HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Teaching computers to replace lost sounds

TROY, N.Y. Mike Savic cant recapture the 18 missing minutes of the Watergate tapes, but he can teach computers to deliver sounds that have been damaged in transmission. His research will aid military communications, improve hearing aids, and possibly find musics lost chords.

Savic, a professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., is accomplishing the task by reversing previous work. He previously taught computers to identify languages by distinguishing sound patterns. Now, by starting with the typical sounds of a known language -- and the most popular transitions between them -- he can begin to reconstruct missing sequences by looking at the most probable options.

Applications for this technology abound. For example, when a pilot communicates with the control tower, a word or two may be drowned out by thunder or some other loud noise. Almost instantly, the computer would reconstruct the words to ensure safe communication between the airport and the airliner. Hearing aids could connect to a chip and work in the same fashion.

Savic envisions that the technology would be useful to historians as well and would not be relegated to sound analysis alone. Anything that has a pattern to it could benefit from the technology. If historians had a page of an old handwritten text with bits missing, and they knew the author, the computer could reconstruct the text in the same way that it would reconstruct speech.

Savic is working with graduate student Mike Moore and several undergraduates on the project, which is funded by the U.S Air Force. A patent was recently filed for this technology.


'"/>

Contact: Pat Azriel
azriep@rpi.edu
518-276-6098
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
21-Mar-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making
2. Teaching hospital physicians report trouble obtaining specialty services for the uninsured
3. Teaching human side of patient care is best done at the bedside, say medical educators
4. Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
5. Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients
6. College of Nursing professor develops videos for computers to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior
7. UMass researchers teaching computers to interpret MRIs
8. Growing your own replacement teeth? Not science fiction!
9. Brain imaging with MRI could replace lie detector
10. Premature infants with lung disease may continue to need replacement substance to ease breathing
11. Life saving option replaces open heart surgery in newborns

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud ... and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and ... the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing ... new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on ... subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: ... faced every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From ... Carole is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of ... National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host its fiscal ... Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. (CDT) ... a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). In ... guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will also highlight the ... long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: