LINGUIST List 12.1778

Mon Jul 9 2001

Support: Information and Communication Tech, U of Trento

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  1. Alberto Lavelli, Re: Information and Communication Technologies, Human Language Technology and PAttern Recognition areas, PhD candidate support at The University of Trento and ITS-Irst

Message 1: Re: Information and Communication Technologies, Human Language Technology and PAttern Recognition areas, PhD candidate support at The University of Trento and ITS-Irst

Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 09:20:36 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Alberto Lavelli <lavelliitc.it>
Subject: Re: Information and Communication Technologies, Human Language Technology and PAttern Recognition areas, PhD candidate support at The University of Trento and ITS-Irst


The University of Trento and ITC-Irst (Istituto per la Ricerca
Scientifica e Tecnologica) announce the availability of 3-year PhD
positions on "Information and Communication Technologies".

Of particular interest for users of this list might be the possibility
of applying for positions in the "Human Language Technology", and
"Pattern Recognition" areas, directly financed by ITC-Irst.

Applications for the PhD positions are invited from candidates,
regardless of sex, age and nationality, who have an Italian "laurea"
or equivalent degree qualification obtained abroad.

The PhD program benefits from the multidisciplinary expertise of the
teaching staff and the availability of a range of laboratories. Thus
the PhD programme offers candidates the chance to acquire advanced
skills in specific research fields and collateral sectors.

Applications must be received by August 10th 2001.

More information can be found at the following address:

 http://ict.unitn.it


ABOUT ITC-IRST

Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy, near the
Dolomites, ITC-Irst (Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
- http://irst.itc.it) is a major Italian research centre operating in
such fields as: Artificial Intelligence, Microsystems, and Surface
Physics. The Artificial Intelligence area comprises the following
divisions: TCC (Cognitive and Communication Technologies), SSI
(Interactive Sensory Systems) and SRA (Automatic Reasoning Systems).
ITC-Irst (presently directed by Oliviero Stock) has a long score of
important achievements in all the areas of its activity, testifying
its vocation towards excellence in basic and applied research, and in
technological transfer. ITC-Irst is a member of the European Network
of Excellence in Natural Language and Speech (ELSNET).

The Cognitive and Communication Technologies division at ITC-Irst is
one of the leading European research groups in areas such as Natural
Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction and Dialogue Systems,
Multi-modality, Natural Language Generation, and Production and
Maintenance of Linguistic Resources. Committed to both basic and
applied research, TCC has consolidated links and pursues joint
research efforts with many of the main research centres all over the
world, and has regular and fruitful relationships with primary
companies, especially those operating in the Web world. TCC has a long
record of EU funded projects.

The Interactive Sensory System division at ITC-Irst aims at advancing
the spoken language technology. Research and development activities
are carried on through affiliated projects funded by public and
private institutions. Currently investigated areas are the processing
of multimedia archives, multilingual communication systems
(speech-to-speech translation), speech recognition for Web Access and
Web Call Center, speech recognition in noisy environment and hands
free speech interaction.
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