LINGUIST List 29.3941

Thu Oct 11 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Oxford

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 10-Oct-2018
From: Aditi Lahiri <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Oxford, UK
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University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Automatic Speech Recognition


The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics is looking to hire a research assistant for Professor Aditi Lahiri's ERC funded project ‘MORPHON: Resolving Morpho-Phonological Alternation: Historical, Neurolinguistic, and Computational approaches’. The focus of this post is computational, working on an ASR which has evolved from a linguistic model of phonological representation based on linguistic principles and the FUL model (Featurally Underspecified Lexicon).

The existing Flex-SR speech recognition system converts an acoustic signal into a set of phonological underspecified features which directly access words in the lexicon with the three-way matching logic. We need to implement a morphological extension to handle morpho-phonological alternations and morphological constraints.

The postholder will be based at the Faculty's Language and Brain Laboratory in Oxford and will work alongside with the PI, the Consultant Professor Henning Reetz and our Laboratory Manager Dr Colin Brooks to extend the existing ASR system to morphologically complex words and improve the ASR system in reverberation and noisy environments.

The postholder will have a strong background in either engineering or computer science with established experience in working with speech processing systems; at least a Masters degree in linguistics or computer science or equivalent experience, and with excellent command of implementation of linguistic concepts in a programming language; excellent programming skills in Python, C++ and MatLab; and expertise in Deep Neural Networks and Kaldi, HMM and GMM.

The post is funded by a European Research Council research grant and is fixed-term until 30 September 2021.

Apply via the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 09-Nov-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Aditi Lahiri

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