LINGUIST List 22.1033|
Wed Mar 02 2011
Jobs: Arabic; Speech Recognition; NLP: 3 Positions, Quatar University
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1. Hanady Ahmed ,
Arabic; Speech Recognition; Natural Language and Speech Processing: 3 Positions (Post Doc, Research Assistant, and PhD Student), Qatar University, Qatar
Message 1: Arabic; Speech Recognition; Natural Language and Speech Processing: 3 Positions (Post Doc, Research Assistant, and PhD Student), Qatar University, Qatar
From: Hanady Ahmed <hanadymaqu.edu.qa>
Subject: Arabic; Speech Recognition; Natural Language and Speech Processing: 3 Positions (Post Doc, Research Assistant, and PhD Student), Qatar University, Qatar
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University or Organization: Qatar University
Department: Arabic department
Job Location: Doha, Qatar
Job Rank: Post Doc, Research Assistant, and PhD Student
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Speech Recognition; Natural Language and Speech Processing
Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Job Rank: Post Doc, Research Post, and Research Studentship
Arabic Speech Recognition, University of Qatar and University of Manchester
Specialty Areas: Speech Recognition, Natural Language and Speech Processing
Positions Open: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Assistant and Ph.D Student
Research Title: Arabic speech recognition and understanding: a hybrid approach
Institution: Qatar University and Manchester University
Minimum Degree Requirement for Post doc Fellow: Ph.D.
Minimum Degree Requirement for Research Assistant: MA
Starting: May, 2011
For more information:
Description: Applications are invited for two research posts (one post-doc,
one research assistant) at the University of Qatar and one PhD studentship
at the University of Manchester taking part in a project on Arabic Speech
Recognition funded by the Qatar National Research Fund. The aim of the
project is to develop a system for understanding spoken Arabic, by using
standard speech recognition techniques to produce an approximate
transcription of the input speech and then refining this approximate
transcription to a full understanding by applying a range of linguistic
techniques. The speech recognition will be carried out using some
externally supplied speech recognition toolkit (HTK). The linguistic
analysis will be carried out using tools developed by the principle
investigators (Dr. Hanady Ahmed and Prof. Allan Ramsay).
The post doc position (2 years) at Qatar is for an experienced researcher.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in Arabic speech recognition and
MUST have experience with speech recognition tools and (HTK) recognizer.
The person taking up this position will be responsible for managing the
integration of the linguistic analysis software and the speech recognition
tools, as well playing a role in the design of the phonology/phonetics
interface. Candidate should have research publications in speech
recognition or related field, and should have programming, mathematical,
and linguistic skills sufficient to conduct independent research in these
The research assistant position (3 years) at Qatar is for a younger
researcher, and the successful candidate may register for a PhD. The
successful candidate should have a background in linguistics or computer
science, with a proven level of experience in natural language processing.
Candidate should have programming, mathematical, and linguistic skills
sufficient to conduct independent research in these areas.
The successful candidate for the PhD studentship (3 years) at Manchester
should also have a background in linguistics or computer science, with a
proven level of experience in natural language processing. The stipend for
this position covers the 'home' fees for a PhD student at Manchester.
Non-EU candidates would have to find the full 'non-home' fees as well as
their living expenses from this stipend.
For fully interested, send CV, one sample publication, two recommendation
letters, and cover letter by March, 1, 2011 to Dr. Hanady Ahmed
(hanadymaqu.edu.qa) Qatar university and Prof. Allan Ramsay
(ramsaycs.man.ac.uk) Manchester university.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Email Address for Applications: hanadymaqu.edu.qa
Dr Hanady Ahmed
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