As a PhD student you will conduct research as part of a project called ’Increasing robustness of speech recognition by using multiple signal representations’. Speech processing in the human brain presumably involves competition between multiple, intermediate signal representations. The redundancy of these different representations are assumed to help improve the robustness of recognition. In some cases, however, they may lead to conflicting interpretations resulting in intelligibility problems. The goal of this PhD project is to investigate to what extent human recognition errors with regard to speech in ’adverse’ conditions can be replicated by machines that were trained on multiple input representations which are partially redundant.
- hold a Master’s degree in engineering or science;
- have a strong background in machine learning (experience with dynamic Bayesian networks would be an advantage), mathematical and/or statistical modelling, and signal processing;
- have excellent programming skills;
- be willing to spend several months at the Technical University of Denmark.
Prior exposure to courses in linguistics or speech
- or hearing-related fields would be an advantage.
Application Deadline is 1 April 2012
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