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Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! D. Matt Innis 09:35, 30 June 2008 (CDT)


Sam, Welcome to the CZ, and thanks for authoring in here.Pat Palmer 20:38, 20 July 2008 (CDT)

where to ask what something should be named

Sam, the forums maybe, the Computers email list maybe would be places to ask what a set of article would best be named. If someone has already written about related topics or started related articles, you could look in the history and ask them on their talk pages. Of, you could just start an article named whatever you think and wait and see if someone disputes your name with you on the article's talk page. If they really hate it, they might just up and rename it on you! Feel free just to start whatever articles you think might be needed. Though if you want to ask on the forums, you might be rewarded by gathering some help from the community.Pat Palmer 11:24, 21 July 2008 (CDT)

Speech Recognition article and graphics

Hi Sam, I really like the Speech Recognition article. You all did a good job of explaining that it's difficult and why. Would you please check that all the graphics are legal? One diagram is marked as being Nora's own work; but the waveforms do not have the source identified, nor does the graphic of the equation really indicate who created the graphic and whether CZ has permission to display it. CZ constables are quite strict that we need written permission to use anyone else's photograghs or graphics unless they are previously published on the web with a permissive license. It might be necessary to substitute ones that we, or hopefully you, have created yourselves.Pat Palmer 10:55, 29 August 2008 (CDT)

Pat, I followed the procedure for putting the waveforms in the public domain, with no copyright. They are simply screen captures of images that I created using the same software I used in our presentation. When I click on the magnify thumbprint icon, it says "by Samuel C. Smith. Click for the public domain dedication / statement permanently rejecting all rights, and other notices. " Should I add a statement to the effect that I created the images myself? I will follow up with Sean about his graphic.
Sam, sorry if I missed the information. It's probably a good idea to add an explicit explanation that it's yours on those graphics. Also, please sign your comments by adding four tildes ~~~~ at the end; that will add your name, a link to your user page, and the date/time of the comment. Thanks!Pat Palmer 13:32, 29 August 2008 (CDT)
Pat, I added a line to the notes for my images, and Sean modified his information--satisfactorily, I hope.Samuel C. Smith 14:58, 4 September 2008 (CDT)

Spectra and waveform

I was delighted to see the graphics you had uploaded. Are these to be used in an article on speech recognition?

In a very different area, Signals intelligence#Signal detection, I drew some frequency domain displays, simplified to show the structure. There are numerous places where some background articles on time domain and frequency domain display and analysis would be useful, and they are hard to write. Please use the diagrams I did do (they are PowerPoint if you'd like the originals) as a base for modification.

If you have time beyond class, articles on time domain vs. frequency domain would be useful in many places.

Thanks! Howard C. Berkowitz 11:22, 4 September 2008 (CDT)