By JIRI NAVRATIL
With deep sadness, we regret to announce that our dear colleague and friend Dr. Ganesh N. Ramaswamy passed away on October 9th, 2008. Ganesh had significant professional and personal impact on his colleagues and friends, and he will be sorely missed.
SLTC Elects New Chair
and New Members
By BRIAN MAK
The SLTC recently elected 22 new committee members and a new committee Chair. These new members, whose terms will begin in January 2009, will increase the size of the committee to 45 members.
Sorokin, Itakura and Weinstein Talk to Saras
By SAMER AL MOUBAYED, JIN KYU PARK, OLGA PUSTOVALOVA, & ANTONIO ROQUE
We continue the series of excerpts of interviews from the History of Speech and Language Technology Project. In these segments, Annie Zaenen, Victor Sorokin, Fumitada Itakura, and Clifford Weinstein discuss how they became involved with the field of speech and language technology.