LINGUIST List 7.619

Thu Apr 25 1996

Jobs: Visiting Position in Phonology, Speech Technology and NLP

Editor for this issue: Ljuba Veselinova <lveselinemunix.emich.edu>


Directory

  1. William Davies, Visiting Position in Phonology at Iowa
  2. Richard Sproat, Job: Finite-State Methods in Speech and NLP

Message 1: Visiting Position in Phonology at Iowa

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 08:42:04 CDT
From: William Davies <wdaviesblue.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Subject: Visiting Position in Phonology at Iowa



 VISITING POSITION IN PHONOLOGY


 The Department of Linguistics at The University of Iowa
solicits applications for a one-year visiting position in
phonology for the 1996-97 academic year.

Candidates should be able to teach courses in phonology
at all levels as well as introductory phonetics and
introductory historical linguistics. Ph.D. preferred.

 Send letter of interest, CV, and one sample of work,
and have three letters of reference sent to:

 W. D. Davies, Chair
 Department of Linguistics
 The University of Iowa
 Iowa City, IA 52242-1408

 Screening will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.




 THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN
 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 william-daviesuiowa.edu
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Job: Finite-State Methods in Speech and NLP

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 23:05:18 EDT
From: Richard Sproat <habanero!rwsresearch.att.com>
Subject: Job: Finite-State Methods in Speech and NLP

Bell Laboratories is seeking to hire a highly qualified candidate with
a background in finite-state methods in natural language and speech
processing. The successful candidate will:

- have a strong background in algorithms for finite-state machines, 
 (for example, algorithms for fast runtime composition and intersection
 of machines, and minimization techniques for transducers);

- have a strong interest in applying finite-state
 technology in areas related to speech and natural language, as 
 well as in assisting in the construction of efficient tools for
 compiling linguistic descriptions into finite-state representations;

- hold a PhD in a relevant area, such as Computer Science,
 Computational Linguistics or Cognitive Science.

Previous work in this area by those of us at Bell Laboratories and
AT&T Research, has involved applications of finite-state models in
speech recognition and speech synthesis. The following papers give a
sense of the range of applications that have already been
investigated, and which we plan to continue investigating:

 Fernando Pereira, Michael Riley, and Richard Sproat. 1994. Weighted
 rational transductions and their application to human language
 processing. In ARPA Workshop on Human Language Technology, pages
 249--254. Advanced Research Projects Agency, March 8--11.

 Fernando Pereira and Michael Riley. 1996. "Speech recognition by
 composition of weighted finite automata." CMP-LG archive paper
 9603001. (http://xxx.lanl.gov/cmp-lg/)

 Mehryar Mohri and Richard Sproat. 1996. "An efficient compiler for
 weighted rewrite rules." In 34rd Annual Meeting of the Association
 for Computational Linguistics, Morristown, NJ. Association for
 Computational Linguistics. (Soon to be available from CMP-LG)

 Richard Sproat and Michael Riley. 1996a. "Compilation of Weighted
 Finite-State Transducers from Decision Trees." In 34rd Annual Meeting of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics, Morristown, NJ. Association
 for Computational Linguistics. (Soon to be available from CMP-LG)

 Richard Sproat. 1996b. Multilingual text analysis for text-to-speech
 synthesis. In Proceedings of the ECAI-96 Workshop on Extended Finite
 State Models of Language, Budapest, Hungary. European Conference on
 Artificial Intelligence. (Soon to be available from CMP-LG)

(Because of the diversity of applications for this technology, it is
unclear at present whether the position will be in the Linguistics
Research Department, the Speech Synthesis Research Department, or the
Speech Recognition Research Department: however departmental
assignments have no bearing on one's collaborational possibilities.)

Interested candidates should send CVs along with statements of
research interests to:
 
Richard Sproat
Speech Synthesis Research Department
Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies 	| tel (908) 582-5296
700 Mountain Avenue, Room 2d-451 	| fax (908) 582-7308
Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA	 	| rwsbell-labs.com
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue