Bill Byrne

Research Awards

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

  • FAUST: Feedback Analysis for User Adaptive Statistical Translation
    Source: EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
    Award Period: 2010--2013
    Investigators: W. Byrne (Technical Coordinator), D. Marcu (Language Weaver, Inc), J. Hajic (Charles University), T. Hoffenberg (Softissimo, Inc.), L Marquez (UPC), A. Gocan (Language Weaver SRL)
    Aims: Interactive statistical machine translation

  • Weighted Finite State Transducers in Hierarchical Phrase-Based
    Source: University Research Grant, Google Inc. Unrestricted gift.
    Received: 2010
    Investigator: W. Byrne

  • EMIME: Effective Multilingual Interaction in Mobile Environments
    Source: EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
    Award Period: 2008--2011
    Investigators: S. King (U Edinburgh -- Technical Coordinator), W. Byrne (Cambridge PI), H. Bourlard (IDIAP), M. Kurimo (Helsinki University of Technology), K. Tokuda (Nagoya Institute of Technology), J. Vainio (Nokia Corporation)
    Aims: Personalized speech-to-speech translation

  • AGILE: Autonomous Global Integrated Language Exploitation
    Source: U.S. DARPA GALE program
    Award Period: 2005 -- 2009
    Investigators: P.C. Woodland (Cambridge PI), W. Byrne, M.J.F. Gales, J. Makhoul (BBN Inc -- Project PI)
    Aims: Integrated Automatic Speech Recognition and Statistical Machine Translation

  • Statistical Phrase Based Speech Translation
    Source: University Research Grant, Google Inc. Unrestricted gift.
    Received: 2005
    Investigator: W. Byrne

  • Statistical Phrase Based Speech Translation
    Source: Microsoft Research Inc. Unrestricted gift.
    Received: 2005
    Investigator: W. Byrne

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing

  • MALACH: Multilingual Access to Large Spoken Archives from the Holocaust
    Source: U.S. NSF ITR (Medium)
    Award Period: 2001 -- 2007
    Investigators: W. Byrne (JHU PI), S. Gustmann (U Southern California -- Project PI), D. Oard (UMD), B. Rhamabhadran (IBM), M. Picheney (IBM)
    Aims: Develop speech and language technology to search and index large oral history collections. Focused on ASR for heavily accented and elderly speech, unsupervised language modeling, long-term unsupervised speaker adaptation, and integration of ASR into spoken document retrieval.

  • Integrated Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval
    Source: JHU Whiting School of Engineering Development Award
    Award Period: 2002 -- 2004
    Investigators: W. Byrne (PI), J. Mayfield, P. McNamee

  • Summer Workshops on Human Language Technology: Integrating Research and Education
    Source: U.S. NSF ITR (Medium)
    Award Period: 2002 -- 2006
    Investigators: F. Jelinek (PI), W. Byrne, J. Eisner, S. Khudanpur, D. Yarowsky

  • University Center for Language and Speech Processing
    Award Period: 2001 -- 2005
    Investigators: J. Jelinek (PI), W. Byrne, J. Eisner, S. Khudanpur, D. Yarowsky

  • Improving Statistical Translation Models via Text Analyzers Trained from Parallel Corpora
    Source: Office of Naval Research Multiple University Research Initiative (MURI)
    Award Period: 2001 -- 2006
    Investigators: D. Yarowsky (PI), W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur, P. Resnik (UMD)

  • Language Engineering Workshop for Students and Professionals (WS01)
    Source: U.S. NSF
    Award Period: 2001 -- 2002
    Investigators: F. Jelinek (PI), W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur

  • Robust Knowledge Discovery from Parallel Speech and Text Sources
    Source: U.S. DARPA TIDES program
    Award Period: 2000 -- 2003
    Investigators: F. Jelinek (PI), W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur
    Aims: Use of speech processing in one language to improve performance in other languages and iterate; fuse state-of-the-art statistical speech processing, language modeling, and cross-lingual information retrieval

  • Translingual Information Detection, Extraction and Summarization
    Source: U.S. DARPA TIDES program
    Award Period: 2000 -- 2005
    Investigators: D. Oard (U Maryland -- Project PI), W. Byrne (JHU PI), S. Khudanpur, D. Yarowsky

  • Summer Research Workshops on Speech and Language Processing -- CLSP, JHU

1993 -- 1994

  • 1994: Frontiers in Speech Processing, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

  • 1993: Frontiers in Speech Processing, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

  • © Bill Byrne. Last updated: October 2009.