[Elsnet-list] Research position in Speech Recognition in the context of Spoken Document Retrieval

Roeland Ordelman ordelman at ewi.utwente.nl
Mon Jan 7 10:39:19 CET 2008

Research position in Speech Recognition in the context of Spoken Document

The Human Media Interaction (HMI) group of the Computer Science department
at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, has funding  for a
(junior) research position in the area of speech recognition; the
application domain is multimedia information retrieval. We are looking for a
candidate interested in research and development work in speech recognition
for Œsurprise data¹, data with unknown or highly fluctuating
characteristics, both at the acoustic level and word level, as for example
occurring in historical archives or commercials. Initially the position will
be available for one year with an opportunity for continuation.

- affinity with speech recognition technology demonstrated by an academic
degree in e.g., computational linguistics, computer science, phonetics
- provable knowledge/experience in at least two of the following areas:
speech recognition, NLP, DSP, machine-learning
- good scripting skills (Perl and alike); skills in C/C++ is regarded as a
- comfortable with Linux environment
- willing and comfortable to work in a team

Conditions of employment

Depending on demonstrable experience, gross salary starts with EUR 2.217,-
per month in the first year ((level 10, CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten)
Applications (in English or Dutch) should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Franciska de Jong
HMI, Faculty of EEMCS
University of Twente,
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
fdejong at ewi.utwente.nl

Make sure to include the following:
- a letter of application with a motivation
- a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and previous projects
worked on)
- the names and email addresses of two referents

Deadline: Februari 1, 2008.

For more information on the HMI research group, and its projects see
http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl or contact
Prof. Dr. Franciska de Jong (fdejong at ewi.utwente.nl) or
Dr. Roeland Ordelman (ordelman at ewi.utwente.nl)

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