LINGUIST List 29.3941
Thu Oct 11 2018
Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Oxford
Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>
Aditi Lahiri <aditi.lahiri
Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Oxford, UK E-mail this message to a friend
University or Organization:
University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address: https://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Job Rank: Post Doc
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
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.
Web Address for Applications: https://bit.ly/2EdgUIN
Professor Aditi Lahiri
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