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Welcome to the 8th summer school of the European Masters in Language and Speech

What to do when you arrive

After Chios (Greece), Brno (Czech Republic), Leuven (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain), Bonn (Germany), Edinburgh (Scotland), and Utrecht (the Netherlands), the Summer school of the EMasters programme in Language and Speech moves back to Brno, Czech Republic, this time organized by the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology (FIT BUT).

The school features a series of 8 exciting tutorials from the areas of speech and language technology, out of which students can make a choice. Topics in Speech signal processing and feature extraction, learning techniques, dialogue systems, speech recognition and keyword-spotting, corpora collection and dictionary creation are covered. Also, participants can present their own work in the poster session.

The summer school can only be attended by students who study at one of the institutes cooperating in the European Masters in Language and Speech Programme. Due to the support from the EC-sponsored project AMIDA and from the Faculty of Information Technology of BUT, the school is free! In addition, we offer free accommodation for this week in the student dormitory.

The summer school will be held in the new buildings of FIT BUT featuring modern computer laboratories and lecture theatres. FIT BUT is conveniently located in the city part Kralovo Pole, with a nearby park and nice baroque church. The student dormitory can be reached by a 15-minute walk through Kralovo Pole. The center of Brno with its cultural events, pubs, clubs and discotheques is a mere 10-minute tramway ride away.

So, do not hesitate, join us in Brno! We are looking forward to you!

For the EMLS 2007 Summer school organization team

Honza Cernocky
EMLS 2007 Summer school chair