Student visit from the University of Zurich

Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, 2014
The Idiap Research Institute will host the visit of a group of twenty bachelor and master students in computational linguistics from the University of Zurich. Entitled << Theorie und Praxis der Computerlinguistik am Beispiel des Idiap Research Institute >>, this event will enable the students and their supervisors to learn about the research carried out at Idiap on speech and language processing, along with technology transfer activities. The visit will include presentations about research projects, as well as related spin-offs, and will be complemented by a visit to the Grand Conseil in Sion to learn more about the MediaParl and "Parlement sans papier" projects.


All members of Idiap are welcome to attend the talks in room 106.


** Thursday, November 20 **


  • 12.09-13:30 Arrival in Martigny, lunch, walk to Idiap Greetings by the Idiap Deputy Director, Dr. François Foglia Tour of the premises
  • 13:30-14:30 Activities in the Natural Language Processing Group, by Dr. Andrei Popescu-Belis
  • 14:30-15:00 Query refinement for document retrieval, by Dr. Parvaz Mahdabi (including a presentation of our partner Faveeo SA)
  • 15:00-15:30 Keyword extraction and document recommendation in conversations, by Mrs. Maryam Habibi
  • 15:30-16:30 Splitting into 3 groups, rotating between three activities (ABC, BCA, CAB) A. Visit of the Idiap demo room, by Dr. Florent Monay B. Multi-modal interaction with a robot, by Dr. Vasil Khalidov C. Coffee break
  • 16:30-17:00 Language on FourSquare (and overview of the Social Computing group), by Mr. Darshan Santani
  • 17:00-17:30 Speech Synthesis and Speech-to-Speech Translation, by Dr. Phil Garner
  • 17:30-18:00 Walk to the Hotel Forclaz-Touring, dinner in Martigny


** Friday, November 21 **


  • 09:30-10:00 Presentation of Idiap by the Director, Prof. Hervé Bourlard (including an overview of the Speech Group)
  • 10:00-10:30 recapp IT AG: multilingual archiving and access, by Dr. David Imseng
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00-11:30 Klewel SA: lecture capture, broadcasting, and navigation, by Dr. Sandy Ingram
  • 11:30-12:00 Koemei SA: speech recognition for educational purposes, by Mr. Temitope Ola
  • 12:00-13:30 Walk to the station, train to Sion, lunch, visit of the old town of Sion
  • 13:30-14:30 Visit of the Grand Conseil Valaisan and presentation of the "Parlement sans papier" project, by Mr. Daniel Petitjean
  • 15:28 Train to Zurich