Expert profile: Grażyna Demenko [ Prof. ]

[ ID = 0827 ] Grażyna Demenko [ Prof. ] 
Name Demenko, Prof. Grażyna
Job Title Professor 
Organisation Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University 
Address Miedzychodzka 5 
Postal Code 61-571 
City Poznan 
Country Poland 
Phone + +48 61 829 27 01
Fax + +48 61 8618 572
Email lin_(on)_amu.edu.pl [@ replaced for spam protection]
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Specialism Speechtechnology:
Acoustic Phonetics
Language Processing
Medical Applications
Speech Databases
Speech Pathology
Speech Processing
Speech Synthesis
Spoken Dialogue Systems 
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   Personal Data

   Name:   Grazyna 

   Family name:   Demenko

   Maiden name: Surmanowicz

   Place of birth:   Kalisz, Poland


   The degrees she obtained were as follows: MA in Automatics  from the
   Technical   University of  Poznan, PhD in  Engineering Sciences,
   Speech Acoustic, from the Institute of Fundamental Technological
   Research, Polish Academy of Sciences  in Warsaw  and dr hab. in
   Linguistics from the Institute  of Linguistics of Adam Mickiewicz
   University in Poznan.


   She started her professional work in the Acoustic Research Unit of
   the  Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish
   Academy of Sciences in 1977.  Between 1989 and 1992  she worked at the
   Institute of Phonetics and Communications Research in Bonn and in
   Cologne, as well as University College London, as a Humboldt-Stiftung
   scholar. Currently she is a Professor at the Institute of Linguistics
   of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.

Scholarly and Professional Activities

   Professional achievements: She is the author or co-author of 70 papers
   connected with the speech technology, and  with the phonetic-acoustic
   methods in medicine. The results of the  modelling of the intonation
   phrase in Polish  she  presented in  monograph  Polish Language
   Suprasegmental Features Analysis for the Needs of Speech Technology,
   which was awarded the Scientific Prize of the Dep. of Technological
   Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  In the years 1990-1994
   she participated in the project aimed to create system of the
   text-to-speech synthesis,  which was awarded the Quality Mark.  Until
   today, it is the only such synthesis system  for  the Polish language.
   In the years 1993-1996, she carried on simultaneous works aimed to
   practical application of the acoustic research in medicine. For  the
   needs of the speech audiometry she developed audiometric and hearing
   tests. After several years of testing, both audiometric and hearing
   tests for rehabilitation gained positive opinion of audiologists and
   they are now implemented at many medical centres in the country and
   used in practical selection of hearing aid devices.

Reasearch Projects: In 1994 she participated in the international Verbmobil
project (theme No. 15.5: Prosody in Spoken Interaktion). In the years
1995-1999 she coordinated team researches within 2 individual projects
financed by KBN- Polish research Committee, and in 3 grants of the Polish
Phonetic Sciences Society. Under the international project CRIT2 (ESPRIT)
Computer analysis and synthesis of suprasegmental structures in
communication systems she conducted  intensive research aimed to develop
intonation synthesis rules (http://www.ipipan.waw.pl/crit2/crit2.htm).    At
present,  she is engaged on  projects  in the area  of Speech Synthesis
(Concatenative Speech Synthesis System for Polish).

   Educational Activity: Programming and Computer Science, Fundamentals
   of the Phonetics and Acoustics , Speech Processing, Speech Audiometry.

Editorial Boards: She is  involved in editing activities of the
International Journal  of Speech Technology, Kluwer Academic Publishers and
the Polish Phonetic Sciences Society (Publicational series: Speech and
Language Technology).

Organisational Activity

She is  the President of the Polish Phonetic Sciences Society (PTFon)  and a
member of many scientific societies: PTA - Polish Acoustic Sciences Society,
ISPhS  - International Society of Phonetic Sciences, International Speech
Communication Association (ISCA), SHP - Societas Humboldiana Polonorum. She
is a member of the Acoustics Commission at IV Department of Techological
Sciences Polish Academy of Science. For detailed descripton of the PTFon
acivities please visit www page   http://main.amu.edu.pl/fonetyka.

          In the years 1980-1988   she co-organised or organised training
   courses  "Analysis, Synthesis and Speech Recognition"  and Scientific
   Meetings  of the Polish Phonetic Sciences Society   "Linguistic,
   Medical and Technological Phonetics". In 2000, she organized
   International Workshop PROSODY'2000: speech recognition and synthesis
    in Cracow. 

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