[Elsnet-list] Research positions in spoken document retrieval
ordelman at ewi.utwente.nl
Thu Nov 17 15:41:27 CET 2005
Apologies for multiple posting!
Please, pass the information to whom may be interested. Thanks.
Two PhD positions in spoken document retrieval
The Human Media Interaction (HMI) group of the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of
Twente is involved in several national and international R&D projects
with a strong focus on multimedia indexing and retrieval. Currently
funding for two 4 year PhD positions is available. Successful
applicants will join the HMI language & speech technology team to work
on speech recognition applied in the context of multimedia retrieval.
The work will partly be carried out in the framework of EU projects
that are about to start. In addition to several aspects of spoken
document retrieval using large vocabulary speech recognition for
various languages including Dutch, German and Spanish, it will be
possible to address related research issues, e.g. cross-media indexing
and cross-language retrieval.
Both positions will be available from January 1, 2006.
- affinity and experience with speech and language
technology, demonstrated by an academic degree in e.g., phonetics,
computational linguistics, computer science
- good programming and scripting skills in a Linux/Unix environment
- proficiency of one of the target languages (Dutch, German or Spanish)
is a plus.
Conditions of employment
- the PhD salary starts at EUR 1813 gross per month and grows to EUR
2283 gross per month (figures based on full-time employment). Duration
of the contract: four years. Hours per week: 32-40. PhD students will
be able to participate in the Dutch research school for Information and
Knowledge Systems (SIKS,http://www.siks.nl/).
Applications (in English or Dutch) should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. F.M.G. de Jong
Human Media Interaction group
Faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente,
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
phone: +31 53 489 3740
email: f.m.g.dejong at ewi.utwente.nl
Make sure to include the following:
• a letter of application
• a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if
• a copy of your diploma together with a list of grades
• the names and email addresses of two referents
Deadline: December 15, 2005
For more information on HMI, and its projects see
or contact Prof.dr. Franciska de Jong (f.m.g.dejong at utwente.nl).
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