LINGUIST List 15.1286

Thu Apr 22 2004

Jobs: Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Stanford University

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  1. jurafsky, Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Stanford University

Message 1: Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Stanford University

Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 18:18:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: jurafsky <>
Subject: Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Stanford University

University or Organization: Stanford University
Department: Linguistics
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Speech Synthesis


Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Speech Synthesis

Stanford University seeks to hire an outstanding postdoctoral
researcher immediately in computer speech synthesis. Candidates should
be recent PhDs in a research area related to Spoken Language
Processing or Natural Language Processing, in computer science,
linguistics, or electrical engineering. Strong computational and
mathematical skills and interest and experience with prosodic analysis
are especially desirable. Postdocs participating in this project will
be joining an active interdisciplinary speech and language processing
community with strengths in speech recognition, statistical natural
language processing, dialogue understanding, and psycholinguistic
models of language processing and development.

The project, ''Expressive Prosody for Unit-selection Speech
Synthesis'', is new, run by Dan Jurafsky
( in the Linguistics Department at
Stanford and by Simon King and Mark Steedman at the University of
Edinburgh. Our goals are to generate prosody appropriate for
communicating specific meanings and information structures, including
generation of appropriate pitch accents, full and reduced syllables on
function and content words.

The position is initially for 1 year, with a second year renewal
possible. To apply, email a CV, a one-page statement of research
interests, names and contact information for three references, and a
cover letter that briefly summarizes qualifications. Applications may
be sent to Allen Sciutto at:

Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Allen Sciutto
	Linguistics Department, Margaret Jacks Hall
	Stanford University
	Stanford, CA 94305
	United States of America 

	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Allen Sciutto
	Tel: 650-723-4284

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