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Thursday, 25 July 1991

Jobs: Speech technology at Edinburgh

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Date: Tue, 23 Jul 91 12:22:52 BST
From: Keith Edwards <keithcstr.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: 2 jobs
 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
 THE CENTRE FOR SPEECH TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
 RESEARCH POSTS
 in
 CONVERSATIONAL MANAGEMENT
 and
 DIALOGUE ENGINEERING
The Centre for Speech Technology Research is undertaking major new research
projects in the field of speech based human-machine interaction, projects
which will involve state-of-the-art speech recognition and synthesis
technology. These new projects will address the key questions of how
individuals can interact optimally with computer systems using voice, for
applications in the home, the office and over the telephone.
The research work will focus on the acoustic, phonetic, psycholinguistic
and human factors aspects of human/computer interactions with spoken
dialogue systems and will involve a wide range of large scale experimental
surveys.
Applicants are sought who hold (or expect to gain this year) a good Honours
degree in Linguistics, Psychology, Mathematics or Statistics.
Salary range : 11,969 - 14,170
For further details contact
PROFESSOR MERVYN JACK, DIRECTOR, CSTR
Tel. 031 650 2784
e-mail majuk.ac.ed.eusip
University of Edinburgh
Centre for Speech Technology Research
Research Assistant
OBJECTIVE SPEECH QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN PATIENTS WITH INTRA-ORAL CANCERS.
Applications are invited for a Research Assistanship funded by the Cancer
Research Campaign. The work will involve characterisations in acoustic-
phonetic terms of how patient's speech has been effected by surgery leading
to design of a workstation for use by speech therapists during post-
operative monitoring and rehabilitaion. This is a collaborative project
involving the University of Edinburgh and the West of Scotland Regional
Plastic Surgery Unit at Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow.
Applicants should ideally have experience in the fields of acoustics,
phonetics and signal processing.
Salary will be at an appropriate point on the 1A Research Assistant scales
(11,969 - 17,073) depending on qualifications and experience. The post is
tenable for two years.
Application forms are available from:
Professor John Laver
Chairman
CSTR
80 South Bridge
EDINBURGH
EH1 1HN
TEL 031 650 2784
FAX 031 226 2730
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