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      2012 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES

       

      SSLST 2012

       

      (formerly International PhD School in Language and Speech Technologies)

       

      Tarragona, Spain

       

      July 30 – August 3, 2012

       

      Organized by:

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/sslst2012/

       

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      AIM:

       

      SSLST 2012 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures at different levels on language and speech technologies. The students choose their preferred courses according to their interests and background. Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends to help students initiate and foster their research career.

       

      The previous event in this series was WSLST 2012: http://grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2012/

       

      ADDRESSED TO:

       

      Graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: Computer Science and Linguistics. Other students (for instance, from Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Philosophy, or Cognitive Science) are welcome too.

       

      The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves updated on developments in the field.

       

      There is no overlap in the class schedule.

       

      COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

       

      - Jont B. Allen (U Illinois Urbana-Champaign), A Parametric Analysis of Speech Perception [introductory, 8 hours]

      - Hervé Bourlard (Idiap Research Institute, Martigny), Automatic Speech Recognition and Multilingual Speech Processing: HMM, Hybrid HMM/ANN and Posterior-based Systems [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

      - Marcello Federico (Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento ), Statistical Machine Translation [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

      - Giuseppe Riccardi (U Trento), Spoken Language Understanding [intermediate/advanced, 6 hours]

      - Noah A. Smith (Carnegie Mellon U), Probability and Structure in Natural Language Processing [intermediate, 9 hours]

      - Bayya Yegnanarayana (International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad), Speech Signal Processing [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

       

      REGISTRATION:

       

      It has to be done on line at

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/sslst2012/Registration.php

       

      FEES:

       

      They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. The rule is:

       

      1 hour =

       

      - 10 euros (for payments until May 18, 2012 ),

      - 15 euros (for payments after May 18, 2012 ).

       

      PAYMENT PROCEDURE:

       

      The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:

       

      Uno-e Bank

      bank’s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C , 28037 Madrid, Spain

      IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142

      BIC/SWIFT code: UNOEESM1

      account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC

      account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona , Spain

       

      Please mention SSLST 2012 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.

       

      Remarks:

       

      - Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

      - People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.

      - Students may be refunded only in the case when a course gets cancelled due to the unavailability of the instructor.

       

      People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.

       

      ACCOMMODATION:

       

      Information about accommodation is available on the website of the School.

       

      CERTIFICATE:

       

      Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their duration.

       

      IMPORTANT DATES:

       

      Announcement of the programme: April 12, 2012

      Starting of the registration: April 12, 2012

      Early registration deadline: May 18, 2012

      Starting of the School: July 30, 2012

      End of the School: August 3, 2012

       

      QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

       

      Lilica Voicu:

      florentinalilica.voicu@...

       

      WEBSITE:

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/sslst2012/

       

      POSTAL ADDRESS:

       

      SSLST 2012

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University

      Av. Catalunya, 35

      43002 Tarragona , Spain

       

      Phone: +34-977-559543

      Fax: +34-977-558386

       

      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

       

      Diputació de Tarragona

      Universitat Rovira i Virgili

       

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