o a Center that is at the service of the Spoken Dialog community, providing data, running studies, educating and running a Spoken Dialog Challenge http://dialrc.org/ www.skylar.cs.cmu.edu
o a project using a spoken dialogue system to expand access to such systems to the elderly and to non-native speakers. http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/letsgo/
o using multimodal information, finding times when the driver will be/is distracted and notifying the user in order to prevent accidents
o a project on lexical entrainment on both sides of the dialog with spoken dialog systems, sometimes with non-native speakers.
o the use of crowdsourcing to render datasets usable and correct. How to respect crowdworkers, paying them correctly,
o a project to retrieve appropriate, individuated texts for students learning to read, which exists in French and Portuguese as well as in English.
o a project to use automatic speech recognition to detect pronunciation errors and to provide appropriate correction information – contact me directly for more information.