[Embl-databank] SSLST 2012: final announcement

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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 from urv.cat 

 

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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