The Centre of Language and Speech Technology (CLST) at Radboud University has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher on the Behaviour-based Language-Interactive Speaking Systems (BLISS) project. BLISS is a project in the Data2Person programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The BLISS project combines research on how data science can make a substantial contribution to self-management and improvement of the individual health situation with building an adaptive human-machine communication system. In this project we will build a smart, personal, spoken dialogue system (SDS) supporting self-management as a research platform that is able to meaningfully communicate with people in their native language about issues regarding their personal health, well-being and happiness through Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). For this SDS we need to personalise the ASR component to adapt to speaker variation and to topic changes in dialogue. As a researcher you will combine deep knowledge of (Kaldi) speech recognition technology with experience in SDS. The research will be documented in scientific publications in appropriate journals and relevant conference proceedings, and in Open Source software tools.


Radboud University



Specific requirements:

3.5 years on the project BLISS: Behaviour-based Language-Interactive Speaking Systems
Application deadline: 28 October 2018

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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