James K. Baker

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James K. Baker
Fields speech recognition
Institutions Dragon Systems
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University
Thesis Stochastic Modeling as a Means of Automatic Speech Recognition (1975)
Doctoral advisor Raj Reddy
Known for Dragon Systems

James K. Baker is the founder of Dragon Systems. He is credited with creation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.[1]

James Baker is an expert in speech recognition technology and a Distinguished Career Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

In June 2007, Baker was appointed Director of Research at the new Human Language Technology Center of Excellence at the Johns Hopkins University.[1][2]

He recently coauthored a historical review on speech recognition with Xuedong Huang and Raj Reddy for CACM .[3]

Baker is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering.


  1. Baker, J. (1975). "The DRAGON system—An overview". IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing 23: 24–29. doi:10.1109/TASSP.1975.1162650.  edit


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