[Corpora-List] Jobs: Positions in Dialogue Management Systems and Emotional Quality in Speech Recognition

Christopher Brewster C.Brewster at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Thu Oct 19 13:47:01 CEST 2006


Research Assistant in Dialogue Management Systems and Emotional
Quality in Speech Recognition

Salary: 20,842 -- 24,161 per annum

There will be up to three positions in computer dialogue management
implementation and speech research,
depending on whether they are filled full or half time, the latter
having the possibility of studying for a PhD as
a staff candidate on this topic while working on the project. The
post is associated to the EU-funded Companions
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/nlp/companions/ one of the largest projects
funded by the European Union as part of
Framework 6, Information Society Technologies. This is a four year
project starting in 2006 and ending in 2010.
Initial contracts will be for one year. Job reference number PR2618
(for online applications and formal details
please look at http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs/). DEADLINE 3 NOVEMBER 2006

Research Associate in Dialogue Management Systems and Emotional
Quality in Speech Recognition

Salary: 24,161 -- 31,525 per annum

There will be up to three positions in computer dialogue management
implementation and speech research,
depending on whether they are filled full or half time, the latter
having the possibility of studying for a PhD as
a staff candidate on this topic while working on the project. The
post is associated to the EU-funded Companions
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/nlp/companions/ one of the largest projects
funded by the European Union as part of
Framework 6, Information Society Technologies. This is a four year
project starting in 2006 and ending in 2010.
Initial contracts will be for one year. Job reference number PR2617
(for online applications and formal details
please look at http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs/). DEADLINE 1 NOVEMBER 2006


The post holders will participate in the Companions Project and be
responsible for developing and testing
programs for dialogue management systems that underlie a speech and
graphics interface for an artificial
companion. Applicants must have a good first degree or equivalent,
and a PhD would be an advantage,
for at least one position, as would experience in language processing
by computer. These are fixed-term
posts available for one year in the first instance. Details of the
NLP group at Sheffield, probably the largest
in the UK, are at www.nlp.shef.ac.uk, and informal enquiries may be
made to
Professor Yorick Wilks at yorick at dcs.shef.ac.uk.

Christopher Brewster

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Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield
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