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Amaani Lyle of Official Wire reports, “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency scientists will build on language processing technologies with improved speed and accuracy –- offering an advantage to analysts in a variety of military and non-military scenarios, a program manager said today at the DARPA Congressional Tech Showcase here. Dr. Bonnie Dorr, DARPA Human Language Technologies, demonstrated Raytheon BBN Technologies’ ‘Byblos,’ one of several speech recognition systems that represent the state of the art in trainable, large-vocabulary, speaker-independent speech recognition. ‘What’s of interest here is gleaning information from the huge volumes that come through to us in foreign languages,’ Dorr said. ‘So it’s really [addressing] the big data problem.’ ” Read more