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Kishore S. Prahallad

Associate Professor Kishore S. Prahallad
A3-120, IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli
Hyderabad - 500032
Andhra Pradesh
Telephone: +91-40-6653-1177 (Off) +91-40-6653-1414 (Lab)
Mobile: +91-9701387741
Email: kishore@iiit.ac.in
Personal page: http://sites.google.com/site/kishoreprahallad/

Area of Interest: Speech and Language Processing

Brief Bio:

Kishore S. Prahallad is an associate professor at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad. He is associated with IIIT Hyderabad since March 2001, and started the speech activities in Language Technologies Research Center (LTRC) at IIIT-H.  He served as a research scientist from 2001-2008, senior research scientist from 2008-2010, assistant professor from 2010-2013.

He did BE in computer science and engineering (CSE) from Deccan College of Eng. & Tech., Osmania University in 1998, MS (by Research) in 2001 from Dept. of CSE, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, and PhD in 2010 from Language Technologies Institute (LTI), School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA.

His research interests are in speech and language processing, specifically in text-to-speech synthesis, and speech analytics using untranscribed speech data. His current projects include speech analytics (spoken audio search, speech summarization), building multimodal virtual assistant(s) on mobile devices for illiterate, differently-abled and tourists (specifically in the context of India and Indian languages), collection and automatic annotation of spoken data or oral narratives in ~1000 Indian languages, and learning-to-learn.

Recent Publications:
  1. Gautam Varma Mantena and Kishore S. Prahallad, "IIIT-H SWS 2013: Gaussian Posteriorgrams of Bottle-Neck Features for Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection", in MediaEval 2013 Multimedia Benchmark Workshop, 2013. [More] [Digital]
  2. Naresh Kumar Elluru, Anandaswarup Vadapalli, Veera Raghavendra Elluru, Hema A Murthy and Kishore S. Prahallad, "Is word-to-phone mapping better than phone-phone mapping for handling English words?", in Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013. [More] [Digital]
  3. Anandaswarup Vadapalli, Peri Bhaskararao and Kishore S. Prahallad, "Significance of word-terminal syllables for prediction of phrase breaks in Text-to-Speech systems for Indian languages", in Proceedings of 8th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 189 - 194, September 2013. [More] [Digital]
  4. Florian Metze et al., "The Spoken Web Search Task at MediaEval 2011", in ICASSP, pp. 5165-5168, 2012. [More] [Digital]
  5. Kishore S. Prahallad, Naresh Kumar Elluru, Venkatesh Keri and S. Rajendran, "IIIT-H Indic Speech Databases", in INTERSPEECH, Portland, USA, Sept 2012. [More] [Digital]
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