Chiori Hori

Chiori Hori
  • Biography

    Chiori has been a member of MERL's research team since 2015. Her work is focused on spoken dialog and audio visual scene-aware dialog technologies toward human-robot communications. She's on the editorial board of "Computer Speech and Language" and is a technical committee member of "Speech and Language Processing Group" of IEEE Signal Processing Society. Prior to joining MERL, Chiori spent 8 years at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT), where she held the position of Research Manager of the Spoken Language Communication Laboratory. She also spent time researching at Carnegie Mellon and the NTT Communication Science Laboratories, prior to NICT.

  • Recent News & Events


    See All News & Events for Chiori
  • Research Highlights

  • MERL Publications

    •  Shah, A.P., Geng, S., Gao, P., Cherian, A., Hori, T., Marks, T.K., Le Roux, J., Hori, C., "Audio-Visual Scene-Aware Dialog and Reasoning Using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-019 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Shah2022apr,
      • author = {Shah, Ankit Parag and Geng, Shijie and Gao, Peng and Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Takaaki and Marks, Tim K. and Le Roux, Jonathan and Hori, Chiori},
      • title = {Audio-Visual Scene-Aware Dialog and Reasoning Using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = apr,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-019}
      • }
    •  Hori, C., Vetro, A., "At Last, A Self-Driving Car That Can Explain Itself", IEEE Spectrum, March 2022.
      BibTeX IEEE Spectrum
      • @article{Hori2022mar,
      • author = {Hori, Chiori and Vetro, Anthony},
      • title = {At Last, A Self-Driving Car That Can Explain Itself},
      • journal = {IEEE Spectrum},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = mar,
      • url = {https://spectrum.ieee.org/at-last-a-self-driving-car-that-can-explain-itself}
      • }
    •  Hori, C., Shah, A.P., Geng, S., Gao, P., Cherian, A., Hori, T., Le Roux, J., Marks, T.K., "Overview of Audio Visual Scene-Aware Dialog with Reasoning Track for Natural Language Generation in DSTC10", The 10th Dialog System Technology Challenge Workshop at AAAI, February 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-016 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Hori2022feb,
      • author = {Hori, Chiori and Shah, Ankit Parag and Geng, Shijie and Gao, Peng and Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Takaaki and Le Roux, Jonathan and Marks, Tim K.},
      • title = {Overview of Audio Visual Scene-Aware Dialog with Reasoning Track for Natural Language Generation in DSTC10},
      • booktitle = {The 10th Dialog System Technology Challenge Workshop at AAAI},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = feb,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-016}
      • }
    •  Shah, A.P., Hori, T., Le Roux, J., Hori, C., DSTC10-AVSD Submission System with Reasoning using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning, February 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-025 PDF
      • @book{Shah2022feb,
      • author = {Shah, Ankit Parag and Hori, Takaaki and Le Roux, Jonathan and Hori, Chiori},
      • title = {DSTC10-AVSD Submission System with Reasoning using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = feb,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-025}
      • }
    •  Cherian, A., Hori, C., Marks, T.K., Le Roux, J., "(2.5+1)D Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Question Answering", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, February 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-014 PDF Video Presentation
      • @inproceedings{Cherian2022feb,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Chiori and Marks, Tim K. and Le Roux, Jonathan},
      • title = {(2.5+1)D Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Question Answering},
      • booktitle = {AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = feb,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-014}
      • }
    See All Publications for Chiori
  • Videos

  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System and Method for a Dialogue Response Generation System"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Cherian, Anoop; Marks, Tim; Hori, Takaaki
      Patent No.: 11,264,009
      Issue Date: Mar 1, 2022
    • Title: "Scene-Aware Video Dialog"
      Inventors: Geng, Shijie; Gao, Peng; Cherian, Anoop; Hori, Chiori; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 11,210,523
      Issue Date: Dec 28, 2021
    • Title: "Method and System for Multi-Label Classification"
      Inventors: Hori, Takaaki; Hori, Chiori; Watanabe, Shinji; Hershey, John R.; Harsham, Bret A.; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 11,086,918
      Issue Date: Aug 10, 2021
    • Title: "Position Estimation Under Multipath Transmission"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.; Hori, Chiori
      Patent No.: 11,079,495
      Issue Date: Aug 3, 2021
    • Title: "Method and System for Multi-Modal Fusion Model"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Hori, Takaaki; Hershey, John R.; Marks, Tim
      Patent No.: 10,417,498
      Issue Date: Sep 17, 2019
    • Title: "Method and System for Training Language Models to Reduce Recognition Errors"
      Inventors: Hori, Takaaki; Hori, Chiori; Watanabe, Shinji; Hershey, John R.
      Patent No.: 10,176,799
      Issue Date: Jan 8, 2019
    • 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
    See All Patents for MERL