Lyric Annotation”
by Lucas Sterckx, Jason Naradowsky, Thomas Demeester, William Byrne, and Chris Develder.
In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (Demo Papers), 2017.
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“A Comparison of Neural Models for Word Ordering”
by Eva Hasler, Felix Stahlberg, Marcus Tomalin, Adrià de Gispert, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the International Natural Language Generation Conference, 2017.
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“ SGNMT -- A Flexible NMT Decoding Platform for Quick Prototyping of New Models and Search Strategies”
by Felix Stahlberg, Eva Hasler, Danielle Saunders, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (Demo Papers), 2017. (5 pages).
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2016

The Edit Distance Transducer in Action: The University of Cambridge English-German System at WMT16
by Felix Stahlberg, Eva Hasler, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the First Conference on Machine Translation: Volume 2, Shared Task Papers, 2016, pp. 377-384.
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Syntactically Guided Neural Machine Translation
by Felix Stahlberg, Eva Hasler, Aurelien Waite, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers), 2016, pp. 299-305.
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Speed-Constrained Tuning for Statistical Machine Translation Using Bayesian Optimization
by Daniel Beck, Adrià de Gispert, Gonzalo Iglesias, Aurelien Waite, and Bill Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies , 2016, pp. 856-865.
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2015

Transducer Disambiguation with Sparse Topological Features
by Gonzalo Iglesias, Adrià de Gispert, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2015.
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The Geometry of Statistical Machine Translation
by Aurelien Waite and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015), June 2015.
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Fast and Accurate Preordering for SMT using Neural Networks
by Adrià de Gispert, Gonzalo Iglesias, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015), June 2015.
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Hierarchical Statistical Semantic Realization for Minimal Recursion Semantics
by Matic Horvat, Ann Copestake, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2015), Apr. 2015.
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2014

Pushdown Automata in Statistical Machine Translation
by C. Allauzen, W. Byrne, A. de Gispert, G. Iglesias, and M. Riley.
Computational Linguistics, 2014.
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“Investigating Automatic and Human Filled Pause Insertion for Synthetic Speech”
by Rasmus Dall, Marcus Tomalin, Mirjam Wester, William Byrne, and Simon King.
In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH, Sep. 2014.
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Effective Incorporation of Source Syntax into Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation
by Tong Xiao, Adrià de Gispert, Jingbo Zhu, and Bill Byrne.
In Proceedings of COLING 2014, the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, (Dublin, Ireland), Aug. 2014, pp. 2064-2074 (11 pages).
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Word Ordering with Phrase-Based Grammars
by Adrià de Gispert, Marcus Tomalin, and Bill Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (Gothenburg, Sweden), Apr. 2014, pp. 259-268 (12 pages).
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Source-side Preordering for Translation using Logistic Regression and Depth-first Branch-and-Bound Search
by Laura Jehl, Adrià de Gispert, Mark Hopkins, and Bill Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (Gothenburg, Sweden), Apr. 2014, pp. 239-248 (12 pages).
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A Graph-Based Approach to String Regeneration
by Matic Horvat and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the Student Research Workshop at the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (Gothenburg, Sweden), Apr. 2014, pp. 85-95 (11 pages).
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“Pushdown Automata in Statistical Machine Translation”
by W. Byrne, USC Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab.
Feb. 2014. Talk.
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2013

The University of Cambridge Russian-English System at WMT13
by Juan Pino, Aurelien Waite, Tong Xiao, Adrià de Gispert, Federico Flego, and William Byrne.
In Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, (Sofia, Bulgaria), Aug. 2013, pp. 200-205 (6 pages).
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Pushdown Automata in Statistical Machine Translation
by W. Byrne, International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing, FSMNLP.
July 2013. Keynote lecture.
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“Syntax-based statistical machine translation, and evaluation of machine translation systems”
by W. Byrne, Cognition Institute Summer School: Bilingual Minds, Bilingual Machines.
June 2013. Three lecture short course.
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FAST, LOW-ARTIFACT SPEECH SYNTHESIS CONSIDERING GLOBAL VARIANCE
by M. Shannon and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, June 2013.
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2012

Simple and Efficient Model Filtering in Statistical Machine Translation
by J. Pino, A. Waite, and W. Byrne.
The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics, no. 98, 2012, pp. 5-24 (20 pages). Published online 6 September 2012.
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N-gram posterior probability confidence measures for statistical machine translation: an empirical study
by A. de Gispert, G. Blackwood, G. Iglesias, and W. Byrne.
Machine Translation, 2012, pp. 1-30 (31 pages), Springer Netherlands. Published online 1 September 2012.
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Autoregressive Models for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis
by M. Shannon, H. Zen, and W. Byrne.
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 21, no. 3, 2012, pp. 587-597 (11 pages).
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Impacts of machine translation and speech synthesis on speech-to-speech translation
by K. Hashimoto, J. Yamagishi, W. Byrne, S. King, and K. Tokuda.
Speech Communication, vol. 54, no. 7, Sep. 2012, pp. 857-866 (10 pages).
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The CUED OpenMT12 Arabic-English and Chinese-English SMT Systems
by W. Byrne, NIST Open MT Workshop, Washington, DC.
July 2012. Talk.
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LATTICE-BASED MINIMUM ERROR RATE TRAINING USING WEIGHTED FINITE-STATE TRANSDUCERS WITH TROPICAL POLYNOMIAL WEIGHTS
by A. Waite, G. Blackwood, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 10^th International Workshop on Finite State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP 2012), (Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain), July 2012.
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Statistical machine translation
by W. Byrne, Cambridge Language Sciences Launch Event, Newnham College, Cambridge.
May 2012. Talk.
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Weighted Finite State Transducers in Statistical Machine Translation
by W. Byrne, International Winter School in Language and Speech Technologies (WSLST 2012), Tarragona, Spain.
Jan. 2012. Six lecture short course.
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Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation Representations
by W. Byrne, Workshop on `More Structure for Better Statistical Machine Translation?', University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Jan. 2012. Invited lecture.
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2011

Unsupervised intra-lingual and cross-lingual speaker adaptation for HMM-based speech synthesis using two-pass decision tree construction
by M. Gibson and W. Byrne.
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 19, no. 4, 2011, pp. 895 - 904 (10 pages).
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“The Effect of Using Normalized Models in Statistical Speech Synthesis”
by M. Shannon, H. Zen, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 12^th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, 2011.
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“Preprocessing Arabic for Arabic-English statistical machine translation”
by A. de Gispert, W. Byrne, J. Xu, R. Zbib, J. Makhoul, A. Chalabi, H. Nader, N. Habash, and F. Sadat.
In Handbook of natural language processing and machine translation. DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation, (J. Olive, C. Christianson, and J. McCary, eds.), 2011, pp. 135 -- 145 (11 pages).
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Personalising speech-to-speech translation: Unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation for HMM-based speech synthesis
by J. Dines, H. Liang, L. Saheer, M. Gibson, W. Byrne, K. Oura, K. Tokuda, J. Yamagishi, S. King, M. Wester, T. Hirsimäki, R. Karhila, and M. Kurimo.
Computer Speech and Language, 2011. Special Issue on Speech Translation. Published online 17 September 2011.
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AN ANALYSIS OF MACHINE TRANSLATION AND SPEECH SYNTHESIS IN SPEECH-TO-SPEECH TRANSLATION SYSTEM
by K. Hashimoto, J. Yamagishi, W. Byrne, S. King, and K. Tokuda.
In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2011, pp. 5108 -- 5111 (4 pages).
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Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation Representations
by G. Iglesias, C. Allauzen, W. Byrne, A. de Gispert, and M. Riley.
In Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.), July 2011, pp. 1373-1383 (11 pages).
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2010

“Unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation for HMM-based speech synthesis using two-pass decision tree construction”
by M. Gibson, T. Hirsimaki, R. Karhila, M. Kurimo, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2010, pp. 4642 -- 4645 (4 pages).
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The CUED HiFST System for the WMT10 Translation Shared Task
by J. Pino, G. Iglesias, A. Gispert, G. Blackwood, J. Brunning, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the Joint Fifth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and MetricsMATR, 2010, pp. 155-160 (6 pages).
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“Personalising speech-to-speech translation in the EMIME project”
by M. Kurimo, W. Byrne, J. Dines, P. Garner, M. Gibson, Y. Guan, T. Hirsimäki, R. Karhila, S. King, H. Liang, K. Oura, L. Saheer, M. Shannon, S. Shiota, J. Tian, K. Tokuda, M. Wester, Y.-J. Wu, and J. Yamagishi.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics -- Demonstration Systems, 2010, pp. 48-53 (6 pages). Demo Session.
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Overview and results of Morpho Challenge 2009
by M. Kurimo, S. Virpioja, V.T. Turunen, G.W. Blackwood, and W. Byrne.
In Multilingual Information Access Evaluation, 10th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2009, vol. 1 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, pp. 578-597 (20 pages).
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“Overview and results of Morpho Challenge 2009”
by M. Kurimo, S. Virpioja, V. T. Turunen, G. W. Blackwood, and W. Byrne.
In Multilingual Information Access Evaluation, 10th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum - CLEF 2009, (C. Peters et al., ed.), 2010, pp. 579-598 (20 pages).
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Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation Grammars Extracted from Alignment Posterior Probabilities
by A. de Gispert, J. Pino, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), (Cambridge, MA), 2010, pp. 545-554 (10 pages).
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Fluency Constraints for Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding of Statistical Machine Translation Lattices
by G. Blackwood, A. de Gispert, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 2010, pp. 71-79 (9 pages).
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Efficient Path Counting Transducers for Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding of Statistical Machine Translation Lattices
by G. Blackwood, A. de Gispert, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics -- Short Papers, 2010, pp. 27-32 (6 pages).
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“Autoregressive clustering for HMM speech synthesis”
by M. Shannon and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH, 2010.
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“HIERARCHICAL PHRASE-BASED TRANSLATION WITH WEIGHTED FINITE STATE TRANSDUCERS”
by William Byrne, Natural Language Processing Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK.
Dec. 2010. Talk.
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HIERARCHICAL PHRASE-BASED TRANSLATION WITH WEIGHTED FINITE STATE TRANSDUCERS
by William Byrne, 7th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation, Paris, France.
Dec. 2010. Keynote lecture.
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“Recent Research in Statistical Machine Translation”
by William Byrne, Winton Capital Management Internal Research Conference.
Nov. 2010. Invited presentation.
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HIERARCHICAL PHRASE-BASED TRANSLATION WITH WEIGHTED FINITE STATE TRANSDUCERS
by William Byrne, FALA 2010 Conference (VI Jornadas en Tecnologias del Habla and II Iberian Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages), Vigo, Spain.
Nov. 2010. Keynote lecture.
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“HIERARCHICAL PHRASE-BASED TRANSLATION WITH WEIGHTED FINITE STATE TRANSDUCERS”
by William Byrne, Dublin Computational Linguistics Research Seminar, Dublin, Ireland.
Nov. 2010. Talk.
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EMIME Project Overview
by Matthew Gibson and William Byrne, European Commission Information Society Conference (ICT 2010), Brussels, Belgium.
Sep. 2010. Presentation.
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Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers and Shallow-N Grammars
by A. de Gispert, G. Iglesias, G. Blackwood, E. R. Banga, and and W. Byrne.
Computational Linguistics, vol. 36, no. 3, Sep. 2010.
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“Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers”
by William Byrne, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
Apr. 2010. Talk.
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“Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers”
by William Byrne, Google, Inc, Mountain View, CA, USA.
Apr. 2010. Talk.
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“Fast Hiero Grammars”
by William Byrne and Adrià de Gispert, DARPA GALE PI Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
Apr. 2010. Talk.
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“FAUST Project Overview”
by William Byrne, ICT-FP7 Language Technology Days, Luxembourg.
Mar. 2010. Talk.
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2009

“The HiFST System for the EuroParl Spanish-to-English Task”
by G. Iglesias, A. de Gispert, E. Banga, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of SEPLN, 2009, pp. 207-214 (8 pages).
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Rule Filtering by Pattern for Efficient Hierarchical Translation
by G. Iglesias, A. de Gispert, E. R. Banga, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2009), 2009, pp. 380-388 (9 pages).
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Minimum Bayes risk combination of translation hypotheses from alternative morphological decompositions
by A. de Gispert, S. Virpioja, M. Kurimo, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Companion Volume: Short Papers, 2009, pp. 73-76 (4 pages).
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Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers
by G. Iglesias, A. de Gispert, E. R. Banga, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2009, pp. 433-441 (9 pages).
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Context-Dependent Alignment Models for Statistical Machine Translation
by J. Brunning, A. de Gispert, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2009, pp. 110-118 (9 pages).
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“Autoregressive HMMs for speech synthesis”
by M. Shannon and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH, 2009.
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“Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers”
by William Byrne, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Nov. 2009. Talk.
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“The CUED NIST 2009 Arabic-English SMT System”
by A de Gispert, G Iglesias, G Blackwood, J Brunning, and B Byrne, NIST Open Machine Translation 2009 Evaluation (MT09) Workshop, Ottowa, Canada.
Aug. 2009. Talk.
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“Context-dependent alignment models and Hierarchical Phrase-based Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers”
by W. Byrne, GALE PI Meeting, Tampa, FL, USA.
May 2009. Talk.
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2008

“Phrase-based statistical machine translation with weighted finite state transducers”
by W. Byrne, IRTG Summer School in Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Sep. 2008. Invited tutorial.
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“Large-scale Statistical Machine Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers”
by G. Blackwood, A. de Gispert, J. Brunning, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of FSMNLP 2008: Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing, (Ispra, Lago Maggiore, Italy), Sep. 2008.
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Phrasal Segmentation Models for Statistical Machine Translation
by G. Blackwood, A. de Gispert, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, (Manchester, UK), Aug. 2008, pp. 19-22 (4 pages).
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European Language Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers: The CUED MT System for the 2008 ACL Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation
by G. Blackwood, A. de Gispert, J. Brunning, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the ACL 2008 Third Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, June 2008, pp. 131-134 (4 pages).
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“The CUED NIST 2008 Arabic-English SMT System”
by A. de Gispert, G. Blackwood, J. Brunning, and W. Byrne, {NIST MT} Workshop, Alexandria, VA, USA.
Mar. 2008. Talk.
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HMM Word and Phrase Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation
by Y. Deng and W. Byrne.
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 16, no. 3, Mar. 2008, pp. 494-507 (14 pages).
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“Statistical Techniques in Machine Translation”
by W. Byrne, Google EMEA Faculty Summit, Zurich, Switzerland.
Feb. 2008. Keynote lecture.
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“Statistical Machine Translation”
by W. Byrne, Advanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lectures Series, Cambridge University Engineering Department, UK.
Feb. 2008. Talk.
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2007

“Gini Support Vector Machines for Segmental Minimum Bayes Risk Decoding of Continuous Speech”
by V. Venkataramani, S. Chakrabartty, and W. Byrne.
Computer Speech and Language, vol. 21, 2007, pp. 423-442 (20 pages).
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“Discriminative Language Model Adaptation for Mandarin Broadcast Speech Transcription and Translation”
by X. A. Liu, W. J. Byrne, M. J. F. Gales, A. de Gispert, M. Tomalin, P. C. Woodland, and K. Yu.
In Proc. IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), (Kyoto, Japan), 2007, pp. 153- 158 (6 pages).
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“CONSENSUS NETWORK DECODING FOR STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION SYSTEM COMBINATION”
by K.-C. Sim, W. Byrne, M. Gales, H. Sahbi, and P.C. Woodland.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007.
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2006

“Statistical Phrase-Based Speech Translation”
by L. Mathias and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006.
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“Segmentation and Alignment of Parallel Text for Statistical Machine Translation”
by Y. Deng, S. Kumar, and W. Byrne.
Journal of Natural Language Engineering, vol. 13, no. 3, 2006, pp. 235-260 (26 pages).
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“MTTK: An Alignment Toolkit for Statistical Machine Translation”
by Y. Deng and W. Byrne, HLT-NAACL Demonstrations Program, New York, NY, USA.
June 2006.
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“Integrating Automatic Speech Recognition and Statistical Machine Translation”
by W. Byrne, {TC-STAR OpenLab on Speech Translation, Trento, Italy}.
Apr. 2006. Invited tutorial.
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“Statistical Phrase-Based Speech Translation”
by W. Byrne, GALE Mid-Phase PI Meeting, Boston, MA, USA.
Mar. 2006. Talk.
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“Minimum Bayes Risk Estimation and Decoding in Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne.
Proceedings of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers, Japan -- Special Section on Statistical Modeling for Speech Processing, vol. E89-D, no. 3, Mar. 2006, pp. 900-907 (8 pages). Invited paper.
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“A Weighted Finite State Transducer Translation Template Model for Statistical Machine Translation”
by S. Kumar, Y. Deng, and W. Byrne.
Journal of Natural Language Engineering, vol. 12, no. 1, Mar. 2006, pp. 35-75 (41 pages).
Details. Download: PDF, see also CLSP Tech. Rep. 48, 2004.

“Minimum Bayes Risk Estimation and Decoding in Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne, University of Sheffield, UK.
Jan. 2006. Talk.
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“A Dialectal Chinese Speech Recognition Framework”
by J. Li, F. Zheng, W. Byrne, and D. Jurafsky.
Journal of Computer Science and Technology (Science Press, Beijing, China), no. 1, Jan. 2006, pp. 106-115 (10 pages).
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2005

HMM Word and Phrase Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation
by Y. Deng and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2005, pp. 169-176 (8 pages).
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Local Phrase Reordering Models for Statistical Machine Translation
by S. Kumar and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2005, pp. 161-168 (8 pages).
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Lattice Segmentation and Minimum Bayes Risk Discriminative Training for Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition
by V. Doumpiotis and W. Byrne.
Speech Communication, no. 2, 2005, pp. 142-160 (19 pages).
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“LATTICE SEGMENTATION AND SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES FOR LARGE VOCABULARY CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION”
by V. Venkataramani and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2005.
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“Automatic Transcription of Czech, Russian, and Slovak Spontaneous Speech in the MALACH Project”
by J. Psutka, P. Ircing, J.V. Psutka, J. Hajic, W. Byrne, and J. Mirovski.
In Proceedings of EUROSPEECH, 2005.
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“Acoustic Training from Heterogeneous Data Sources: Experiments in Mandarin Conversational Telephone Speech Transcription”
by S. Tsakalidis and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2005.
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Convergence Theorems for Generalized Alternating Minimization Procedures
by A. Gunawardana and W. Byrne.
Journal of Machine Learning Research, no. 6, Dec. 2005, pp. 2049-2073 (25 pages).
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“Minimum Bayes Risk Estimation and Decoding in Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne, Google, Inc, Mountain View, CA, USA.
Sep. 2005. Talk.
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“Johns Hopkins University - Cambridge University Chinese-English and Arabic-English 2005 NIST MT Evaluation Systems”
by S. Kumar, Y. Deng, and W. Byrne, 2005 NIST MT Workshop, Bethesda, MD, USA.
June 2005. Talk.
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“Current Research in Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation -- and some links to ASR”
by W. Byrne, Kings College London, UK.
May 2005. Talk.
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“Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation Using Finite State Machines -- with some links to ASR”
by W. Byrne, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
May 2005. Talk.
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Discriminative Linear Transforms for Feature Normalization and Speaker Adaptation in HMM Estimation
by V. Doumpiotis, S. Tsakalidis, and W. Byrne.
IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 13, no. 3, May 2005, pp. 367-376 (10 pages).
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“JHU/CUED Chinese-English Translation System -- 2005 TC-STAR Evaluation”
by S. Kumar, Y. Deng, and W. Byrne, TC-STAR Evaluation Meeting, Trento, Italy.
Apr. 2005. Talk.
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“Current Research in Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation and some links to ASR”
by W. Byrne, Machine Intelligence Laboratory Speech Seminar, Cambridge University Engineering Department, UK.
Mar. 2005. Talk.
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“Current Research in Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation and some links to ASR”
by W. Byrne, Seminar Series, Institute for Collaborative and Communicating Systems and Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Jan. 2005. Talk.
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2004

“Task-Specific Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding using Learned Edit Distance”
by I. Shafran and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2004.
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“Slavic Languages in the MALACH Project”
by J. Psutka, J. Hajic, and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2004, IEEE. Invited Paper in Special Session on Multilingual Speech Processing (4 pages).
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“Pinched Lattice Minimum Bayes Risk Discriminative Training for Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition”
by V. Doumpiotis and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2004.
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Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding for Statistical Machine Translation
by S. Kumar and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of HLT-NAACL, 2004, pp. 169-176 (8 pages).
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“Minimum Bayes Risk Estimation and Decoding in Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the ATR Workshop "Beyond HMMs", (Kyoto, Japan), 2004.
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“Issues in Annotation of the Czech Spontaneous Speech Corpus in the MALACH Project”
by J. Psutka, P. Ircing, J. Hjic, V. Radova, J.V. Psutka, W. Byrne, and S. Gustman.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), 2004.
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“Minimum Bayes Risk Estimation and Decoding in Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne, ATR Workshop "Beyond HMMs", Kyoto, Japan.
Dec. 2004. Invited paper and lecture.
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“Current Research in Statistical Machine Translation and Links with Automatic Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne, ISM Open Lectures on Statistical Speech Processing, The Institute for Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan.
Dec. 2004. Invited lecture.
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Automatic Recognition of Spontaneous Speech for Access to Multilingual Oral History Archives
by W. Byrne, D. Doermann, M. Franz, S. Gustman, J. Hajic, D. Oard, M. Picheny, J. Psutka, B. Ramabhadran, D. Soergel, T. Ward, and W.-J. Zhu.
IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, Special Issue on Spontaneous Speech Processing, July 2004, pp. 420-435 (16 pages).
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“The Johns Hopkins University 2004 Chinese-English and Arabic-English MT Evaluation Systems”
by S. Kumar et al., 2004 NIST MT Workshop, Alexandria, VA, USA.
June 2004. Talk.
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Segmental Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding for Automatic Speech Recognition
by V. Goel, S. Kumar, and W. Byrne.
IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 12, May 2004, pp. 234-249 (16 pages).
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“Minimum Risk Estimation and Decoding for Speech and Language Processing”
by W. Byrne, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, USA.
Feb. 2004. Talk.
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“Minimum Risk Estimation and Decoding for Speech and Language Processing”
by W. Byrne, Signal, Speech and Language Interpretation Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Feb. 2004. Talk.
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“Minimum Risk Estimation and Decoding for Speech and Language Processing”
by W. Byrne, Speech Analysis and Interpretation Laboraory, University of Southern California School of Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Feb. 2004. Talk.
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2003

“The Johns Hopkins University 2003 Chinese-English Machine Translation System”
by W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur, W. Kim, S. Kumar, P. Pecina, P.Virga, P. Xu, and D. Yarowsky.
In Machine Translation Summit IX, 2003, {The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas}.
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“Towards automatic transcription of spontaneous Czech speech in the MALACH project”
by J. Psutka, P. Ircing, J. V. Psutka, V. Radova, W. Byrne, J. Hajic, and S. Gustman.
In Proceedings of the Text, Speech, and Dialog Workshop, 2003, pp. 327-332 (6 pages).
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“SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES FOR SEGMENTAL MINIMUM BAYES RISK DECODING OF CONTINUOUS SPEECH”
by V. Venkataramani, S. Chakrabartty, and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, 2003.
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“Minimum Bayes-Risk Automatic Speech Recognition”
by V. Goel and W. Byrne.
In Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing, (W. Chou and B.-H. Juang, eds.), 2003, pp. 51-77 (27 pages).
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“Lattice Segmentation and Minimum Bayes Risk Discriminative Training”
by V. Doumpiotis, S. Tsakalidis, and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 2003.
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“LARGE VOCABULARY ASR FOR SPONTANEOUS CZECH IN THE MALACH PROJECT”
by J. Psutka, P. Ircing, J.V. Psutka, V. Radovic, W. Byrne, J. Hajic, Jiri Mirovsky, and Samuel Gustman.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 2003.
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“ISSUES IN RECOGNITION OF SPANISH-ACCENTED SPONTANEOUS ENGLISH”
by A. Ikeno, B. Pellom, D. Cer, A. Thornton, J. M. Brenier, D. Jurafsky, W. Ward, and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the ISCA and IEEE workshop on Spontaneous Speech Processing and Recognition, (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan), 2003, {ISCA} and {IEEE}.
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“Discriminative Training for Segmental Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding”
by V. Doumpiotis, S. Tsakalidis, and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2003, IEEE.
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“Desperately Seeking Cebuano”
by D. Oard, D. Doermann, B. Dorr, D. He, P. Resnik, W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur, D. Yarowsky, A. Leuski, P. Koehn, and K. Knight.
In Proceedings of HLT-NAACL, 2003.
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“Building LVCSR Systems for transcription of spontaneously produced Russian witnesses in the MALACH project: initial steps and first results”
by J. Psutka, I. Iljuchin, P. Ircing, J.V. Psutka, V. Trejbal, W. Byrne, J. Hajic, and S. Gustman.
In Proceedings of the Text, Speech, and Dialog Workshop, 2003, pp. 214-219 (6 pages).
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A Weighted Finite State Transducer implementation of the alignment template model for statistical machine translation
by S. Kumar and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of HLT-NAACL, 2003, pp. 63 -- 70 (8 pages).
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A Generative Probabilistic OCR Model for NLP Applications
by O. Kolak, W. Byrne, and P. Resnik.
In Proceedings of HLT-NAACL, 2003, pp. 55-62 (8 pages).
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“The Johns Hopkins University 2003 Chinese-English Machine translation System”
by W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur, W. Kim, S. Kumar, P. Pecina, P. Virga, P. Xu, and D. Yarowsky, 2003 NIST MT Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, USA.
June 2003. Talk.
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“Minimum Bayes-Risk Estimation and Decoding Procedures for Speech and Language Processing”
by W. Byrne, University of Edinburgh, UK.
May 2003. Talk.
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2002

“Supporting Access to Large Digital Oral History Archives”
by S. Gustman, D. Soergel, D. Oard, W. Byrne, M. Picheny, B. Ramabhadran, and D. Greenberg.
In Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2002.
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“Risk Based Lattice Cutting for Segmental Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding”
by S. Kumar and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (Denver, Colorado, USA), 2002.
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Minimum Bayes-Risk Alignment of Bilingual Texts
by S. Kumar and W. Byrne.
In Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, (Philadelphia, PA, USA), 2002, pp. 140-147 (8 pages).
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“Lexicon adaptation for LVCSR: speaker idiosyncracies, non-native speakers, and pronunciation choice”
by W. Ward, H. Krech, X. Yu, K. Herold, G. Figgs, A. Ikeno, D. Jurafsky, and W. Byrne.
In ISCA ITR Workshop on Pronunciation Modeling and Lexicon Adaptation, 2002.
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“Discriminative Linear Transforms for Feature Normalization and Speaker Adaptation in HMM Estimation”
by S. Tsakalidis, V. Doumpiotis, and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (Denver, Colorado, USA), 2002.
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“Cross-Language Access to Recorded Speech in the MALACH Project”
by D. Oard, D. Demner-Fushman, J. Hajic, B Ramabhadran, S Gustman, W Byrne, D. Soergel, B. Dorr, P. Resnik, and M. Picheney.
In Proceedings of the Text, Speech, and Dialog Workshop, 2002.
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“Automatic Transcription of Czech Language Oral History in the MALACH Project: Resources and Initial Experiments”
by J. Psutka, P. Ircing, J. Psutka, V. Radova, W. Byrne, J. Hajic, S. Gustman, and B. Ramabhadran.
In Proceedings of the Text, Speech, and Dialog Workshop, 2002.
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“The Johns Hopkins {University 2002 Large Vocabulary Conversational Speech Recognition System}”
by W. Byrne, V. Doumpiotis, S. Kumar, S. Tsakalidis, and V. Venkataramani, {NIST} 2002 Rich Transcription Workshop, Vienna, VA, USA.
Nov. 2002. Talk.
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MALACH: Multilingual Access to Large Spoken Archives
by W. Byrne, AT&T Speech Days, Florham Park, NY, USA.
Oct. 2002. Invited talk.
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“Mandarin Pronunciation Modeling Based on the CASS Corpus”
by F. Zheng, Z. Song, P. Fung, and W. Byrne.
Journal of Computer Science and Technology (Science Press, Beijing, China), vol. 17, no. 3, May 2002. (16 pages).
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2001

“MLLR Adaptation Techniques for Pronunciation Modeling”
by V. Venkataramani and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, (Madonna di Campiglio, Italy), 2001.
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“On large vocabulary continuous speech recognition of highly inflectional language - Czech”
by P. Ircing, P. Krebc, J. Hajic, S. Khudanpur, F. Jelinek, J. Psutka, and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 2001.
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“Modeling pronunciaiton variation using context-dependent weighting and B/S refined acoustic modeling”
by F. Zheng, Z. Song, P. Fung, and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 2001.
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“Discriminative Speaker Adaptation with Conditional Maximum Likelihood Linear Regression”
by A. Gunawardana and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 2001.
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“Convergence of DLLR rapid speaker adaptation algorithms”
by A. Gunawardana and W. Byrne.
In ISCA ITR-Workshop on Adaptation Methods for Automatic Speech Recognition, 2001.
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“Confidence based lattice segmentation and minimum Bayes-Risk decoding”
by V. Goel, S. Kumar, and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), (Aalborg, Denmark), 2001, pp. 2569-2572 (4 pages).
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“Automatic Generation of Pronunciation Lexicons for Mandarin Casual Speech”
by W. Byrne, V. Venkataramani, T. Kamm, T.F. Zheng, Z. Song, P. Fung, Y. Lui, and U. Ruhi.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2001, pp. 569-572 (4 pages), IEEE.
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“Minimum Bayes-Risk Automatic Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.
Nov. 2001. Talk.
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“Minimum Bayes-Risk Automatic Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne, Signal, Speech and Language Interpretation Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
June 2001. Talk.
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Discounted Likelihood Linear Regression for Rapid Speaker Adaptation
by A. Gunawardana and W. Byrne.
Computer Speech and Language, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2001, pp. 15-38 (24 pages).
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2000

“CASS: A Phonetically Transcribed Corpus Of Mandarin Spontaneous Speech”
by A. LI, F. ZHENG, W. Byrne, P. Fung, T. Kamm, Y. LIU, Z. SONG, U. Ruhi, V. Venkataramani, and X. CHEN.
In Proc. of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2000.
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“Towards language independent acoustic modeling”
by W. Byrne, P. Beyerlein, J. Huerta, S. Khudanpur, B. Marthi, J. Morgan, N. Peterek, J. Picone, D. Vergyri, and W. Wang.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, (Istanbul, Turkey), 2000, pp. 1029-1032 (4 pages), IEEE.
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“Segmental Minimum Bayes-Risk ASR Voting Strategies”
by V. Goel, S. Kumar, and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, (Beijing, China), 2000, pp. 139-142 (4 pages).
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“Robust Estimation for Rapid Adaptation Using Discounted Likelihood Techniques”
by A. Gunawardana and W. Byrne.
In International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2000, IEEE.
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“On the incremental addition of regression classes for speaker adaptation”
by J. Mc{D}onough and W. Byrne.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2000, IEEE.
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“Morpheme Based Language Models for Speech Recognition of Czech”
by William J. Byrne, Jan Hajic, Pavel Krbec, Pavel Ircing, and Josef Psutka.
In TDS '00: Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Text, Speech and Dialogue, (London, UK), 2000, pp. 211-216 (6 pages).
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Minimum Bayes-Risk Automatic Speech Recognition
by V. Goel and W. Byrne.
Computer Speech and Language, vol. 14(2), 2000, pp. 115-135 (21 pages).
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“Minimum Risk Acoustic Clustering for Multilingual Acoustic Model Compination”
by D. Vergyri, S. Tsakalidis, and W. Byrne.
In International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2000.
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Comments on 'Efficient Training Algorithms for HMM's Using Incremental Estimation'
by W. Byrne and A. Gunawardana.
IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 8, no. 6, Nov. 2000, pp. 751-754 (4 pages).
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“Discounted Likelihood Linear Regression For Rapid Speaker Adaptation”
by W. Byrne, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Oct. 2000. Talk.
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1999

“Towards language independent acoustic modeling”
by W. Byrne, P. Beyerlein, J. Huerta, S. Khudanpur, B. Marthi, J. Morgan, N. Peterek, J. Picone, D. Vergyri, and W. Wang.
In IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, (Keystone, Colorado), 1999.
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“Task Dependent Loss Functions in Speech Recognition: A-star search over recognition lattices”
by V. Goel and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 1999.
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“Task Dependent Loss Functions in Speech Recognition: Application to Named Entity Extraction”
by V. Goel and W. Byrne.
In ESCA-ETR Workshop on accessing information in spoken audio, 1999.
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“Speaker adaptation with All-Pass transforms”
by J. Mc{D}onough and W. Byrne.
In International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1999, IEEE.
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“Single-Pass adapted training with All-Pass transforms”
by J. Mc{D}onough and W. Byrne.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 1999.
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“Rapid speech recognizer adaptation to new speakers”
by V. Digalakis, S. Berkowitz, E. Bochieri, C. Boulis, W. Byrne, H. Collier, A. Corduneanu, A. Kannan, S. Khudanpur, J. Mc{D}onough, and A. Sankar.
In IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 1999, IEEE.
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“Large vocabulary speech recognition for read and broadcast Czech”
by W. Byrne, J. Hajic, P. Ircing, F. Jelinek, S. Khudanpur, J. McDonough, N. Peterek, and J. Psutka.
In Proceedings of the Text, Speech, and Dialog Workshop, 1999.
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“Discounted Likelihood Linear Regression for Rapid Adaptation”
by W. Byrne and A. Gunawardana.
In Proc. of the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), 1999.
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“Convergence of EM Variants”
by W. Byrne and A. Gunawardana.
In IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Detection, Estimation, Classification, and Imaging, 1999.
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Stochastic Pronunciation Modeling from Hand-labelled Phonetic Corpora
by M. Riley, W. Byrne, M. Finke, S. Khudanpur, A. Ljolje, J. McDonough, H. Nock, M. Saraclar, C. Wooters, and G. Zavaliagkos.
Speech Communication, Nov. 1999, pp. 109-116 (8 pages).
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1998

“LVCSR rescoring with modified loss functions: a decision theoretic perspective”
by V. Goel, W. Byrne, and S. Khudanpur.
In International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1998, IEEE.
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“Stochastic pronunciation modeling from hand-labeled phonetic corpora”
by W. Byrne, M. Finke, S. Khudanpur, A. Ljolje, J. Mc{D}onough, H. Nock H, M. Riley, M. Saraclar, C. Wooters, and G. Zavaliagkos.
In Proceedings of the Workshop on Modeling Pronunciation Variation for Automatic Speech Recognition, 1998.
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“Speaker Normalization with All-Pass Transforms”
by J. McDonough, W. Byrne, and X. Luo.
In International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 1998.
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“Pronunciation Modelling Using a Hand-Labelled Corpus for Conversational Speech Recognition”
by W. Byrne, M. Finke, S. Khudanpur, J. Mc{D}onough, H. Nock, M. Riley, M. Saraclar, C. Wooters, and G. Zavaliagkos.
In IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 1998, IEEE.
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1997

“Pronunciation Modelling for Conversational Speech Recognition: A Status Report from WS97”
by W. Byrne, M. Finke, S. Khudanpur, J. Mc{D}onough, H. Nock H, M. Riley, M. Saraclar, C. Wooters, and G. Zavaliagkos.
In IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, 1997.
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“Neurocontrol in Sequence Recognition”
by W. Byrne and S. Shamma.
In Progress in Neural Networks: Neural Networks for Control, (O. Omidvar and D. Elliott, eds.), 1997, pp. 31-56 (26 pages).
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“Is automatic speech recognition ready for non-native speech? A data collection effort and initial experiments in modeling conversational Hispanic English”
by W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur, E. Knodt, and J. Bernstein.
In ESCA-ITR Workshop on speech technology in language learning, 1997.
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1996

“Modeling Systematic variations in pronunciation via a language-dependent hiddn speaking mode”
by M. Ostendorf, W. Byrne, M. Bacchiani, M. Finke, A. Gunawardana, K. Ross, S. Roweis, E. Shriberg, D. Talkin, A. Waibel, B. Wheatley, and T. Zeppenfeld.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 1996.
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“Information geometry and maximum likelihood criteria”
by W. Byrne.
In Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, (Princeton, NJ), 1996.
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1994

Spontaneous speech recognition for the credit card corpus using the HTK Toolkit
by S. Young, P. Woodland, and W. Byrne.
IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 1994, pp. 615-621 (6 pages).
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1993

“Noise robustness in the auditory representation of speech signals”
by K. Wang, S. Shamma, and W. Byrne.
In International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1993, IEEE.
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“Generalization and Maximum Likelihood from Small Data Sets”
by W. Byrne.
In IEEE-SP Workshop on Neural Networks in Signal Processing, 1993.
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1992

“Alternating Minimization and Boltzmann Machine Learning”
by W. Byrne.
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. 3, no. 4, 1992, pp. 612-620 (9 pages).
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1989

“The Auditory Processing and Recognition of Speech”
by W. Byrne, J. Robinson, and S. Shamma.
In Proceedings of the Speech and Natural Language Workshop, Oct. 1989, pp. 325-331 (7 pages).
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1986

Adaptive Filter Processing in Remote Heart Monitors
by W. Byrne, R. Zapp, P. Flynn, and M. Siegel.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 1986, pp. 717-722 (6 pages).
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1985

“Adaptive Filtering in Microwave Remote Heart Monitors”
by W. Byrne, R. Zapp, P. Flynn, and M. Siegel.
In IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Seventh Annual Conference, 1985.
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