LINGUIST List 11.971

Fri Apr 28 2000

Jobs: Speech Synthesis: pre- and postdoc/Germany

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  1. Dr.Gregor M�hler, Speech Synthesis: pre- or postdoc at University of Stuttgart, Germany Germany

Message 1: Speech Synthesis: pre- or postdoc at University of Stuttgart, Germany Germany

Date: 27 Apr 2000 11:38:31 -0000
From: Dr.Gregor M�hler <>
Subject: Speech Synthesis: pre- or postdoc at University of Stuttgart, Germany Germany

Rank of Job: pre- or postdoc
Areas Required: Speech Synthesis
Other Desired Areas: Computational Linguistics, Phonetics, Speech signal
University or Organization: University of Stuttgart
Department: IMS, Experimental Phonetics
State or Province: Germany
Country: Germany
Final Date of Application: as soon as possible
Contact: Dr. Gregor M�hler

Address for Applications:
Azenbergstr. 12

Research Positions in Speech Synthesis

The Division of Experimental Phonetics at the Institute of Natural
Language Processing (IMS) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, is
seeking applications for postdoctoral and predoctoral positions to work
on aspects of speech synthesis within the framework of the project

The SmartKom project focuses on intuitive human-machine interaction
using various input and output modalities (speech, gestures, mimic). It
is founded by the German government and involves twelve partners from
universities and industry.

Within the project, the IMS is responsible for the speech output
component which will be realized as a concept-to-speech component
(interfacing with an external natural language generation module). The
group is coordinated by Prof. Grzegorz Dogil. Successful applicants
will work on various aspects of this component including speaker
selection, speech database construction and synthesis unit selection.

Duration of the project will be until September 2003. The positions are
according to the BAT II scale (approx. 35000-40000 Euro p.a., depending
on age and marital status). Starting date is as soon as possible.

Desired qualifications: 

 - Ph.D., "Diplom", M.S. in a computation-oriented speech
 processing area (e.g. speech synthesis, coding, recognition,
 computational linguistics)
 - experience with corpus-based approaches in speech technology
 - experience with speech database construction
 - basic knowledge of phonetics 
 - programming skills in C/C++, Perl, Scheme
 - good proficiency in German

Applicants with all or a subset of these qualifications are encouraged
to apply. Please send the following information by e-mail, preferably
in plain ASCII text format:

 - name and affiliation
 - a brief description of your qualifications
 - list of publications
 - pointers to (e.g.) web sites pertinent to your previous work. 

Please send applications to 

 Dr. Gregor M�hler 
 Universit�t Stuttgart 
 Institut f�r Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung 
 Azenbergstr. 12 
 70174 Stuttgart 

Relevant links

 Speech Synthesis at the IMS:
 SmartKom project:
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