I am a sixth-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science department and a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing, friend of the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE), and advised by Sanjeev Khudanpur.
My primary research interest is topic characterization of speech. In particular I am looking at techniques using topic information to improve speech recognition and retrieval of spoken content.
Currently, most of my work is with the Kaldi speech recognition toolkit.
From 2000 to 2003 I worked for the Boston office of idealab!, a dot.com incubator, as a software developer on many early stage company prototypes. This included work on distributed clickstream analysis for what became Compete, Inc., 802.11 location aware services for Newbury Networks, and components of Google's Picasa
- Harvard University, B.A. in Computer Science, 2000.
- Naval Postgraduate School, M.S. in Computer Science, 2005.
Publications and Conference Presentations
May, C., Ferraro, F., McCree, A., Wintrode, J., Garcia-Romero, D., VanDurme, B., "Topic Identification and Discovery on Text and Speech,"
in Proc. EMNLP, 2015, Lisbon, POR.
Wintrode, J., "Cache-Augmented Latent Topic Language Models for Speech Retrieval"
, in Proc. NAACL-HLT Student Research Workshop, 2015, Denver, CO
Wintrode, J., Sell, G., Jansen, A., Fox, M., Garcia-Romero, D., McCree., A., "Content-Based Recommender Systems for Spoken Documents"
, in Proc. ICASSP, 2015, Brisbane, AUS
Wintrode, J., Khudanpur, S., "Combining Local and Broad Topic Context to Improve Term Detection"
, in Proc. SLT Workshop, 2014, Tahoe, NV
Wintrode, J., Khudanpur, S., "Can you repeat that? Using Word Repetition to Improve Spoken Term Detection"
, in Proc. ACL, 2014, Baltimore, MD
Wintrode, J., Khudanpur, S., "Limited Resource Term Detection for Effective Topic Identification of Speech"
, in Proc. ICASSP, 2014, Florence, IT
Wintrode, J., "Leveraging Locality in Topic Identification of Conversational Speech"
, in Proc. Interspeech, 2013, Lyon, FR
Wintrode, J., "Using Latent Topic Features to Improve Binary Classification of Spoken Documents"
, in Proc. ICASSP, 2011, Prague, CZ
Wintrode, J., Kulp S., "Confidence-Based Techniques for Rapid and Robust Topic Identification of Conversational Telephone Speech,"
in Proc. Interspeech, 2009, Brighton, UK
Olsson, J. S., Wintrode, J., "Fast Unconstrained Audio Search in Numerous Human Languages," in Proc. ICASSP, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Rowe, N., Wintrode, J., Sparks, J., Vorrath, J., Lear, M., "Deep Versus Broad Methods for Automatic Extraction of Intelligence Information from Text," in Proc. 10th International Command and Control Technology Symposium, 2005, Tysons Corner, VA.