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Jean-Paul Haton has been a Professor at the Université Henri Poincaré in Nancy, France, since 1974. He is a member of the "Institut Universitaire de France" and chairs the committee on information modeling of cognitive and perceptive processes. He heads the department of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence at the Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications (LORIA), as well as the "Pôle Technologique Régional" for Informatique, Automatique, Electronique + Mathématiques (IAE + M) for the Lorraine Region. He is a past director (1982-1993) of the GDR-PRC working group on "Man-Machine Communication", and chaired the Project Committee of the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)-Lorraine from 1987 to 1992. His work over the past many years has focussed on machine perception and cognition with applications to signal interpretation, decision making, and speech recognition. He has authored over 250 publications and has directed or co-directed over 80 Ph.D. dissertations.

Additional information on Prof. Haton be found at:

An interview was conducted with Dr. Jean-Paul Haton at Interspeech 2005, the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology in Lisbon, Portugal, September 4-8, 2005, by Dr. Janet Baker. The text of this interview has not yet been transcribed, but a brief excerpt of the recorded interview is available.

Brief excerpt of recorded interview.

History of Speech and Language Technology Project, Saras Institute / c/o Janet Baker, 173 Highland Street, West Newton, MA 02465, USA

Email: <Janet_Baker AT email DOT com>