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Sun Mar 21 2010

Support: Comp Ling, Speech Science: PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

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        1.    Carl Vogel, Computational Linguistics, Speech Science: PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Speech Science: PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Date: 20-Mar-2010
From: Carl Vogel <vogeltcd.ie>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Speech Science: PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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Institution/Organization: Trinity College Dublin
Department: Information Systems/CLCS
Web Address: http://www.cs.tcd.ie/research_groups/clg

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Speech Science


2 Phd Positions involving speech and text analysis are open within TCD.


The bursaries include payment of fees, some research costs, and a
stipend of 16K per annum. The funding covers four years of study
within a structured PhD program. This funding is equivalent to that
provided by IRCSET awards.

Position 1: Speaking the 1641 Depositions

This innovative project under the theme of 'Digital Humanities and Sustainable
Records' will attract candidates who are interested in independent and advanced
research linking speech synthesis and important historical documents. It will
involve application of advanced linguistic and statistical methods, using the
latest tools and technologies, for the analysis and rendering into speech of
large bodies of annotated historical text. The project will last for four years
and research costs, a stipend, and coverage of fees, etc., will be offered.
Successful applicants will have a background in either history or computing.
They will have keen analytical skills and will join a small team of researchers
with similar interests in the way people speak and present information. They
will be especially interested in expressing personality through speech
synthesis, and in attempting to render historical texts in order to express
character through the synthesised voices.

Further details:
Apply for course: www.pac.ie/tcd (use code -- TRB01)

Position 2: Technology for harmonising interpersonal communication

We explore how contemporary modes of interaction, typically at a distance via
electronic devices, can be supplemented to support the sorts of information flow
and inference that evolution has endowed humans sensitivity to in face-to-face
communications. The research entails that various prototype applications be
constructed, deployed and analyzed. A successful candidate will have
demonstrable expertise in computer programming, preferably with experience of
end-user application delivery. The candidate will be engaged in the delivery of
software alongside performance of quantitative and qualitative analysis of
linguistic data. The background research topic is in discerning sentiment and
other non-propositional content of textual communications (such as text
messages) and projecting the same through appropriate vocal synthesis. Prior
expertise in text and dialogue analysis as well as speech synthesis will be an
advantage. Candidates should be comfortable with computational theoretical
frameworks for syntax and formal semantics, as well as statistically oriented
approaches to language analysis.

Further details:
Apply for course: www.pac.ie/tcd (use code -- TRB08)

Applications Deadline: 09-Apr-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.pac.ie/tcd

Contact Information:
        Carl Vogel
        Phone:00 353 1 896 1765

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