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STSM, Manager, Speech Technologies, IBM Research - Haifa
Haifa Research Lab, Haifa, Israel

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2017

Efficient Emotion Recognition from Speech Using Deep Learning on Spectrograms
A. Satt, S. Rozenberg, R. Hoory
Interspeech, 2017

Weakly-Supervised Phrase Assignment from Text in a Speech-Synthesis System Using Noisy Labels
A. Rendel, R. Fernandez, Z. Kons, A. Rosenberg, R. Hoory, B. Ramabhadran
Interspeech, 2017

Voice-Transformation-Based Data Augmentation for Prosodic Classification
R. Fernandez, A. Rosenberg, A. Sorin, B. Ramabhadran, R. Hoory
ICASSP, 2017


2016

Using Continuous Lexical Embeddings to Improve Symbolic-Prosody Prediction in a Text-to-Speech Front-End
A. Rendel, R. Fernandez, R. Hoory, B. Ramabhadran
ICASSP, 2016


2015

Using Deep Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Networks for Prosodic-Target Prediction in a Unit-Selection Text-to-Speech System
R. Fernandez, A. Rendel, B. Ramabhadran, R. Hoory
Interspeech, 2015


2014

Exploring Modulation Spectrum Features for Speech-Based Depression Level Classification
E. Bozkurt, O. Toledo-Ronen, A. Sorin, R. Hoory
Interspeech, 2014

Prosody Contour Prediction with Long Short-Term Memory, Bi-Directional, Deep Recurrent Neural Networks
R. Fernandez, A. Rendel, B. Ramabhadran, R. Hoory
Interspeech, 2014

Speech-based automatic and robust detection of very early dementia
A. Satt, R. Hoory, A. Knig, P. Aalten, P. Robert
Interspeech, 2014

Fusion of voice signal information for detection of mild laryngeal pathology
E. Vaiciukynas, A. Verikas, A. Gelzinis, M. Bacauskiene, Z. Kons, A. Satt, R. Hoory
Appl. Soft Comput. (ASC)18, 91-103, 2014


2013

F0 contour prediction with a deep belief network-Gaussian process hybrid model
R. Fernandez, A. Rendel, B. Ramabhadran, R. Hoory
ICASSP, 2013


2012

Towards automatic phonetic segmentation for TTS
A. Rendel, A. Sorin, R. Hoory, A. Breen
ICASSP, 2012


2011

Improved Spoken Query Transcription using Co-Occurrence Information
J. Mamou, A. Sethy, B. Ramabhadran, R. Hoory, P. Vozila
Interspeech, 2011

Speech Processing and Retrieval in a Personal Memory Aid System for the Elderly
A. Sorin, H. Aronowitz, J. Mamou, O. Toledo-Ronen, R. Hoory, M. Kuritzky, Y. Erez, B. Ramabhadran, A. Sethy
ICASSP, pp. 1749--1752, 2011

New Developments in Voice Biometrics for User Authentication
H. Aronowitz, R. Hoory, J. Pelecanos, D. Nahamoo
Interspeech, 2011

Towards Goat Detection in Text-Dependent Speaker Verification
O.Toledo-Ronen, H. Aronowitz, R. Hoory, J. Pelecanos and D. Nahamoo
Interspeech , 2011


2009

Speech Transcription in AAL Solutions
A. Sorin and R. Hoory
Workshop on Designing Ambient Interactions for Older Users , 2009


2008

The IBM Submission to the 2008 Text-to-Speech Blizzard Challenge
R Fernandez, Z Kons, S Shechtman, Z W Shuang, R Hoory, B Ramabhadran, Y Qin
Blizzard Workshop, 2008


2006

The Future of Text-to-Speech on Mobile Clients
R. Hoory, Z. Kons and A. Sorin
ACM workshop on Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments, 2006

Using Voice servers for Speech Analytics
S Ben-David, A Roytman, R Hoory, Z Sivan
International Conference on Digital Telecommunications, pp. 61--61, 2006

High quality sinusoidal modeling of wideband speech for the purposes of speech synthesis and modification
D Chazan, R Hoory, A Sagi, S Shechtman, A Sorin, Z W Shuang, R Bakis
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006

The IBM submission to the 2006 Blizzard text-to-speech challenge
E. Eide, R. Fernandez, R. Hoory, W. Hamza, Z. Kons, M. Picheny, A. Sagi, S. Shechtman, Z.W. Shuang
Blizzard Workshop, 2006

Spoken document retrieval from call-center conversations
J Mamou, D Carmel, R Hoory
Proceedings of the 29th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, pp. 51--58, ACM, 2006

Automatic analysis of call-center conversations
G Zweig, O Shiohan, G Saon, B Ramabhadran, D Povey, L Mangu, B Kingsbury
Proceedings of IEEE Internatinal Conference of Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 589--592, 2006


2005

Accessibility, Speech Technology, and Human Interventions
S. Basson, A. Faisman, R. Hoory, D. Kanevsky, M. Picheny, A. Roytman, Z. Sivan and A. Sorin
AVIOS/SpeechTek, 2005

Small footprint concatenative text-to-speech synthesis system using complex spectral envelope modeling
D Chazan, R Hoory, Z Kons, A Sagi, S Shechtman, A Sorin
Ninth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, 2005


2004

The ETSI extended distributed speech recognition (DSR) standards: client side processing and tonal language recognition evaluation
A Sorin, T Ramabadran, D Chazan, R Hoory, M McLaughlin, D Pearce, F C R Wang, Y Zhang
Proc. ICASSP04, 2004

The ETSI extended distributed speech recognition (DSR) standards: server-side speech reconstruction
T Ramabadran, A Sorin, M McLaughlin, D Chazan, D Pearce, R Hoory
Proc. ICASSP, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2004


2002

Reducing the footprint of the IBM trainable speech synthesis system
D Chazan, R Hoory, Z Kons, D Silberstein, A Sorin
Seventh International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2002


2001

Efficient periodicity extraction based on sine-wave representation and its application to pitch determination of speech signals
D Chazan, M Tzur, R Hoory, G Cohen
Seventh European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, 2001


2000

Speech reconstruction from mel frequency cepstral coefficients andpitch frequency
D Chazan, R Hoory, G Cohen, M Zibulski
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2000

Conversational Networking: Conversational Protocols for Transport, Coding, and Control
S H Maes, D Chazan, G Cohen, R Hoory
Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2000

Speech reconstruction from mel frequency cepstral coefficients and pitch frequency
D Chazan, R Hoory, G Cohen, M Zibulski
IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 2000


1996

Building a speech database for the purpose of speaker specificspeech synthesis
R Hoory, N Shaked, D Chazan
International Conference on Signal Processing, 1996


1994

Speech Synthesis for a Specific Speaker Based on a Labeled Speech
R Hoory, D Chazan
International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 1994




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