LINGUIST List 11.2723

Fri Dec 15 2000

Jobs: Speech Recog at U of Nijmegen, Netherlands

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  1. Helmer Strik, Speech Recog: Research at U of Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Speech Recog: Research at U of Nijmegen, Netherlands

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 09:20:03 +0100
From: Helmer Strik <>
Subject: Speech Recog: Research at U of Nijmegen, Netherlands


The Dept. of Language & Speech offers a two-year position for research
on ASR within the European project MUMIS.

* Project title
 MUMIS: Multimedia Indexing and Searching Environment

* Project description
 MUMIS will develop base technology, demonstrated within a laboratory
prototype, to support automated multimedia indexing and to facilitate
search and retrieval from multimedia databases in specific domains.
The project will demonstrate that innovative technology components can
operate on multilingual, multisource, and multimodal information and
create a meaningful and queryable database with video content from the
soccer domain.

* Data of the MUMIS project
 Starting date : 1 July 2000 
 Duration : 30 months 

The candidate should (preferably) start as soon as possible. 
The main task of the candidate will be to develop the automatic 
speech recognition (ASR) software for extracting text elements from
audio files and video soundtracks; for Dutch, English and German. 

* Required skills:
 - experience in ASR technology
 - ability to work as part of a team

* Desired skills:
 - Perl and UNIX
 - MA Speech Science or Computer Science 

Additional information on this vacancy and MUMIS can be found at

Additional information on the research activities carried out at 
the Dept. of Language & Speech can be found at

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Interested parties who (at least partially) fulfill the qualifications
stated above should send the following information (preferably by
e-mail) before 3 Jan. 2001:

 * name and affiliation, 
 * a short paragraph describing your qualifications
 * list of publications and prior work 
 * contact details of references
 * pointers to web sites or other relevant resources 


Prof.dr. L. Boves 
Tel. +31-24-3612902


Dr. H. Strik 
Tel. +31-24-3616104

Postal address: 
A2RT, Dept. of Language and Speech, 
University of Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9103, 
6500 HD Nijmegen, 
The Netherlands. 
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