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The Data Science and AI division at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers is recruiting a PhD student in natural language processing.

The newly started project is titled “Representation learning for Conversational AI”, and is a collaboration project between Chalmers and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The aim of the project is to develop generic language models for spoken conversation, as well as new methods for analysis and interpretation of these models. Whereas traditional language models in NLP (such as BERT) have focused on written language, we want to model spoken conversation, where aspects such as speech acts, turn-taking, incremental processing and prosody are of importance. This means that the models will have to process both text and audio (and potentially other modalities). In collaboration with industry, we will then explore how such models can be used for applications such as conversational systems, voice assistants and social robots.

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