Chiori Hori

Chiori Hori
  • Biography

    Prior to joining MERL in 2015, Chiori spent 8 years at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT). Prior to that, she researched at Carnegie Mellon and the NTT Communication Science Laboratories. She was the research manager of Spoken Language Communication Laboratory of NICT from 2012. Chiori's work has focused on speech summarization/translation, spoken dialog technologies, and standardization of communication protocols for speech interfaces at ITU-T and ASTAP. She has been an editorial board of "Computer Speech and Language" since 2016.

  • News & Events

    •  NEWS   Chiori Hori elected to IEEE Technical Committee on Speech and Language Processing
      Date: January 31, 2018
      MERL Contact: Chiori Hori
      Research Areas: Multimedia, Speech & Audio
      • Chiori Hori has been elected to serve on the Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for a 3-year term.

        The SLTC promotes and influences all the technical areas of speech and language processing such as speech recognition, speech synthesis, spoken language understanding, speech to speech translation, spoken dialog management, speech indexing, information extraction from audio, and speaker and language recognition.
    •  NEWS   MERL presents 3 papers at ASRU 2017, John Hershey serves as general chair
      Date: December 16, 2017 - December 20, 2017
      Where: Okinawa, Japan
      MERL Contacts: Chiori Hori; Takaaki Hori; Jonathan Le Roux
      Research Areas: Multimedia, Speech & Audio, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
      • MERL presented three papers at the 2017 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU), which was held in Okinawa, Japan from December 16-20, 2017. ASRU is the premier speech workshop, bringing together researchers from academia and industry in an intimate and collegial setting. More than 270 people attended the event this year, a record number. MERL's Speech and Audio Team was a key part of the organization of the workshop, with John Hershey serving as General Chair, Chiori Hori as Sponsorship Chair, and Jonathan Le Roux as Demonstration Chair. Two of the papers by MERL were selected among the 10 finalists for the best paper award. Mitsubishi Electric and MERL were also Platinum sponsors of the conference, with MERL awarding the MERL Best Student Paper Award.

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  • Research Highlights

  • Internships with Chiori

    • MM1151: Scene-Aware Dialog Technology

      MERL is looking for an intern to work on fundamental research in the area of scene-aware dialog technologies by combining end-to-end dialog and video scene understanding technologies. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers to derive and implement new models, conduct experiments, and prepare results for high impact publication. The ideal candidate would be a senior Ph.D. student with experience in one or more of visual question answering, video captioning/description, end-to-end conversation modeling and natural language processing including practical machine learning algorithms with related programming skills. The duration of the internship is expected to be 3-6 months. Positions are available throughout 2018.

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  • MERL Publications

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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Method and System for Role Dependent Context Sensitive Spoken and Textual Language Understanding with Neural Networks"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Hori, Takaaki; Watanabe, Shinji; Hershey, John R.
      Patent No.: 9,842,106
      Issue Date: Dec 12, 2017
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