Dr. Christian Dugast

Angestellt, Senior Researcher, RWTH Aachen University

Bad Honnef, Germany

Skills

Artificial intelligence
Language Technologies
business development
expert in language and speech technologies
essentially based on statistical methods: Spracher
Experte in Sprach-Technologien
speech recognition
Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)
Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Natural Langu
Mensch-Maschine Kommunikation
Man Machine Communication
Man Machine Interaction (MMI)
Sprach-Dialogsysteme
dialog systems
Information Extraction
Information Retrieval
IER
Named Entity Recognition (NER)
relation extraction
Suche
search
virtueller Berater
virtual assistant
artificial intelligence
künstliche Intelligenz
machine learning
Maschinelles Lernen
learning algorithms
automatische Textkategorisierung
text categorisation
text classification
automatic social media analysis
sentiment analysis
opinion mining
question answering
spelling correction
lexicalised parsing
tagging
part-of-speech parsing
POS parsing
query processing
thesaurus methods
Semantik
semantics
semantic analysis
semantische Analyse
summarisation
automatische Übersetzung
machine translation
speech-to-speech translation
voice-to-voice translation
Big Data
Daten Analyse
data analytics
speech analytics
text analytics
statistische Methoden
statistical methods
Statistik
statistics
Markov Modelle
Hidden Markov Models
probabilistic parsing
supervised methods
unsupervised methods
SQL
Datenbank
building strategic partner-networks
building eco-systems
partner eco-system
Internationalisierung
internationalisation
business internationalisation
Business Internationalisierung
international collaboration
starting business from scratch
operating american business
business contract signature
Technologie-Evaluierung
evaluating technologies
technologie-Integration
integrating technologies into business processes
product management
product marketing
positioning companies and solutions within their m

Timeline

Professional experience for Christian Dugast

  • Current 6 years and 1 month, since Apr 2018

    Senior Researcher

    RWTH Aachen University

    Working on Information Extraction, Natural Language Understanding

  • Current 17 years and 11 months, since Jun 2006

    Owner

    tech2biz, Bringing Language Technologies to Business

    From Big Data to Big Semantics: use of Language Technologies for Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis.

  • 3 years, Apr 2015 - Mar 2018

    Senior Researcher

    Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz

    Management of QT21 (www.QT21.eu), a European Commission funded research project on machine translation involving 11 academic research groups and 3 companies over 8 countries

  • 4 years and 5 months, Feb 2002 - Jun 2006

    VP Business Development

    VoiceObjects

    Define the international position of VoiceObjects. Develop the international partner channel (sales, development).

  • 3 years and 4 months, Nov 1998 - Feb 2002

    Director Operations Europe

    Nuance

    Develop from scratch the business from Nuance in Europe: marketing, business development, channel development, technology partner development, the first 10. Mio US$. First managing employee of Nuance in Europe.

  • 3 years and 7 months, Apr 1995 - Oct 1998

    Product Manager

    Philips Speech Technologies GmbH

    Building up SpeechMania, the world wide first Interactive Voice Response system based on cutting edge continuous speech recognition and natural language understanding technologies.

  • 6 years, Apr 1989 - Mar 1995

    Deputy Group Leader, Research

    Philips

    Develop the automatic speech recognition technology from Philips, benchmarking it internationally. Expert of the European Union, more then 20 scientific papers published.

Educational background for Christian Dugast

  • 4 years and 6 months, Sep 1982 - Feb 1987

    Computer Science

    University of Toulouse, France

    Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition

  • 1 year and 10 months, Sep 1980 - Jun 1982

    Computer Science

    University of Grenoble (France)

Languages

  • German

    Fluent

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    First language

Interests

Sailing
Climbing
Cooking
Design
Wine

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