Expert profile: Dr Klaus Zechner

[ ID = 0047 ] Dr Klaus Zechner 
Name Zechner, Dr Klaus
Job Title Research Scientist 
Organisation Educational Testing Service 
Address Rosedale Road, MS 11-R 
Postal Code 08541 
City Princeton, NJ 
Country United States 
Phone +1 609-734-1031
Fax +1 609-734-1090
Email kzechner_(on)_ets.org [@ replaced for spam protection]
Organisation URL http://www.ets.org/ 
Personal URL http://www.mkzechner.net/ 
Membership ACL ISCA AERA 
LanguagesEnglish German
Specialism Automated Scoring of Speech
Information Retrieval
Summarization (Text, Speech, Dialogue)
Natural Language Understanding, Parsing (Text, Speech)
Machine Translation (interlingua-based, statistical, speech)
Spoken Dialogue Systems, Dialogue Understanding
Information Extraction, Data Mining
Spoken Language Processing (disfluencies, normalization) 
PhotographDescription or CV
Dr. Klaus Zechner joined ETS in 2002 and has been leading R&D efforts in 
automatic scoring of non-native speech, resulting in the SpeechRater(SM) system 
being deployed for TOEFL(R) Practice Online Speaking in October of 2006.
His educational background includes four MS and MA degrees in Computer Science, 
Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Computational Linguistics as well as a PhD 
in Language and Information Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University.
He has published numerous papers in top NLP and speech conferences and journals 
and holds a patent on automatic speech scoring.

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