The European Commission has awarded the development of a video transmission server to a consortium consisting of Israeli-based Optibase, Germany's Deutsche Telekom, France's Aerospatiale Matra, CSELT
, the R&D Centre of the Telecom Italia Group, Swedish-based Teracom and the University of Athens, Greece.
The platform recognizes multiple speech algorithms used in offerings from Voice Control Systems, Lernout & Hauspie, PureSpeech, Nuance Communications, Dragon Systems, Syrinx Speech Systems, CNET, CSELT
, and Telefonica.
Project leader is Thomson-CSF, partnered by SEL (Germany), Philips (Netherlands), CSELT
(Italy) and universities in Great Britain, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain.
In 1989, he joined CSELT
, Telecom Italia's R&D lab, where he conducted research into natural language, speech parsing, spoken dialogue design, and language modeling.