The From Sound to Sense Conference was held June 11-13,
2004 at MIT. Three-hundred participants from over 15
countries attended. The Conference Proceedings are available
and include both invited and contributed papers.
To provide a single venue in which a broad spectrum
of scientists can gather to review significant research
progress from the past 50 years, assess the current
state of the art, and promote cross-fertilization among
the sub-disciplines in this very wide-ranging field
to benefit future work.
- Survey the past fifty years of speech research in
six different areas:
- Phonetics and Phonology;
- Acoustics of Speech;
- Planning and Production of Speech;
- Speech Perception;
- Development, Pathology and Remediation of Speech;
- Technology: Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition.
- Present examples of interesting current work in
each of the six areas.
- Stimulate future cross-fertilization among the six
Includes invited oral sessions and contributed poster
A New-England style clambake was held at Thompson Island
in Boston Harbor, and served as an occasion to honor
Professor Kenneth N. Stevens.