IPRS meetings & general conferences of 49th congress


Sunday 14 July 2013
First IPRS session, 10:00-12:30. Chair: Rian Schwarz-van Poppel
Randel Raison (USA) The State of Electronic Reporting in the United States
Lorraine Sutherland (UK) From black art to black gown — a postgraduate diploma in parliamentary reporting
Eero Voutilainen (speaker) (Finland) Rules of reporting: the principles of representing spoken discourse in the Records Office of the Finnish parliament
Maarit Peltola, Teuvo Räty & Niklas Varisto (co-authors) Rules of reporting: the principles of representing spoken discourse in the Records Office of the Finnish parliament
workshop about the last topic
Monday 15 July 2013
Second IPRS session, 16:00-18:30. Chair: Rian Schwarz-van Poppel
Ayse Yedekci (Turkey) (Turkey) The limits of the applicability of new technologies to parliamentary reporting services: the case of Turkish Parliament
Dominick M. Tursi (USA) Evolution of shorthand machines
Zoi Resta (Greece) The role of interpreters in communication
Herbert Houdijk and Matthijs Bakker (The Netherlands) VLOS vs 2:0, the next level in reporting

All speeches were available on podcast with subtitles in English. With the compliments of Pervoice, an Italian leader firm in subtitling equipments ( ) and the voluntary contribution of the members of OnA.I.R. Association ( Many thanks to Kymberly Turnage ( ) Daniël Tuijnman and for their voluntary activity of subtitling on site.


Tuesday 16 July 2013 – General conference, 9:00-17:30. Chair: Dr. Carlo Eugeni

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. Many thanks to Laura v.d. Zande, Peter Grondel, Willem Boersma, Henk-Jan Eras, Anja Stijnen, Wouter Zwijnenburg and the coordinator Marlene Rijkse.

Opening address by local and Intersteno authorities
Keynote prof. Y. Gambier: Readability and accessibility – challenges in processing and disseminating information today
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Tatsuya Kawahara (Japan) Subtitling lecture videos with automatic speech recognition
Rian Schwarz van Poppeln Summary report of the IPRS sessions
Alessandro Tescari (Italy) Facing tsunami bureaucracy – How to paste voice into a pdf file and sign it forever


Wim Gerbecks Presentation of Text on top software
Jorge Bravo(Argentina) Collecting the past to face the future: the present of the Argentine Congress library
  Comments to the web-session

THIRD SESSION – Training and Practice

Jim Cudahy (Usa) Hello, NCRA – The Oral History Project: Stenographers capturing personal stories
Fabrizio Verruso Comments about the e-learning project of
Laura Batani (Italy) Helping primary school students to face the keyboarding tsunami


prof. Waldir Cury (Brazil) The issue as to shorthand speed  
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L. Jan den Holder (The Netherlands) Summary reporting contributes to confronting the ‘information tsunami’.  
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Fabrizio Gaetano Verruso (co-authors) Anna Maria Trombetti – Attilio Galimberti – Marina Armellini (Italy) Teaching shorthand on the web: An Italian example  
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Joel Snyder (USA) Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal  
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Zoi Resta (Greece) The role of interpreters in communication  
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Katalin Hajdicsné Dr Varga (Hungary) Teaching Typing with computer  
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