Publications

Ahlén, Sondra. (1997). Types of Cliticization in Spanish Determiners: A Study on Stress and Syllabification.  Unpublished Master’s long paper.  Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Ahlén, Sondra (2005). “Wait a Minute.”  Are We Still Having Usability Problems?: A Comparative Case Study in Out-of-Grammar Dialog Tuning.  Talk presented at the SpeechTek West conference, San Francisco, CA.

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Ahlén, Sondra (2008). Para Servicio en Español: Best Practices for Offering Spanish in U.S. Telephony Applications. Talk presented at the SpeechTEK conference, New York, NY

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Ahlén, Sondra (2009). ¡Dígame! Tell Me What I Need to Say: Lessons Learned from Usability Testing for a Bilingual English/Spanish Speech Application in the U.S. Talk presented at the SpeechTEK conference, New York, NY.

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Ahlén, Sondra, Connelly, Brian, Corkadel, Michelle, Malkin, Robert, Vaidya, Anuj, and Vega, Rodolfo M. (1997).  Data Collection Scenarios for C-STAR Travel Domain.  Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute Technical Report, CMU-LTI-97-153.

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Ahlén, Sondra, Kaiser, Lizanne & Olvera, Eduardo (2004, July/August). ¿Bueno?  Are You Listening to Your Spanish Speakers?  Industry Challenges for the Growing U.S.-Spanish Market with Case Study Research on U.S. Addresses.   Speech Technology Magazine, 9(4), pp. 10-15.

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Ahlén, Sondra & Vega, Rodolfo M. (2006a). ¡Mira Quien Habla! Look Who’s Talking!: Spanish Voice Talent and Text-to-Speech for U.S. Spanish Applications. Part 1: Spanish Dialects and Their Market Impact.  AVIOS paper to be published in 2006 proceedings.

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Ahlén, Sondra & Vega, Rodolfo M. (2006b). ¡Mira Quien Habla! Look Who’s Talking!: Spanish Voice Talent and Text-to-Speech for U.S. Spanish Applications. Part 2: Voice Talents, TTS Voices, and Selection Criteria. AVIOS paper to be published in 2006 proceedings.

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Ahlén, Sondra & Vega, Rodolfo M. (2006c). ¡Mira Quien Habla! Look Who’s Talking!: Spanish Voice Talent and Text-to-Speech for U.S. Spanish Applications. Paper presented at the AVIOS~SpeechTEK Spring conference, San Francisco, CA.

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Damiba, Bertrand & Ahlén, Sondra (2005). Address Capture Application for U.S. Spanish Speakers.  Talk presented at the SpeechTEK West conference, San Francisco, CA.

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Kaiser, Lizanne. & Ahlén, Sondra (2004). Are You Listening to Your Spanish Speakers?  How Spanish Speakers in the U.S. Say U.S. Addresses. Paper presented at the AVIOS~SpeechTEK Spring conference, San Francisco, CA.

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Kaiser, Lizanne & Ahlén, Sondra (2005). Are You Listening to Your Spanish Speakers?  How Spanish Speakers in the U.S. say U.S. Addresses. International Journal of Speech Technology, 8, pp. 17-31. [An expanded version of Kaiser & Ahlén 2004 with further data analysis and a literature review.]

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Ueda, Yoshihiro, Ahlén, Sondra, and Kogure, Kiyoshi (1990). Declarative Control of Generation Using Typed Feature Structures.  In TKE:90: Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, H. Czap and W. Nedobity (eds.), INDEKS Verlag, Frankfurt, Vol. I, pp 330-338.


Awards

Gary Poock Best Paper Award