Dr. Pat T. Pattabhiraman is currently VP of Research & Development with Yactraq Online, and Senior Technology Advisor with Uniphore Software Systems. He has deep experience in Natural Language Processing and Speech Technology. At Conversay, Pat led teams of speech engineers and computational linguists in the development of critical components of speech recognition and text-to-speech in multiple languages, resulting in commercial products deployed on over 8 million devices including numerous Samsung mobile phones and the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. At Seagate software (now SAP Canada), he architected a natural language interface to Crystal Reports and developed several of its major modules. Pat has presented in major conferences and guest edited special issues of Computational Intelligence Journal on Natural Language Generation. Pat has a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the IIT Madras, and a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University. His Ph.D. dissertation is prescribed as reading material in a graduate course at the University of Strasbourg.
Areas of interest/experience: NLP & Text Analytics, ASR, Machine Learning, AI, Summarization, TTS, Call Analytics, Business Intelligence, Computational Journalism, Social Media, NL Interfaces to Databases, Sentiment- & Emotion Analytics, Computational Linguistics, NL Question Answering, Machine Translation, Multilinguality, Language Modeling, Parsing, Semantics, Knowledge Representation, Lexicon, NL Generation, Route Descriptions, Dev Environments for Large Scale NLP, Automatic Program Generation, Emerging Technologies.