Diana Archangeli wins AHSS grant

Sept. 20, 2010

When it comes to understanding language, we often focus only on what we hear. But other signals also come into play with language recognition, such as the shape of the lips, vibration of the vocal folds or movement of the tongue.
Archangeli, whose research focuses largely on the movement of the tongue when we talk, is working to collect data on the role the tongue, lips, vocal folds, nasal airflow and other areas play in language recognition. Her eventual goal is to develop an improved speech recognition program that can ultimately be trained on more complex levels than audio alone.
As an early step in her research, she is partnering with Ian Fasel, assistant research professor of...