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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES, July 30 Aug 3, 2012, Tarragona, SPAIN

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

Organized by Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC), Rovira i Virgili University

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]

- Herv 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

banks address: Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142

BIC/SWIFT code: UNOEESM1

account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC

account holders 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@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:

 

Diputaci de Tarragona

Universitat Rovira i Virgili