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Speech : Justine Greening: speech at DfE Skills Summit. 30 November 2017

Speech : Justine Greening: speech at DfE Skills Summit. 30 November 2017

Social mobility. Equality of opportunity. This is my and my department’s guiding mission and we will soon be launching an overarching plan setting out the concrete, practical actions we will take on key areas. I’m clear that, ultimately, we tackle the skills deficit when we tackle the opportunity deficit. This is how we build a Britain that is fit for the future and a Britain that works for everyone.

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Speech: Justine Greening: Business and Education Summit: 6 July 2017

Speech: Justine Greening: Business and Education Summit: 6 July 2017

Justine Greening: Speech at the Business and Education Summit - GOV.UK It’s clear to me that our further education sector needs more support.. That mean smarter decision making on the gr[r]

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Speech: Justine Greening: education at the core of social mobility. 18 January 2017

Speech: Justine Greening: education at the core of social mobility. 18 January 2017

It also means making sure that we have the right capacity in the system to allow less-advantaged young people, and those just about managing, to acquire the knowledge and the skills that will keep options open to them, making sure they have the right advice as they make decisions about their futures, and broader experiences to help them develop as people - giving them the best possible base to move into a career from.

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Speech: Justine Greening: We should not accept Britain as it has been: 12 July 2017

Speech: Justine Greening: We should not accept Britain as it has been: 12 July 2017

We have to recognise that this is about a systemic failure. That the system gets trapped. Without the capacity to improve, schools don’t get better and the next generation growing up there get trapped too. But the good news is we know the spiral can reverse. It can go up. We can change this so that we end up with better educational outcomes, better knowledge and skills, leading to better performing businesses in local areas.

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Speech: Justine Greening: our ambition is to leave no community behind: 14 December 2017

Speech: Justine Greening: our ambition is to leave no community behind: 14 December 2017

In the past, this has been an area where we’ve essentially let people walk down a career of blind alleys – and not just at age 16 or 18. We haven’t offered enough guidance or support to people in work either. And so too many people don’t get on the career path they’d like or that would suit or stretch them, because they lack the networks, the smart advice, the life skills and the confidence that employers look for.

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Speech: Justine Greening: unlocking the potential of a new generation. 30 March 2017

Speech: Justine Greening: unlocking the potential of a new generation. 30 March 2017

Now I grew up in one of those parts of the country where we want to see more progress – Rotherham, just outside Sheffield, and it’s fantastic that we have someone that’s involved in a lot of that work in my home region coming to be part of the panel today. I passionately believe that none of us should accept a reality in which your chances of going to a good school or a good college, accessing great early years or later on skills provision, depend on where you live. That’s simply something none of us should accept.

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Arya House, OSV 0005695, 30 November 2017

Arya House, OSV 0005695, 30 November 2017

appropriate action is taken in response to allegations, disclosures or suspected abuse. Residents are assisted and supported to develop the knowledge, self-awareness, understanding and skills needed for self-care and protection. Residents are provided with emotional, behavioural and therapeutic support that promotes a positive approach to behaviour that challenges. A restraint-free environment is promoted.

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A Dynamic Technique for Speech Optimization and Speech-To-Speech Linguistic Translation

A Dynamic Technique for Speech Optimization and Speech-To-Speech Linguistic Translation

In this paper a novel approach is discussed to combine a rule based format synthesis approach and a corpus-driven approach. The new approach takes advantage of the fact that a unit library can better model detailed gestures then the current general rules. The rule based model keeps the flexibility to make modifications and the possibility to include both linguistic and extra linguistic knowledge sources. Figure 3 shows the approach from a technical point of view. A database used for creating a unit library. Each unit is described by a selection of extracted synthesis parameters with the linguistic information about the unit’s original context and linguistic features. The parameters can be extracted automatically. In our traditional text-to-speech system the synthesiser is controlled by rule-generated parameters from the text-to-parameter module. These parameters are represented by time and values pairs including labels and prosodic features such as duration and intonation. In this approach some of the rule generated parameter values are replaced by values from the unit library. The process is controlled by the unit selection module that takes into account not only parameter information but also linguistic features supplied by the text-to-parameter module. The parameters are normalized and concatenated before being sent to the synthesizer.
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The European Council [Dublin Summit 1979], Dublin, 29-30 November 1979

The European Council [Dublin Summit 1979], Dublin, 29-30 November 1979

As a tangible contribution towards introducing an element of greater stabilitY by consuming countries in general, and by the Member States of the CommunitY in particular, the European Co[r]

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Cork University Maternity Hospital, 30 November 2017

Cork University Maternity Hospital, 30 November 2017

Previously, Cork University Hospital and Cork University Maternity Hospital were jointly governed and managed with shared arrangements for infection prevention and control overseen by clinical microbiology consultants based in Cork University Hospital who led a joint infection prevention and control team. The team included a designated infection prevention and control nurse for Cork University Maternity Hospital. Since February 2017, the two hospitals had separate governance and management arrangements. The Group Clinical Director for Maternity Services in the South/South West Hospital Group had been delegated direct management
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Phonological awareness, speech, and language skills in children with clefts

Phonological awareness, speech, and language skills in children with clefts

While phonological awareness skills have been shown to help children learn to spell and decode written text, not all children who achieve high levels of phonemic awareness become good readers (Byrne, Fielding-Barnsley, & Ashley, 2000). This is important to keep in mind, as phonological awareness training does not address all of the other skills (for example, language skills such as semantics or syntax) that must come together in order to read successfully. In fact, research has demonstrated that in early elementary school, when successful reading depends heavily on successful word reading skills, decoding is more predictive of reading ability than language skill development; however, in later elementary school when successful reading requires high levels of comprehension, language skills such as semantic and syntactic knowledge are more predictive of reading skill than decoding (Swank & Catts, 1994). As we move toward a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship among phonological awareness, written language, and broader areas of language comprehension a strong theoretical framework will help demonstrate the contribution one makes to another.
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Speech: Anne Milton at the Association of Colleges Governance Summit: 14 March 2018

Speech: Anne Milton at the Association of Colleges Governance Summit: 14 March 2018

Board diversity isn’t just about a better balance in the representation of people from different backgrounds. It is not about being politically correct - it’s about boards being informed, strengthened and enriched by the best possible mix of skills, experience and perspectives. We’ll continue to work with you, and with others such as local authorities, to support initiatives to attract a broad range of high-quality governors.

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Speech segmentation and spelling skills in children with developmental verbal dyspraxia

Speech segmentation and spelling skills in children with developmental verbal dyspraxia

Table 6.3 - Michael and Caroline's performance on the complex auditory discrimination test at T1 compared to normal controls.. Although Michael and Caroline attained[r]

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Multilingual Speech to Speech Translation for Telugu to English and Hindi to English Speech

Multilingual Speech to Speech Translation for Telugu to English and Hindi to English Speech

computing techniques are not even at par to accelerate. DNN training is especially slow for tasks with large data sets. Existing approaches for speeding up the process involve parallelizing the Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) algorithm used to train DNNs. Even under such conditions it is possible to determine whether DNNs would still be able to produce state-of-the-art results using this low-precision arithmetic. To answer this question, we implement an approximate DNN that uses the low-precision arithmetic and evaluate it on the TIMIT phoneme recognition task and the Wall street Journal (WSJ) Based speech recognition task. For both tasks, we find that acoustic models based on approximate DNNs perform as well as ones based on conventional DNNs; both produce similar recognition error rates. The approximate DNN is able to match the conventional DNN only if it uses Kahan summations to preserve precision. These results show that DNNs can run on low-precision hardware without the arithmetic causing any loss in recognition ability. The low-precision hardware is therefore a suitable approach for speeding up DNN training.
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PROSODY OF SPEECH: A TOOL FOR IMPRESSIONISTIC ANALYSIS OF CLASSROOM SPEAKING SKILLS

PROSODY OF SPEECH: A TOOL FOR IMPRESSIONISTIC ANALYSIS OF CLASSROOM SPEAKING SKILLS

Impressionistic investigation in an English Language Teaching classroom activities oriented towards teaching, assisting, improving, and evaluating students speaking performances does indicate that there is much more which is conveyed than just the morphological range, syntactic structures, and semantic content available to the speaker. This paper raises following points for reader’s evaluative consideration which are ably supported by a short study: (1) to look into those prosody induced cues to chart cartography of refined speech and somewhat complete speech effort enabling students perform better in their assessments; (2) to investigate the prosody’s role of meaning carrier, both semantic and pragmatic, in ELT classroom based with efforts focus on speaking skills through registering those specific instantiations of use; (3) to try proving a hypothecation about somewhat universal nature of prosodic features usage while contributively using the rich demographic profile of the ELT classroom in Lovely Professional University; (4) to delve into the question of impact of prosodic awareness resulting in effective classroom speech thus fulfilling the innate principle logic of learning a language to comprehensively communicate expression emanating at a given point of time. At the same time mention must be made that this paper will not look into the articulation, transmission or acoustic analysis of prosodic components but focus on the above mentioned points in semantic-pragmatic interface, their impact on appropriateness and relevance.
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Modeling Conversational Speech for Speech Recognition

Modeling Conversational Speech for Speech Recognition

First, in conversational speech, where there is a less clear notion o f "sentence" than in written text, does segmenting the text into linguistically or semantically based units contribu[r]

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Speech to Speech Translation Activities in Thailand

Speech to Speech Translation Activities in Thailand

ficient searching over a variety of speech environ- ments. Similar to many robust ASR systems, the selected acoustic model was enhanced by adapting by the input speech using any adaptation algorithm such as MLLR or MAP. In our model, however, simulated-data adaptation was proposed (That- phithakkul et al., 2006). The method synthesized an adaptation set by adding noise extracted from the input speech to a pre-recorded set of clean speech. A speech/non-speech detection module determined in the input speech the silence portions, which were assumed to be the environmental noise. This approach solved the problem of incorrect transcription in unsupervised adaptation and en- hanced the adaptation performance by increasing the size of adaptation data.
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Domain Portability in Speech to Speech Translation

Domain Portability in Speech to Speech Translation

Table 2 shows the results of porting four baseline speech recog- nition systems to the doctor-patient domain, and to the meeting do- main. The four baseline systems are trained on Broadcast News (BN), English Spontaneous Scheduling Task (ESST), combined BN and ESST, and the travel planning domain of the C-STAR consor- tium (http://www.c-star.org). The given tasks illustrate a variety of domain size, speaking styles and recording conditions ranging from clean spontaneous speech in a very limited domain (ESST, C-STAR) to highly conversational multi-party speech in an extremely broad domain (Meeting). As a consequence the error rates on the meeting data are quite high but using MAP (Maximum A Posteriori) acoustic model adaptation and language model adap- tation the error rate can be reduced by about 10.2% relative over the BN baseline system. With the doctor-patient data the drop in error
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SPEECH RECOGNITION ROBOTIC ARM SHOWING WRITING SKILLS

SPEECH RECOGNITION ROBOTIC ARM SHOWING WRITING SKILLS

The third and very important part of the robotic arm is mechanical assembly by which the mechanical movement of the robotic arm is carried out. After the software, Programming part there is an electronic driver part in which working of microcontroller, dc motor and motor driver IC is carried out. The mechanical assembly part is completely dependent on mechanical movement of the arm. A Microphone is fitted to the robotic arm which acts as the input to for the speech signal from the user. The microphone receives the audio signals (speech signal).i.e. the word pronounced by the patient and converts it into an electrical form. A PC sound cord transfers this signal to a MATLAB TOOL BOX where the signal acquisition process takes place. Then this information is matched with the pre-programmed DSP algorithm, where signal text conversion takes place. This text then is transferred to a microcontroller unit via serial port. This microcontroller unit converts the text signal from the MATLAB toolbox into mechanical action.
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Speech : Sam Gyimah at Science and Technology Select Committee Summit, 22 February 2018

Speech : Sam Gyimah at Science and Technology Select Committee Summit, 22 February 2018

An official agreement between the UK and the EU would be a win-win allowing ongoing collaboration through an established, effective mechanism provided that we maintain the shared focus on excellence. And if, as the Prime Minister referred to in her Florence speech, the UK continues to take part in specific policies and programmes such as those that promote science, education and culture, any ongoing

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