Dr. Gerald Penn
Gerald Penn is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His spoken language processing research group focuses on acoustic signal processing and speech recognition within the context of human-centred interfaces. His other research interests include mathematical linguistics and parsing in freer word-order languages.
Our aim is to pursue research in visualization and sonification of large portions of the CBC Newsworld corpus: the collected and digitized 24-hour air-check videos from the last 23 years (back to 1989), and, more generally, to enable spoken phrase and keyword search, information seeking, search and display and segment review within this corpus.

For the past 73 years, the CBC has given voice to our unique Canadian perspective on the world, producing a phenomenally rich, multimedia record of our social, political and cultural heritage. The CBC Newsworld archives consist of a very large and valuable collection of daily broadcast "air checks" (Newsworld content together with advertisements, etc.) recorded on VHS videotapes and DVDs.
CIVDDD Video Series
Martha Ladly discusses her research into video search, combined with natural language processing...
Research Sub-project
CBC Newsworld
Our aim is to pursue research in visualization and sonification of large...
Annette Mangaard
MFA Student, Research Assistant, OCAD University
Glenn Farrelly
PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, University of Toronto
Laura Wright
MFA Student, Research Assistant, OCAD University
Monica Virtue
MDes Candidate, Research Assistant, OCAD University
Patricia Thaine
Postdoctoral Student, University of Toronto
Siavash Kazemian
Postdoctoral Student, University of Toronto

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