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Dr. Siegfried (Jimmy) Kunzmann is R&D manager of the EML European Media Laboratory GmbH, which is active in the fields of human-computer interaction and automatic speech processing, with specific focus on automatically converting speech into text. He established and headed IBM’s European Voice Technology organization from 1991-2006 which focussed on the design of multi-lingual speech processing systems, language technology tools, and research on language specific needs as well as respective human factors and user interface aspects. Jimmy holds a diploma degree in Computer Science and a PhD in speech processing from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He published more than 40 papers on various aspects of speech processing including recognition and synthesis, language specific solutions, and multilingual systems. He is author of one textbook, has filed more than 10 patents, is member of the International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue and was member of the ELRA board.
META Prize and META Seal of Recognition Award Ceremony
as author at META-FORUM 2012 - A Strategy for Multilingual Europe, Brussels,