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In this post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, summarises some of the main takeaways from the UK Government’s 2021/22 budget allocations for research and development. The figure of £22bn has been heralded as the UK Government’s commitment for how much it is going to publicly spend on research and development by 2024/25.  We saw this […]
Lessons learnt from implementing cloud technology during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for the future of healthcare Dr Kathrin Cresswell, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Director of Innovation, Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, UK   Professor Robin Williams, PhD, Professor of Social Research on Technology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, […]
The 71st Language Lunch Date: 2020-02-13 Location: G.07 Informatics Forum The System of Long Monophthongs in Central Mount Lebanon Lebanese Georges Sakr; georges.sakr@ed.ac.uk This project aims to determine the vowel inventory of Central Mount Lebanon Lebanese (henceforth CMLL), on the basis of a comprehensive acoustic analysis of data from 19 speakers. By then running a […]
Our research intern Todd Waugh Ambridge will present the paper Global Optimisation with Constructive Reals at the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science. Abstract—We draw new connections between deterministic, complete, and general global optimisation of continuous functions and a generalised notion of regression, using constructive type theory and computable real numbers. Using this foundation we […]
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…by Alex / from Canada / studying Veterinary Medicine / 4th year I often get asked when speaking about my life as a vet student why I chose to study at the Dick Vet over other schools, and what it is like living in Edinburgh. Whether you have accepted an offer and are preparing to […]
By Lucy Evans In our last blog post, we outlined some of the data preparation that is necessary to train the acoustic model for our Scottish Gaelic speech recognition system. This includes normalization and alignment. Normalization is where speech transcriptions are stripped of punctuation, casing, and any unspoken text. Alignment is where each word in […]
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