[Elsnet-list] Job: research position in speech synthesis, working on Festival. CSTR, Edinburgh, UK.

Simon King Simon.King at ed.ac.uk
Fri Oct 29 14:24:37 CEST 2004


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RESEARCH FELLOW IN SPEECH SYNTHESIS

The Centre for Speech Technology Research at the University of Edinburgh
is seeking a research fellow to work on the leading text-to-speech
research toolkit, Festival (www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival) through
the ongoing project "Expressive Prosody for Unit-selection Speech
Synthesis". The project's aims are to add explicit control of prosody to
unit-selection speech synthesis, generate prosody appropriate for
communicating specific meanings and information structures and to
realise this prosody with sequences of appropriately-sized pitch
accents, arranged into valid intonation tunes. This project is jointly
lead by Simon King, Mark Steedman and Rob Clark (Edinburgh) and Dan
Jurafsky (Stanford, USA).

Full details can be found at http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/opportunities

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Dr. Simon King                               Simon.King at ed.ac.uk
Centre for Speech Technology Research          www.cstr.ed.ac.uk
For MSc/PhD info, visit  www.hcrc.ed.ac.uk/language-at-edinburgh



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