Department Digital Phonetics

Department Digital Phonetics, Head Prof. Dr. Ngoc Thang Vu

Welcome to the chair of Digital Phonetics at IMS, University of Stuttgart. The group is headed by Prof. Dr. Ngoc Thang Vu since June 2018.

Areas of Research

We conduct research in the following research areas:

  1. Speech Understanding, e.g.
    1. Automatic speech recognition
    2. Interface between speech recognition and natural language understanding
    3. Representation learning for words, phrases and utterances
    4. Prosodic representations and prosody modeling
  2. Encoding of higher-level information in speech, e.g.
    1. Linguistics, e.g. Syntax, Information Structure
    2. Paralinguistics, e.g. Emotion
    3. Social and interactive aspects, e.g. Phonetic Convergence
  3. Human Machine Interaction Systems via Language, e.g.
    1. Spoken Dialogue Systems
    2. Question Answering Systems


  1. Data-integrated Simulation of Human Perception and Cognition, Exellenzclustter SimTech PN6 - Machine Learning for Simulation (2019 - 2022)
  2. Digital Phonetics (main focus: speech processing and dialog systems) funded by Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (2018 - 2023) 

1. Investigating the Interaction between Speech and Language Processing for Spoken Language Understanding: A Case Study for Sentiment Analysis (SFB 732 A8, 2016-2018)

Department Digital Phonetics

Ngoc Thang Vu
Prof. Dr.

Ngoc Thang Vu

Chair of Digital Phonetics, Endowed Chair of Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung


Sabine Dieterle

Sekretariat Digitale Phonetik / Theoretische Computerlinguistik

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