SPHEAR TMR NETWORK - SPeech, HEaring and Recognition
This is the home page of the SPHEAR TMR network.
SPHEAR is funded by the EC
Transfer and Mobility of Researchers programme. The contract began
on 1st March 1998 and its duration has now been extended
to 60 months, till 28th February 2003.
A network developed from SPHEAR has been funded
by the framework 5 'Inproving Human Potential' Programme. See HOARSE
The twin goals of the network are to achieve better understanding of
information processing and to deploy this understanding in automatic
speech recognition for adverse conditions.
SPHEAR researches new methodologies for Automatic Speech Recognition
based on missing-data theory and multiple classification streams.
It will provide a link between ASR and models of hearing, particularly
work in Computational Auditory Scene Analysis, which it will also
support. Recognition in cellular telephone and in-car applications
will be used as a testbed.
SPHEAR has 7 participants
Speech and Hearing
Research Group, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, GB
FR see also SPHEAR
The programme has four themes.
to model the temporal organisation of auditory events
to model the interaction of primitive cues with schema-driven mechanisms
in sound-source segregation .
to develop speech recognition architectures which are capable of
functioning within auditory scenes.
to investigate the techniques developed in other themes within the application
domains of voice control of cellular telephones and in-car recognition.
The following pages provide details of what's going on in SPHEAR
Bochum (task 1.2)
Sheffield (task 3.2)
SPHEAR WORKSHOP, 3rd-5th April 98
Meeting at Daimler -Benz, Ulm, Nov 13th-14th
SPHEAR 99 Workshop,
Patras, April 29 - May 1st
Joint SPHEAR and RESPITE Workshop,
Les Marecottes, Martigny, Sept 13-14 99
Mid Term Review, 28th Feb 2000
Joint SPHEAR and RESPITE Workshop, Mon,
Sept 15th-17th 2000
SPHEAR Workshop, Keele,
6-8th April 2001
SPHEAR Workshop, Athens, 19-20 April
SPHEAR/HOARSE Workshop, Bochum,
6-7 Sept 2002
If you are interested, send your CV and the names and addresses of two
referees to the address below. You can do this be e-mail if you wish. Indicate
what SPHEAR tasks (see the detail
document) and what SPHEAR labs interest you, and when you expect to
SPHEAR will employ a number of post-doctoral research workers, and will
also train a number of research students.
All these researchers
must be under 35 years of age,
must be EU citizens and
must work outside their own country.
cannot work in a country in which they have been resident for more than
18 of the previous 24 months.
There will be opportunities for individuals to take a series of placements
to work in several SPHEAR labs who are collaborating on the same or related
Research students who have already commenced their doctoral studies may
spend part of their time on placements within SPHEAR.
Not all the SPHEAR posts will commence on the starting date of the network.
Payment will be based on the 'Marie
Curie' rates for TMR researchers.
Research students will also have their tuition fees paid by the network.
Dr Phil Green
Speech and Hearing Research Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
211 Portobello St.,
Sheffield S1 4DP, UK
phone: (44) 114 22 21828
fax: (44) 114 278 0972