Conference on Frisian Humanities. 📖 Keynote: 'Towards inclusive automatic speech recognition'
🗨️ Odette Scharenborg
🗓️ Wednesday 14 Sept, 2022
📍 Westcord WTC Hotel, Leeuwarden

Today I served on the opposition for the dissertation of the now DOCTOR Marilia Teixeira -- her unique work on phonetics/phonology/prosody of the Southern Nambikwara language Nutajensu is a remarkable achievement!

opportunity in the Netherlands: two 2y post-doc positions in NLP in the context of Humane AI!

Postdoc 1: Targeted Generation with Small Data - develop data-scarce strategies for text + speech reformulation:

Postdoc 2: Model Exposure and Adaptation to Less Represented Varieties - make models fairer through more inclusive adaptation strategies.

Polish solidarity w/ Ukraine is evident in the streets of Warsaw. And not just flags + platitudes, but job opportunities, fundraising and more.

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Europe strikes back at Google: After Germany and the Netherlands, also Denmark bans Google Workspace from schools. Let's fight for privacy and protect our children's data! 💪

New vacancy for a PhD position (employee) at the University of Groningen (Faculty of Arts) investigating , with Martijn Wieling, Jelske Dijkstra and me!

Maybe an interesting opportunity for students working in : Internship (6 months) at NAVER LABS Europe to contribute to the development of a “single TTS model with the ability to control speaker identity, emotions, prosodic focus, etc”

💼 Job Alert! Education administration + secretarial support officer | 0,6 fte | As of 1 September 🇳🇱

Come work with our committed and enthusiastic colleagues at Campus Fryslân, the 11th and youngest faculty of University of Groningen

✅ Apply before July 11:

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Common Voice, not bad at all!
Amazon Alexa seems to be the most creepiest of the lot

Oops I see now that it should have said “zero RESOURCE speech processing”

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The University of Groningen MSc Voice Tech delegation is presenting at the LITHME (EU COST Action CA19102) int’l conference in Finland 🇫🇮 🤖

➡️Shekhar Nayak “Unsupervised Speech Signal to Symbol Transformation for Zero Resource Speech Processing”

➡️ Frank Hopwood “Synthesising non-hegemonic speech styles for under-resourced language. A strategy to insulate languages from linguistic homogenisation”

Today at () our team will present research on phoneme mapping and source-language selection in transfer learning for TTS in under-resourced languages. Full paper here

The penultimate chapter of our book is now available ahead-of-print : “Language use and variation within the linguistic minorities of Southern Italy” written by Manuela Pellegrino + Maria Olimpia Squillaci 🇬🇷🇮🇹📕

Fully-funded in the Netherlands 🇳🇱 Does have any impact on political sanctions & international relations?🔦🔐🗺 Deadline 7/17. Pls share.

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