Research Areas

The amount of information available in our digitised society is constantly increasing and has a huge impact on our daily lives. In order to ensure that everyone - the elderly, young people, natives, immigrants, the highly educated, the poorly educated, people with communication problems, etc. - has access to this data and can (continue to) participate in our information society, CLST joins forces in four research areas.

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Language and speech technology for language learning and language teaching

Step into the vibrant world of Language and Speech Technology for Language Learning and Teaching, where we delve into the exciting realm of personalized learning and objective measurement of language skills. Our researchers are on a mission to uncover answers to pressing questions in this field. Picture this: automated evaluation and practice of language skills, all at your fingertips. We're talking about Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) that goes beyond the basics. We're honing in on pronunciation, morphology, syntax, literacy, and every little nook and cranny of vocabulary. Our goal? To revolutionize the way we teach and learn languages, providing tailored and effective solutions for learners of all levels.

Current projects

  • ST.CART (Speech Technology for virtual Care Assistant & Reading Tutor)
  • DART (Dutch ASR-based Reading Tutor)
  • RAIVD (Responsible AI for Voice Diagnostics)

Principal investigators

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For more information about the research area Language and speech technology for language learning and language teaching you contact one of the principal investigators.

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Communication-driven knowledge extraction

In the research area of Communication-driven knowledge extraction, our researchers dive deep into the fascinating world of automatically extracting valuable content and knowledge from both spoken words and written text. Our team's particular focus lies in uncovering hidden gems within vast repositories of texts and audio files. We're also passionate about developing cutting-edge interaction systems, like chatbots and voice assistants, that can engage in meaningful conversations and share their wealth of knowledge.

Current projects

  • HYBRIDS (Hybrid Intelligence to monitor, promote and analyse transformations in good democracy practices)
  • Homed (Recognising the voices of patients to retrace the opinions about medicines)
  • Indeep (Interpreting Deep Learning Models for Text and Sound)
  • SignON (A multimodal and multilingual communication device for deaf and hard of hearing individuals)

Prinicipal investigators

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For more information about the research area Communication-driven knowledge extraction you can contact one of the principal investigators.

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Language and speech technology for communication in health care

In the dynamic world of Language and Speech Technology for Communication in Healthcare groundbreaking research and development take center stage. Our dedicated team of researchers is at the forefront of innovation, poised to make a meaningful impact in various aspects of healthcare. We're talking about leveraging Technology-Assisted Speech and Text (TST) to revolutionize diagnosis, therapy, assisted communication, and even home automation. We develop groundbreaking advancements that enhance the way we deliver healthcare, paving the way for more efficient and effective patient care.

Current projects

  • BLISS (Behaviour-based Language-Interactive Speaking Systems)
  • ST.CART (Speech Technology for virtual Care Assistant & Reading Tutor)
  • TAPAS (Training network on Automatic Processing of PAthological Speech)
  • STUFF-4-LIFE (Smart Technology User Friendly Feedback For Life)
  • DACIL (Developing A digital COPD companion for Improving Lifestyle)

Principal investigators

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For more information about the research area Language and speech technology for communication in health care you can contact one of the principal investigators.

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Language Resources and infrastructure

In the world of Language and Speech Technology, the Centre's expertise in developing and managing resources is highly sought after. A robust infrastructure is essential for the success of our research domains, including Communication-driven Knowledge Extraction, Language Learning and Teaching, and Communication in Healthcare. We prioritize responsible storage and effective accessibility to support efficient and impactful research.

Current projects

  • ATRIUM
  • CLARIAH (Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities): WP2 and WP3

Principal investigators

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For more information about the research area Language Resources and infrastructure you can contact one of the principal investigators.