Curriculum Vitae Vitae — English
Robert Eklund Associate Professor (Biträdande Professor) in Language, Culture and Phonetics
Associate Professor (Docent; Habilitation) in Computational Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computational Linguistics
Master’s Degree (MA) in Musicology
Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Speech Technology/Computational Linguistics
Updated: 2 November 2021
Nedladdning Formatted PDF version here.

Index

01 Contact
02 Exams
03 Work experience
04 Volunteering experience
05 Education
  05.01   Courses (selected)
05.02   Summer schools
06 Research
  06.01   Overtone singing  (2016–ongoing)
06.02   Melody in human–cat communication, Meowsic  (2016–ongoing)
06.03   Kulning, Swedish cattle calls  (2012–ongoing)
06.04   Cheetah and African Wild Dog vocalizations  (2011–ongoing)
06.05   Cheetah purring and other felid vocalizations  (2009–ongoing)
06.06   Ingressive speech and phonation  (2000–ongoing)
06.07   Disfluency in spontaneous speech  (1997–ongoing)
06.08   Musicology  (1988–ongoing)
06.09   Felid larynx postmortems  (2013–2016)
06.10   Lion roaring  (2010–ongoing)
06.11   Neurocognitive correlates of disfluency (fMRI and EEG)  (2005–2016)
06.12   Meeting speech importance analysis  (2005–2006)
06.13   Automatic call routing and dialog design  (2004–2007)
06.14   Language typology (field work)  (1998–2001; revived in 2018)
06.15   Xenophones  (1996–2009)
06.16   Machine translation  (1995–2001)
06.17   Automatic speech recognition (ASR)  (1995–2001)
06.18   Speech synthesis  (1994–1995)
07 Publications and bibliography
  07.01   Published
07.02   Unpublished
07.03   Teaching material
08 Teaching experience
  08.01   Courses (selected)
08.03   Other
09 Supervision
  09.01   PhD level
09.02   MA, BA and basic levels
10 Administration
  10.01   Project proposal coordination
10.02   Course coordination and course planning
11 Scientific experience / commissions of trust
  11.01   Editor experience
11.02   Reviewing – project proposals
11.03   Reviewing – academic press
11.04   Reviewing – conferences and workshops
11.05   Grading committees – PhD theses
11.06   Examination and grading committees – MA and BA theses
11.07   Opposition
11.08   Specialist assignments
11.09   Boards
11.10   Plenary speaker
11.11   Public lectures
11.12   High-level assignments
11.13   Professional rankings (selected)
11.14   Prizes and awards
11.15   Research permits
11.16   Wikipedia editing
12 Scientific committees
13 Grants and stipends
14 Attended conferences
15 Talks, lectures and presentations
  15.01   International
15.02   Sweden
16 Media appearances
  16.01   Press
16.02   Radio
16.03   TV
16.04   Film
16.05   Webb
17 Music
  17.01   Profile
17.02   Concerts and recitals
17.03   Discography
17.04   Teaching
18 Languages
19 Computer and programming knowledge
  19.01   Programming
19.02   Operative systems
19.03   Other
20 Other interests


01  Contact

Professional address
Linköping University
Department of Culture and Society (IKOS)
Division of Communication, Literature and Swedish (KLS)
SE–581 83 Linköping
Sweden

Telephone +46 (0)70 594 73 32  
Email
Homepage http://roberteklund.info


02  Exams

Associate Professor
(Docent/Habilitation)

Linköping University, Sweden
Computational Linguistics (17 November 2009)
Qualifying lecture given 6 November 2009

Doctor of Philosophy

Linköping University, Sweden
Computational Linguistics (17 February 2005)
PhD thesis defended 4 June 2004

Master of Arts Stockholm University, Sweden
Musicology (15 May 1997)
Master’s degree thesis presented 1991

Bachelor of Arts Stockholm University, Sweden
Speech Technology/Computational Linguistics (10 August 1994)
Bachelor’s degree thesis in Computational Linguistics presented 1993
Bachelor’s degree thesis in Speech Technology presented 1992


03  Work experience
Period Employer Work description

2019–

Linköping University
Department of Culture and Society
Division of Communication, Literature and Swedish
(1 January 2019 – present)

Associate Professor (Biträdande Professor) in Language, Culture and Phonetics

2017–2018

Linköping University
Department of Culture and Communication
Language and Literature
(1 March 2017 – 31 December 2018)

Associate Professor (Biträdande Professor) in Language, Culture and Phonetics

2012–2017

Linköping University
Department of Culture and Communication
Division of Language and Culture
(1 April 2012 – 28 February 2017)

University Lecturer in Language, Culture and Phonetics

2009–

Linköping University
Dept. of Computer Science
(17 November 2009 – present)

Associate Professor (Docent) in Computational Linguistics

2009–2012

Stockholm Brain Institute /
Karolinska Institute
Cognitive Neurophysiology
MR-Research Center
Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience
Karolinska University Hospital
(1 May 2009 –  1 April 2012)

Researcher (part-time 20%)
(neurocognitive studies of speech disfluency perception, using fMRI and EEG)

2008–2012

Voice Provider
(1 March 2008 – 31 March 2012)

Speech Technology Expert
(dialog design, quality control, translation, language proofing, prompt recording, voice coaching, sound file processing etc)

2006–2009

Stockholm Brain Institute /
Karolinska Institute
Cognitive Neurophysiology
MR-Research Center
Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience
Karolinska University Hospital
(15 March 2006 – 30 April 2009)

Postdoc programme
(Part-time position)
Neurocognition, fMRI

2005–2006

International Computer Science
Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, CA
(15 Aug 2005 – 31 Jan 2006)

Postdoc programme on an AMI grant
(On leave from TeliaSonera)
Meeting analysis

1995–2008

TeliaSonera Sweden*
(1 Jan 1995 – 29 Feb 2008)
*Several name changes


Speech Technologist
(speech synthesis, speech recognition, machine translation, facial animation, dialogue systems, disfluency modelling, automatic call routing)

1994–1995 Telia Research AB
(1 June 1994 – 31 Dec 1994)

Speech synthesis (consultant)

1993–1994 Stockholm University
Institutionen för lingvistik
(1 Jul 1993 – 31 Dec 1994)

Amanuensis, General Linguistics
(teaching, tutoring, administration)

1993 Infovox AB
(14 June 1993 – 6 Aug 1993)

Parsing, speech synthesis

1987– Freelance

Concerts
(soloist, ensemble, accompanying, recording)

1985–1993 Farsta Hospital

Nurse’s Aide (1990–1993 night watch)

1985–1991 Haninge Community Music School

Substitute teacher (piano, guitar, theory)

1985 Haninge Kommun

Substitute teacher (various levels)

1982–1985 AFA
(Insurance company)

Labour market insurance handling

1981–1982 Förenade Liv
(Insurance company)

Word processing
1977–1981 Folksam
(Insurance company)

Registration, archive work
(summer job; five summers)

1977–1978 Ribbyskolan Astronomy teacher
(supplementary course program)


04  Volunteering
Period Activities Institution / Organisation

2013

Wildlife Research
Recording wild cheetahs and
African wild dogs,
vocalizations research
(7–27 Dec 2013)

N⁄a′an ku sê Foundation
Windhoek, Namibia

2011

Wildlife Conservation
Rehabilitation of wild animals (cheetahs, leopards), mammal
vocalizations research, feeding,
enclosure maintenance, exercising,
boundary patrols, antipoaching
(2–22 Dec 2011)

N⁄a′an ku sê Foundation
Windhoek, Namibia

2010

Wildlife Conservation
Lion Breeding and Release Program, Volunteer Work; lion feeding and
exercising, enclosure cleaning,
work with elephants and horses
(22 Nov – 5 Dec 2010)

Antelope Park
Gweru, Zimbabwe

2009

Wildlife Conservation
Volunteer work: cheetah breeding
enclosure maintenance, run training
of cheetahs, feeding, preparation
of food and feeding, etc
(16 Nov – 13 Dec 2009)

Dell Cheetah Centre
Parys, South Africa

2008

Wildlife Conservation
Volunteer work: predator behavior
and tracking (mainly lions), game
counts, anti-poaching patrols,
reserve maintenance, work at Paterson orphanage, etc
(3 Nov – 1 Dec 2008)

Amakhala Game Reserve
Paterson, South Africa


05  Education
05.01  Courses (selected)
Period Course contents / credits Institute

2019

Zoom
(17 December 2019)

Didacticum (formerly CUL),
Linköping University, Sweden

2016

Fördjupning i problembaserat lärande – handledning av heterogena grupper
[Advanced PBL supervision – supervising heterogeneous groups]
(February – March 2014)
[Not completed]

Didacticum (formerly CUL),
Linköping University, Sweden

2014

Introduction to PBL and
base group supervision

[Problem Based Learning]
(February – March 2014)

Centrum för Undervisning och Lärande (CUL)
[Center for Teaching and Learning]
Linköping University, Sweden

2012

Designing, Evaluating and Organizing Learning (DUO)
(March – September 2012)

Centrum för Undervisning och Lärande (CUL)
[Center for Teaching and Learning]
Linköping University, Sweden

2011

Adult education certification
(9 May 2011)

Sensus
Stockholm, Sweden

2011

Adult education pedagogics
Basic leader education
(Certificate 28 April 2011)

Sensus
Stockholm, Sweden

2011

Project Management
Project planning, risk management,
leadership, duration/work estimation,
scheduling, resource optimization,
change management etc.
(15–18 Feb 2011)

Learning Tree
Stockholm, Sweden

2008

University Pedagogics
Supervision in Doctoral Studies
(Spring 2008)

Centrum för Undervisning och Lärande (CUL)
[Center for Teaching and Learning]
Linköping University, Sweden

2007

Toolkit of Cognitive Neuroscience:
Basic course in ERP, MEG, fMRI,
PET and TMS data analysis
(25–29 June 2007)

F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2007

Toolkit of Cognitive Neuroscience:
Advanced course in fMRI
data analysis
(14–16 May 2007)

F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2006

“Driver’s License” in fMRI scanning

Karolinska Institute
Department of Clinical Neuroscience
MR-Research Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

1999–2003

PhD Student in Computational Linguistics
(1 Sep 1999–31 Dec 2003)

Natural Language Processing Laboratory
Linköping University, Sweden

2000

Variance analysis, ANOVA etc.
(27–28 Sep 2000)

SPSS-Institute
Stockholm, Sweden

1999

Data collection, description, description, analysis etc
(8–10 June 1999)

SPSS-Institute
Stockholm, Sweden


1998

Unix Systems Administration
System states, user administration, process handling, terminals etc
(28–30 September 1998)

ENEA Data
Stockholm, Sweden


1998

Perl
Scalars, lists, associative variables, functions, regular expressions etc
(6–7 April 1998)

ENEA Data
Stockholm, Sweden


1995

Unix Advanced
Regular expressions, filters, shell programming, awk, make, etc
(24–28 April 1995)

ENEA Data
Stockholm, Sweden


1994

Introductory course in practical
university pedagogics
(Spring semester 1994)

Department of Education
Stockholm University, Sweden


1994–1999

PhD Student in Computational Linguistics
(13 June 1994 – 30 Sep 1999)
Qualified for PhD studies in Phonetics

Institute of Linguistics
Stockholm University, Sweden


1990–1993

General Linguistics (20p)
Speech Technology (40p)
Computational Linguistics (50p)


Institute of Linguistics
Stockholm University, Sweden

1992–1993 Nordic Languages (13p)
(Old Icelandic, Old Swedish)

Department of Nordic Languages
Stockholm University, Sweden

1991–1992 Russian (16p)
(Basic Course)

Department of Russian
Stockholm University, Sweden

1984–1991 Musicology (80p)
Qualified for PhD studies
Department of Musicology
Stockholm University, Sweden

1988–1989 Cours de Civilisation Française
de la Sorbonne

(French language and culture)

Sorbonne
Paris, France

1986–1987 Early Music Course
(Renaissance and Baroque lute,
 voice, viol)

Royal College of Music
London, England

1986 Basic nursing course
(10 weeks, April – Juni 1986)
Rudanskolan
Haninge, Sweden

1978–1981 Arts Program
(Corresp. High School)
Fredrika Bremerskolan
Handen (Haninge Centrum), Sweden

05.02  Summer schools
Summer school Course description


ESSLLI ’97
European Summer School of Logic, Language
and Information

Aix-en-Provence, France, 11–22 Aug 1997



Language and logic, computational methods, semantics, programming

NORFA ’94
Computational Semantics and Computation
Bergen, Norway, 12–16 April 1994


Computational and lexical semantics, formal semantics, machine translation

ELSNET ’93
ELSNET Summer School on Prosody
Integration of Speech and Natural Language
through Prosody,
London, England, 12–23 July 1993


Prosody, grammar formalisms, speech applications, computational semantics, discourse, morphology, transcription and annotation

Ringve 1985
The Ringve Museum International Summer Course
Trondheim, Norway, 3–11 August 1985


Lute lessons, figured bass playing (basso continuo), ensemble, delivery

Liten gitarrakademi
Swedish Guitar and Lute Society Summer School
Ingesund, Sweden, 1–5 July 1985


Lute lessons, figured bass (basso continuo)


06  Research

My main research activities over the years are listed and described below. Open, still ongoing, activities are listed first whereas no longer active projects are listed below. Within these two main categories all projects are listed according to start year for the activities, with the most recent ones listed first (i.e. “First In, Last Out”, LIFO). More information, e.g. sound files (radio interviews etc) and other documentation, can be found on my homepage, on the Research page. Results and published work can be found on the Publications page.


06.01  Overtone singing  (2016–ongoing)

Since the beginning in 2019 I also collaborate with Anna-Maria Hefele, world famous “polyphonic” overtone singer, and Anita McAllister (see Kulning) on overtone singing, both from an acoustic perspective but also how you can work with overtone singing as a pedagogical tool when teaching phonetic and acoustic analysis. See paper [98]. Also see även:
https://anna-maria-hefele.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna-Maria_Hefele/
YouTube: Polyphonic Overtone;singing – explained visually
https://www.sygyt.com/en/


06.02  Melody in Human–Cat Communication, Meowsic  (2016–ongoing)

In December 2015, Stiftelsen Marcus and Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond awarded 4 MSEK to our project proposal Melody in human–cat communication (Meowsic); see:
http://vr.humlab.lu.se/projects/meowsic

Dr Susanne Schötz of Lund University was the main force behind this application and is the project lead, with me and Dr Joost Van de Weijer, Lund University, as co-applicants. The project started up in September 2016, and has already received enormous media attention world wide; see paragraph 16 Media appearances and the Research page for more information, sound files of e.g. radio interviews etc. For more information on media coverage, project presentations and so on, see:
http://vr.humlab.lu.se/projects/meowsic/thanks

In 2021 Susanne Schötz, Joost vad de Weijer and myself received the Ig Nobel Prize in Biology for this work; see:
https://www.improbable.com/2021/09/09/announcing-the-2021-ig-nobel-prize-winners


06.03  Kulning, Swedish cattle calls  (2012–ongoing)

Since 2012 I have started to study the acoustics of kulning (Swedish cattle calls). The work is done in collaboration with the speech–language pathologist (SLP) Anita McAllister and the kulning singers Fanny Pehrson (also an SLP) and singer Kajsa Dahlström. During 2015 we augmented our studies to include Anne-Maria Laukkanen, University of Tampere, and Ahmed Geneid, Helsinki University. Together we have combined acoustic, EGG and high-speed photography studies of kulning, and in 2017 MRI studies were performed at Oulo University, Finland.


06.04  Cheetah and African Wild Dog vocalizations  (2011–ongoing)

In December 2013 I recorded wild cheetahs and African wild dogs at N/a’an ku sê Foundation in Namibia, see: http://naankuse.com

The project is officially sanctioned by the Namibian Government and is carried out collaboration with the (then) local head of research Dr Florian Weise. We are presently in the phase of organizing and classifying our collected data.


06.05  Cheetah purring and other felid vocalizations  (2009–ongoing)

Since felid purring occurs on an alternating egressive (exhalation) and ingressive (inhalation) airstream, it is related to my research on ingressive speech and phonation, which led to several new projects and activities.

During the winter of 2009 I had the opportunity to make one of the best recordings ever of cheetah purring at the Dell Cheetah Centre in South Africa, and initiated collaboration with Dr Gustav Peters at Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, Germany, with a paper (in 2009) that also included cheetah breeder Elizabeth D. Duthie as co-author. Since felid purring is a surprisingly understudied field, Dr Peters and I decided to undertake an ambitious goal of obtaining as many high-quality recordings of felid purring as possible in order to study the acoustic correlates of this particular phenomenon, and during subsequent travels to South Africa and Namibia I made more recordings of purring cheetahs, and have published several papers based on those recordings.

I have also registered the domain http://purring.org where I have made available sound files, film clips, spectrograms and waveforms of the data we have analyzed. The website also includes an extensive biography on felid purring.


06.06  Ingressive speech and phonation  (2000–ongoing)

Since the end of 2000 I have been interested in ingressive speech, i.e. speech produced on a pulmonic ingressive (inhalation) airstream. So far, this research has resulted in a number of conference papers and a major journal review paper [49]. To summarize my findings, I show that – very much contrary to popular belief – ingressive speech is not “typically Swedish”, but is instead found all over the world, in taxonomically different languages, with basically the same (paralinguistic) linguistic function, and that it consequently might even constitute a neglected linguistic universal.

I also maintain a website devoted to ingressive speech, which is constantly updated with new information:
http://ingressivespeech.info/

I have also initiated research on pulmonic ingressive phonation in mammals, in collaboration with Dr Gustav Peters and primatologist Marina Davila-Ross at University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. (This project, however, is on hiatus.)


06.07  Disfluency in spontaneous speech  (1997–ongoing)

My PhD work focused on the study of disfluencies – i.e. phenomena like hesitation sounds like “eh”, prolonged sounds, word fragments, pauses, recapitulations etc – in spontaneous speech. The studies were encouraged and funded by Telia Research and was partly carried out in order to obtain more robust speech and language models for improved speech recognition and understanding (see 06.15 Automatic speech recognition below).

Beginning in 1999 (at University of California at Berkeley) a series of international workshops devoted to non-pathological disfluency have been organized, the so-called DiSS workshops, for Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech.

In September 2003, I organized DiSS 2003 in Göteborg (Sweden), with the help of Åsa Wengelin and Professor Jens Allwood.

In August 2013, I organized DiSS 2013 in Stockholm, in collaboration with Jens Edlund, Joakim Gustafson and Sofia Strömbergsson, all at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

In August 2017, I organized DiSS 2017 in Stockholm, in collaboration with Robin Lickley, Jens Edlund, Joakim Gustafson and Ralph Rose. Note that the DiSS 2017 workshop website contains the proceedings of all previous workshops (DiSS 2015 proceedings are still pending); mirror website here:
Mirror site found here:
http://roberteklund.info/conferences/diss2017/

I was also involved in the organizing of the following DiSS workshops:
DiSS 2001, 29–31 August 2001, Edinburgh, Scotland (website design).
DiSS 2005, 10;#8211;12 September 2005, Aix-en-Provence, France (Programme Committee).
DiSS-LPSS 2010, 36–26 September 2010, Tokyo, Japan (Programme and Organizing Committees).
DiSS 2019, 12–13 September 2019, Budapest, Hungary (Organizing and Scientific Committees).
DiSS 2021, 25–M26 August 2021, Paris, France (online) (Organizing and Scientific Committees).


06.08  Musicology  (1988–ongoing)

I have intermittently returned to musicology since I commenced my studies within the field in 1984 (with a first publication in 1988). For the moment I am working on an invited journal paper based on my MA thesis. This work is carried out in collaboration with internationally renowned lutenist Jakob Lindberg, who was also my lute teacher at the Royal College of Music in London (1986–1987).


06.09  Felid larynx postmortems  (2013–2016)

During the period 2013 through 2016 I collaborated with Dr Andrew Kitchener and Georg Hantke, National Museums Scotland, at Edinburgh. Together we worked on performing post mortems of the larynxes (and related other anatomy) of all species of felid available – which could eventually be all 37 (or so) species. The goal of this project is that by matching the physiology of the felids and their vocalizations, we hope to be able to explain the long-known difference between cats that either roar (tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards) or purr (all the others, possibly except the snow leopard). This project is now on hiatus.


06.10  Lion roaring  (2009–2012)

I have also conducted research on lion roars, in collaboration with Dr Gustav Peters, Evans Mabiza then at Antelope Park in Gweru, Zimbabwe and Ananthakrishan at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, with the kind assistance of Jennie Westander then at Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden.


06.11  Neurocognitive correlates of disfluency (fMRI and EEG)  (2005–2016)

During the period March 2006 through March 2012 I pursued research at Karolinska Institute/Stockholm Brain Institute (during the period March 2006 through April 2009 as a postdoc, and from May 2009 through March 2012 as an affiliated researcher), where I studied neurocognitive correlates of disfluency in the perception of natural speech. The work was supervised by Professor Martin Ingvar.

I received an fMRI ”scanning licence” (at Karolinska Institute) during the summer of 2006, and have also taken both the Basic and Advanced Course in Cognitive Neuroimaging at the F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Nijmegen, The Netherlands (during Spring and Summer of 2007).

Given legal problems with regard to data ownership (I left Telia in 2008) this study was very much delayed. but our results were finally officially published in 2016, in publication [81].

Although the work focused on fMRI scanning, but EEG studies were run in parallel with Francisco Lacerda and Iris-Corinna Schwarz at Stockholm University.


06.12  Meeting speech importance analysis  (2005–2006)

During my postdoctoral studies at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, California, I collaborated with Professor Rebecca Bates, Elizabeth Willingham and Chad Kuyper at  Mankato University, Minnesota, where we attempted an alternative approach to analysis of meetings which aimed at developing and test a taxonomy for “importance”, i.e. stretches of speech in meetings that labelers consider important without being given any detailed instructions or definitions. We explored three types of importance in meetings: content (topic related), social interaction, and meeting flow and asked whether labelers consistently annotated regions as belonging to both the same type of importance and the same level of importance, and compared the results of this importance labeling with group interaction labeling as carried out at Mankato University. The work was supported by a grant from the European Union AMI (Augmented Multiparty Interaction).


06.13  Automatic call routing and dialog design  (2004–2007)

After having finished my thesis, I worked on a pilot project on automatization of the TeliaSonera call center customer service (90 200), i.e. to allow incalling customers to use free speech to describe their business, rather than being greeted with a typical menu-based tree-structure (e.g., “For X, say Y”). After a continuation of the pilot project, a free-speech call center customer service was deployed in 2006. During the pilot, we developed a novel extension to the traditional Wizard-of-Oz methodology (to collect data), which included what we call a “Prompt Piano”, described in publication [47].


06.14  Language typology (field work)  (1998–2001; revived in 2018)

As a hobby project, I have also studied the language spoken in the village of Lakurumau, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. So far, I have visited the village twice, and I would really like to return in the future. As part of those activities, I also learnt and studied Tok Pisin, and collected data used in my disfluency studies. Thanks to a recent contact with Lidia Mazzitelli, who are presently studying this language, this activity is now revived.


06.15  Xenophones  (1996–2009)

During the years 1996–2000, me and my colleague Anders Lindström did research on so called xenophones i.e. “foreign” speech sounds in Swedish, such as the “lisp” sound in English names/words like “Thatcher” (“dental fricatives” in phonetic jargon). These sounds are normally not included in descriptions of Swedish, but are nevertheless used by most Swedes in normal Swedish conversation and consequently need consideration in the development of both speech synthesizers and speech recognizers.

The research has been presented in a number of articles that describe to what degree Swedish speakers have incorporated such sounds into their Swedish phone inventory, and the observations have served as the basis for an expanded polyphone material for a Swedish speech synthesizer.

The term “xenophone” was introduced in 1998 (in publication [24]) and has gained ground and has been frequently used in papers dealing with the same phenomenon in other languages, and the term is now established, being included in a major, international encyclopedia, published by SAGE; see Publications [095].


06.16  Machine translation  (1995–2001)

Within the The Spoken Language Translator, I mainly worked with the development of a Swedish grammar using the formalism The Core Language Engine. I also worked with transfer rule writing between Swedish, English and French, as well as with evaluation of system-generated translations. New approaches to evaluation were developed within the project. The machine translation work was carried out in collaboration with SRI International, Cambridge, England.


06.17  Automatic speech recognition (ASR)  (1995–2001)

Within the The Spoken Language Translator project, I was responsible for the generation of phonetically and phonologically balanced training material for Swedish, as well as for deciding which Swedish dialects we needed to record/cover. The speech recognition work was carried out in collaboration with SRI International, Menlo Park, California, and served as the basis for the Swedish speech recognizer now offered by Nuance (www.nuance.com).


06.18  Speech synthesis  (1994–1995)

During the period 1994–1995 I was hired by Telia Research to develop the first concatenative speech synthesizer for Swedish. The work included generation of all possible Swedish demisyllables (polyphones) and recording of these, as well as evaluation of the results. The research part focused primarily on what phonetic and phonological processes are crucial within the framework of concatenative synthesis.


07  Publications and bibliography

My scientific output is listed below, broken down for published and unpublished work, as well as for teaching material.

07.01  Published

[102]

Rose, Ralph & Robert Eklund (eds.). In Press/due October 2021.
Proceedings of DiSS 2021, The 10th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
25–26 August 2021, Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis, France. ISBN XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX-X, DOI:XXX

[101]

Silber-Varod, Vered, Mária Gósy & Robert Eklund. 2019.
Segment Prolongation in Hebrew
In: Rose, Ralph & Robert Eklund (eds.). Proceedings of DiSS 2019, The 9th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, 12–13 September 2019, ELTE Eötvös Lorànd University, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 978-963-489-063-8, DOI: 10.21862/diss-09-013-silb-etal, pp. 47–50.

[100]

Rose, Ralph & Robert Eklund (eds.). 2019.
Proceedings of DiSS 2019, The 9th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
12–13 September 2019, ELTE Eötvös Lorànd University, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 978-963-489-063-8, DOI: 10.21862/diss-09

[099]

Schötz. Susanne, Joost van de Weijer & Robert Eklund. 2019.
Melody Matters: An Acoustic Study of Domestic Cat Meows in Six Contexts and Four Mental States
In: Angela Dassow, Ricard Marxer, Roger K. Moore & Dan Stowell (eds.), Proceedings of VIHAR 2019, the 2nd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots, 29–30 August 2019, London, England. ISBN 978-2-9562029-1-2, pp. 29–34.

[098]

Hefele, Anna-Maria, Robert Eklund & Anita McAllister. 2019.
Polyphonic Overtone Singing: an acoustic and physiological (MRI) analysis and a first-person description of a unique mode of singing
In: Mattias Heldner (ed.): Proceedings from Fonetik 2019, 10–12 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden. PERILUS XXVII, ISBN 0282-6690, ISSN 978-91-7797-984-5 (print version), ISSN 978-91-7797-985-2 (electronic version), DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3246011, pp. 91–96.

[097]

Eklund, Robert, Anita McAllister & Kajsa Dahlström. 2019.
An acoustic analysis of Swedish cattle calls, ‘kulning’, performed outdoors at three distances
In: Mattias Heldner (ed.): Proceedings from Fonetik 2019, 10–12 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden. PERILUS XXVII, ISBN 0282-6690, ISSN 978-91-7797-984-5 (print version), ISSN 978-91-7797-985-2 (electronic version), DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3246001, pp. 61–66.

[096]

Schötz. Susanne, Joost van de Weijer & Robert Eklund. 2019.
Phonetic Methods in Cat Vocalisation Studies: A report from the Meowsic project
In: Mattias Heldner (ed.): Proceedings from Fonetik 2019, 10–12 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden. PERILUS XXVII, ISBN 0282-6690, ISSN 978-91-7797-984-5 (print version), ISSN 978-91-7797-985-2 (electronic version), DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3245999, pp. 55–60.

[095]

Eklund, Robert. 2019.
Xenophone
In: Jack. S. Damico & Martin J. Ball (eds.): The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders, Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, ISBN 978-1-4833-4, volume 4, pp. 2127–2129.

[094]

Eklund, Robert. 2019.
Pulmonic ingressive speech
In: Jack. S. Damico & Martin J. Ball (eds.): The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders, Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, ISBN 978-1-4833-4, volume 3, pp. 1529–1532.

[093]

Eklund, Robert. 2019.
Acoustic Phonetics
In: Jack. S. Damico & Martin J. Ball (eds.): The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders, Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, ISBN 978-1-4833-4, volume 1, pp. 21–36.

[091]

Gósy, Mária & Robert Eklund. 2018.
Language-Specific Patterns of Segment Prolongation in Hungarian
The Phonetician, ISSN 0741-6164, vol. 115, pp. 36–52.

[090]

Eklund, Robert. 2018.
A Typographical Primer – Some Basic Conventions
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Published 29 October 2018 (version 2.0.0).
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152296
OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-152296
DiVA, id: diva2:1259248; http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152296

[089]

Eklund, Robert. 2018.
En Typografisk ”Primer” – Några Grundläggande Konventioner
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Published 29 October 2018 (version 2.0.0).
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152295
OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-152295
DiVA, id: diva2:1259244; http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152295

[088]

Amundin, Mats, Robert Eklund, Henrik Hållsten, Jussi Karlgren & Lars Molinder. 2017.
A proposal to use distributional models to analyse dolphin vocalization
In: Angela Dassow, Ricard Marxer & Roger K. Moore (eds.): Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots, VIHAR 2017, 25–26 August 2017, University of Skövde, Sweden. ISBN 978-2-9562029-0-5, pp. 31–32.

[087]

Schötz, Susanne, Joost van de Weijer & Robert Eklund. 2017.
Phonetic Characteristics of Domestic Cat Vocalisations
In: Angela Dassow, Ricard Marxer & Roger K. Moore (eds.): Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots, VIHAR 2017, 25–26 August 2017, University of Skövde, Sweden. ISBN 978-2-9562029-0-5, pp. 5–6.

[086]

Gósy, Mária & Robert Eklund. 2017.
Segment prolongation in Hungarian
In: Robert Eklund & Ralph Rose (eds.), Proceedings of DiSS 2017, the 8th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, 18–19 August 2017, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden,
TMH-QPSR Volume 58(1), ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-17/01-SE, pp. 29–32.

[085]

Betz, Simon, Robert Eklund & Petra Wagner. 2017.
Prolongation in German
In: Robert Eklund & Ralph Rose (eds.), Proceedings of DiSS 2017, the 8th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, 18–19 August 2017, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden,
TMH-QPSR Volume 58(1), ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-17/01-SE, pp. 13–16.

[084]

Bergström, Axel, Martin Johansson & Robert Eklund. 2017.
Differences in production of disfluencies in children with typical language development and children with mixed receptive-expressive language disorder
In: Robert Eklund & Ralph Rose (eds.), Proceedings of DiSS 2017, the 8th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, 18–19 August 2017, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden,
TMH-QPSR Volume 58(1), ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-17/01-SE, pp. 9–12.

[083]

Eklund, Robert & Ralph Rose (eds.). 2017.
Proceedings of DiSS 2017, the 8th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech,
18–19 August 2017, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden,
TMH-QPSR Volume 58(1), ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-17/01-SE.

[082]

Eklund, Robert. 2017.
Statement by Robert Eklund
In: Roger K. Moore, Serge Thill & Ricard Marxer (editors): Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR), Dagstuhl Seminar 16442. Dagstuhl Reports, volume 6, number 10. ISSN 2192-5283, Dagstuhl, Germany: Schloss Dagstuhl–Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik
http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/6971
urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-69718
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/DagRep.6.10.154

[081]

Eklund, Robert & Martin Ingvar. 2016.
Supplementary Motor Area Activation in Disfluency Perception. An fMRI Study of Listener Neural Responses to Spontaneously Produced Unfilled and Filled Pauses
In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2016September 8-12, 2016, San Francisco, USA,
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1082, pp. 1378–1381

[080]

Geneid, Ahmed, Anne-Maria Laukkanen, Anita McAllister & Robert Eklund. 2016.
Kulning (Swedish Cattle Calls): Acoustic, EGG, Stroboscopic and High-Speed Video Analyses of an Unusual Singing Style
In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2016September 8-12, 2016, San Francisco, USA,
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1082, pp. 1132–1135

[079]

Geneid, Ahmed, Anne-Maria Laukkanen, Robert Eklund & Anita McAllister. 2016.
Kulning: A study of the physiological basis for long-distance sound propagation in Swedish cattle calls
Proceedings of Fonetik 2016, TMH-QPSR 57(1), ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-16/01-SE, 13–15 June 2016, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 25–30.

[078]

Schötz, Susanne, Robert Eklund & Joost van de Weijer. 2016.
Melody in Human-Cat Communication (Meowsic): Origins, Past, Present and Future
Proceedings of Fonetik 2016, TMH-QPSR 57(1), ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-16/01-SE, 13–15 June 2016, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 19–24.

[077]

Eklund, Robert & Anita McAllister. 2015.
An acoustic analysis of ‘kulning’ (cattle calls) recorded in an outdoor setting on location in Dalarna (Sweden) In: Proceedings of ICPhS 2015S, 10–14 August 2015, Glasgow, Scotland.

[076]

Hedenqvist, Clara, Frida Persson & Robert Eklund. 2015.
Disfluency incidence in 6-year old Swedish boys and girls with typical language development Paper presented at Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, DiSS 2015, 8–9 August 2015, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Proceedings pending.)
[pdf]

[075]

Eklund, Robert, Peter Fransson & Martin Ingvar. 2015.
Neural correlates of the processing of unfilled and filled pauses Paper presented at Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, DiSS 2015, 8–9 August 2015, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Proceedings pending.)
[pdf]

[074]

McAllister, Anita & Robert Eklund. 2015.
An acoustic analysis of the cattle call “kulning“, performed outdoors at Säter, Dalarna, Sweden In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2015. Working Papers 55/2015, 8–10 June 2015, Centre for Languages and Literature, General Linguistics/Phonetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, ISSN 0280-526X, pp. 81–84.

[073]

Eklund, Robert 2015.
Languages with pulmonic ingressive speech: updating and adding to the list In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2015. Working Papers 55/2015, 8–10 June 2015, Centre for Languages and Literature, General Linguistics/Phonetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, ISSN 0280-526X, pp. 31–34.

[072]

Eklund, Robert. 2015.
Grimaldi’s “Discovery of the Cat Language”: A theory in need of revival (or perhaps not?) In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2015. Working Papers 55/2015, 8–10 June 2015, Centre for Languages and Literature, General Linguistics/Phonetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, ISSN 0280-526X, pp. 27–30.

[071]

Eklund, Robert (editor). 2013.
Proceedings of DiSS 2013, the 6 Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech and TMH-QPSR Volume 54(1), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 21–23 August 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, ISBN 978-91-981276-0-7, eISBN 978-91-981276-1-4, ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH--13/01-SE, TRITA TMH 2013:1.

[070]

Eklund, Robert (editor). 2013.
Proceedings of Fonetik 2013, the XXVIth Swedish Phonetics Conference and Studies in Language and Culture, no. 21, 12–13 June 2013, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-7519-582-7, eISBN 978-91-7519-579-7, ISSN 1403-2570.

[069]

Nilsson Björkenstam, Kristina, Mats Wirén & Robert Eklund. 2013.
Disfluency in child-directed speech.
In: Robert Eklund (ed.), Proceedings of Fonetik 2013, the XXVIth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Studies in Language and Culture, no. 21, ISBN 978-91-7519-582-7, eISBN 978-91-7519-579-7, ISSN 1403-2570, pp. 57–60.

[068]

Eklund, Robert & Gustav Peters. 2013.
A comparative acoustic analysis of purring in juvenile, subadult and adult cheetahs.
In: Robert Eklund (ed.), Proceedings of Fonetik 2013, the XXVIth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Studies in Language and Culture, no. 21, ISBN 978-91-7519-582-7, eISBN 978-91-7519-579-7, ISSN 1403-2570, pp. 25–28.

[067]

Eklund, Robert, Anita McAllister & Fanny Pehrson. 2013.
An acoustic comparison of voice characteristics in ‘kulning’, head and modal registers.
In: Robert Eklund (ed.), Proceedings of Fonetik 2013, the XXVIth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Studies in Language and Culture, no. 21, ISBN 978-91-7519-582-7, eISBN 978-91-7519-579-7, ISSN 1403-2570, pp. 21–24.

[066]

Rayner, Manny, Johanna Gerlach, Marianne Starlander, Nikos Tsourakis, Anita Kruckenberg, Robert Eklund, Arne Jönsson, Anita McAllister & Cathy Chua. 2012.
A web-deployed Swedish spoken CALL system based on a large shared English/Swedish feature grammar.
In: Lars Borin & Elena Volodina (eds.), Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP or CALL. Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings.
25 October 2012, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, vol. 80, pp. 37–46.

[065]

Jonsson, Håkan & Robert Eklund. 2012.
Kognition och talbaserade människa–maskin-gränssnitt.
[Cognition and speech based man–machine interfaces.]
In: Jens Allwood & Mikael Jensen (eds.), Kognitionsvetenskap.
Lund: Sweden: Studentlitteratur, ch. 9.3, pp. 583–594.

[064]

Eklund, Robert & Håkan Jonsson. 2012.
Kognition och kommunikationsteknologi.
[Cognition and communication technology.]
In: Jens Allwood & Mikael Jensen (eds.), Kognitionsvetenskap.
Lund: Sweden: Studentlitteratur, ch. 9.1, pp. 563–571.

[063]

Eklund, Robert. 2012.
Språk och medvetande  – ett neurokognitivt och evolutionärt perspektiv.
[Language and consciousness  – a neurocognitive and evolutionary perspective]
In: Jens Allwood & Mikael Jensen (eds.), Kognitionsvetenskap.
Lund: Sweden: Studentlitteratur, ch. 6.6, pp. 463–474.

[062]

Ahlsén, Elisabeth & Robert Eklund. 2012.
Språk, hjärnan och kognition.
[Language, the brain and cognition.]
In: Jens Allwood & Mikael Jensen (eds.), Kognitionsvetenskap.
Lund: Sweden: Studentlitteratur, ch. 6.4, pp. 437–552.

[061]

Eklund, Robert. 2012.
ASR “Sweet Sixteen”: An Evaluation of Nuance Swedish Speech Recognizer Success Rates in 69 Commercial Applications 16 years After Its Inception and an Assessment of Inter- and Intralabeler Agreement.
In: Proceedings from FONETIK 2012.
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30–June 1, 2012, pp. 113–116.

[060]

Eklund, Robert, Gustav Peters, Florian Weise & Stuart Munro. 2012.
A comparative acoustic analysis of purring in four cheetahs.
In: Proceedings from FONETIK 2012.
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30–June 1, 2012, pp. 41–44.

[059]

Eklund, Robert, Gustav Peters, Florian Weise & Stuart Munro. 2012.
An acoustic analysis of agonistic sounds in wild cheetahs.
In: Proceedings from FONETIK 2012.
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30–June 1, 2012, pp. 37–40.

[058]

Jonsson, Håkan & Robert Eklund. 2011.
Gender differences in verbal behaviour in a call routing speech application.
In: Quarterly Progress and Status Report TMH-QPSR, Volume 51, 2011. Proceedings from Fonetik 2011.
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 8–10 June 2011, pp. 81–84.

[057]

Schötz, Susanne & Robert Eklund. 2011.
A comparative acoustic analysis of purring in four cats.
In: Quarterly Progress and Status Report TMH-QPSR, Volume 51, 2011. Proceedings from Fonetik 2011.
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 8–10 June 2011, pp. 9–12.

[056]

Ananthakrishnan, Gopal, Robert Eklund, Gustav Peters & Evans Mabiza. 2011.
An acoustic analysis of lion roars. II: Vocal tract characteristics.
In: Quarterly Progress and Status Report TMH-QPSR, Volume 51, 2011. Proceedings from Fonetik 2011.
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 8–10 June 2011, pp. 5–8.

[055]

Eklund, Robert, Gustav Peters, Gopal Ananthakrishnan & Evans Mabiza. 2011.
An acoustic analysis of lion roars. I: Data collection and spectrogram and waveform analyses.
In: Quarterly Progress and Status Report TMH-QPSR, Volume 51, 2011. Proceedings from Fonetik 2011.
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 8–10 June 2011, pp. 1–4.

[054]

Eklund, Robert. 2010.
The Effect of Directed and Open Disambiguation Prompts in Authentic Call Center Data on the Frequency and Distribution of Filled Pauses and Possible Implications for Filled Pause Hypotheses and Data Collection Methodology.
In: Proceedings of DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010, The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech and The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech.
University of Tokyo, Japan, September 25–26 September 2010, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 23–36.

[053]

Eklund, Robert & Mats Wirén. 2010.
Effects of open and directed prompts on filled pauses and utterance production.
In: Proceedings of Fonetik 2010, Lund University, 2–4 June 2010, pp. 23–28.

[052]

Eklund, Robert, Gustav Peters & Elizabeth D. Duthie. 2010.
An acoustic analysis of purring in the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) and in the domestic cat (Felis catus).
In: Proceedings of Fonetik 2010, Lund University, 2–4 June 2010, Lund, Sweden, pp. 17–22.

[051]

Mårback, Sebastian, Gustav Sjöberg, Iris-Corinna Schwarz & Robert Eklund. 2009.
Uhm... What’s going on? An EEG study on perception of filled pauses in spontaneous Swedish speech.
In: Proceedings of FONETIK 2009, Stockholm University, 10–12 June 2009, pp. 92–95.

[050]

Lindström, Anders & Robert Eklund. 2009.
The Integration of Foreign Items. A Corpus-based Study of Cross-lingual Influence with Examples from Swedish.
In: Anke Lüdeling & Merja Kytö (eds.), Corpus Linguistics. An International Handbook, Series: Handbücher zur Sprache und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, vol. 2, ch. 48, pp. 1024–1043.

[049]

Eklund, Robert. 2008.
Pulmonic ingressive phonation: Diachronic and synchronic characteristics, distribution and function in animal and human sound production and in human speech.
Journal of the International Phonetic Association, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 235–324.

[048]

Eklund, Robert. 2007.
Pulmonic ingressive speech: a neglected universal?
Proceedings of Fonetik 2007, TMH-QPSR, vol. 50, 30 maj – 1 juni 2007, Stockholm, pp. 21–24.

[047]

Wirén, Mats, Robert Eklund, Fredrik Engberg & Johan Westermark. 2007.
Experiences of an In-Service Wizard-of-Oz Data Collection for the Deployment of a Call-Routing Application.
Proceedings of Bridging the Gap: Academic and Industrial Research in Dialog Technology, HLT–NAACL Workshop, 26 April 2007, Rochester, New York, USA, pp. 56–63.

[046]

Eklund, Robert & Mats Wirén. 2006.
”Njutandes av en Monte Christo no 5 och en iskall Mojito”. Observationer om användning av s-particip.
Svenskans beskrivning 28, Förhandlingar vid Tjugoåttonde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Örebro den 14–15 oktober 2005, Örebro universitet, Humanistiska institutionen, Örebro, ISSN 1102-3619, ISBN 91-7668-514-4, pp. 97–108.

[045]

Eklund, Robert, Rebecca Bates, Chad Kuyper, Elizabeth Willingham & Elizabeth Shriberg. 2006.
The Annotation and Analysis of Importance in Meetings.
ICSI Technical Report, TR-06-003, June 2006, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA.

[044]

Lee, Tzu-Lun, Ya-Fang He, Yun-Ju Huang, Shu-Chuan Tseng & Robert Eklund. 2004.
Prolongation in Mandarin. Proceedings of ICSLP 2004, 4–8 October 2004, Jeju Island, Korea, vol. III, pp. 2181–2184.

[043]

Eklund, Robert. 2004.
Disfluency in Swedish human–human and human–machine travel booking dialogues.
PhD thesis, Linköping Studies in Science and Technology, Dissertation No. 882, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden, ISBN 91-7373-966-9, ISSN 0345-7524.

[042]

Eklund, Robert (redaktör). 2003.
Proceedings of DiSS’03 – Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech. Gothenburg Papers in Theoretical Linguistics 90, ISSN 0349–1021. 5–8 September 2003, Göteborg University, Sweden.

[041]

Eklund, Robert. 2002.
Ingressive Speech as an Indication That Humans are Talking To Humans (and Not To Machines).
Proceedings of ICSLP’02, Denver, 16–20 September 2002, vol. 2, pp. 837–840.

[040]

Lindström, Anders & Robert Eklund. 2002.
Xenophenomena: studies of foreign language influence at several linguistic levels.
Proceedings of 24. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft: Mehrsprachigkeit Heute, AG 8: Integration Fremder Wörter, Universität Mannheim, February 27 – March 1 2002, pp. 132–134.

[039]

Eklund, Robert. 2001.
Prolongations: A dark horse in the disfluency stable.
Proceedings of DiSS ’01 Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop, University of Edinburgh, August 29–31 2001, pp. 5–8.

[038]

Eklund, Robert & Anders Lindström. 2001.
Xenophones: An Investigation of Phone Set Expansion in Swedish
and Implications for Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis
.
Speech Communication 35, nos. 1–2, pp. 81–102.

[037]

Eklund, Robert. 2000.
Crosslinguistic Disfluency Modeling: a Comparative analysis
of Swedish and Tok Pisin Human–Human ATIS Dialogues
.
Proceedings of ICSLP ’00, Beijing, 16–20 October 2000, vol. 2, pp. 991–994.

[036]

Bell, Linda, Robert Eklund & Joakim Gustafson. 2000.
A Comparison of Disfluency Distribution in a Unimodal
and a Multimodal Human–Machine Interface

Proceedings of ICSLP ’00, Beijing, 16–20 October 2000, vol. 3, pp. 626–629.

[035]

Eklund, Robert. 2000.
Wanpela deitabeis long Tok Pisin bilong baim tiket bilong balus. (An ATIS database in Tok Pisin.)
Methodological observations with regard to the collection of human–human data.

Proceedings of Fonetik 2000, The Swedish Phonetics Conference, May 24–26 2000, University of Skövde, pp. 49–52.

[034]

Carter, David, Manny Rayner, Robert Eklund, Catriona MacDermid & Mats Wirén. 2000.
Evaluation.
In: Manny Rayner, David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis & Mats Wirén (eds.), The Spoken Language Translator, ch. 20, pp. 297–312. Cambridge University Press.

[033]

Carter, David, Manny Rayner, Robert Eklund, Jaan Kaja, Bertil Lyberg, Per Sautermeister, Mats Wirén, Leonardo Neumeyer & Fuliang Weng. 2000.
Common Speech–Language Issues.
In: Manny Rayner, David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis & Mats Wirén (eds.), The Spoken Language Translator, ch. 19, pp. 284–294. Cambridge University Press.

[032]

Eklund, Robert, Jaan Kaja, Leonardo Neumeyer, Fuliang Weng & Vassilis Digalakis. 2000.
Porting a Recognizer to a New Language.
In: Manny Rayner, David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis & Mats Wirén (eds.), The Spoken Language Translator, ch. 17, pp. 265–273. Cambridge University Press.

[031]

Rayner, Manny, David Carter, Ivan Bretan, Mats Wirén, Robert Eklund, Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen & Christina Philp. 2000.
Rational Re-Use of Linguistic Data.
In: Manny Rayner, David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis & Mats Wirén (eds.), The Spoken Language Translator, ch. 13, pp. 212–228. Cambridge University Press.

[030]

Rayner, Manny, Mats Wirén & Robert Eklund. 2000.
Swedish Coverage.
In: Manny Rayner, David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis & Mats Wirén (eds.), The Spoken Language Translator, ch. 11, pp. 180–191. Cambridge University Press.

[029]

Bretan, Ivan, Robert Eklund, Jaan Kaja, Catriona MacDermid, Manny Rayner & David Carter. 2000.
Corpora and Data Collection.
In: Manny Rayner, David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis & Mats Wirén (eds.), The Spoken Language Translator, ch. 8, pp. 131–144. Cambridge University Press.

[028]

Lindström, Anders & Robert Eklund. 2000.
How foreign are “foreign” speech sounds?
Implications for speech recognition and speech synthesis
.
Multi-Lingual Interoperability in Speech Technology, RTO Meeting Proceedings 28, Papers and reports presented at the Tutorial and Workshop held in Leusden, The Netherlands, 13–14 September 1999, pp. 15–19.

[027]

Lindström, Anders & Robert Eklund. 1999.
Xenophones Revisited: Linguistic and other underlying factors
affecting the pronunciation of foreign items in Swedish
.
Proceedings of ICPhS 99, San Francisco, California, 1–7 August 1999. Paper 0708, vol. 3, pp. 2227–2230.

[026]

Eklund, Robert. 1999.
A Comparative Study of Disfluencies in Four Swedish Travel Dialogue Corpora.
Proceedings of Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech Workshop, Berkeley, California, 1 July 1999, pp. 3–6.

[025]

Lindström, Anders & Robert Eklund. 1999.
[jɑːmes] or [dʒɛɪmz] or Perhaps Something In-between?
Recapping Three Years of Xenophone Studies
.
Gothenburg Papers in Theoretical Linguistics, 81. Proceedings Fonetik 99, The Swedish Phonetics Conference, June 2–4 1999, Göteborg University, Sweden, pp. 109–112. [NB! IPA font in title problematic in HTML.]

[024]

Eklund, Robert & Anders Lindström. 1998.
How To Handle “Foreign” Sounds in Swedish Text-to-Speech Conversion:
approaching the ‘Xenophone’ Problem
.
Proceedings of ICSLP 98, Sydney, November 30 – December 5 1998. Paper 514, vol. 7, pp. 2831–2834.

[023]

Eklund, Robert. 1998.
“Ko Tok Ples Ensin bilong Tok Pisin” or the TP-CLE: a first report from a pilot speech-to-speech translation project from Swedish to Tok Pisin.
Proceedings of ICSLP 98, Sydney, November 30 – December 5 1998. Paper 804, vol. 4, pp. 1131–1134.

[022]

Eklund, Robert & Elizabeth Shriberg. 1998.
Crosslinguistic Disfluency Modelling: A Comparative Analysis of Swedish and American English Human–Human and Human–Machine Dialogues.
Proceedings of ICSLP 98, Sydney, November 30 – December 5 1998. Paper 805, vol. 6, pp. 2631–2634.

[021]

Eklund, Robert. 1997.
Interaction between prosody and discourse structure in a simulated man–machine dialogue.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 102, No. 5, Pt. 2, December 1997, p. 3202. Poster presented at the 134th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA, USA, 1-5 December 1997.

[020]

Carter, David, Ralph Becket, Manny Rayner, Robert Eklund, Catriona MacDermid, Mats Wirén, Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen & Christina Philp. 1997.
Translation Methodology in the Spoken Language Translator: An Evaluation.
Proceedings of ACL/EACL workshop “Spoken Language Translation”, 12 July 1997, Madrid, Spain, pp. 73–81. Also SRI Cambridge Technical Report CRC-070.

[019]

Rayner, Manny, David Carter, Ivan Bretan, Robert Eklund, Mats Wirén, Steffen Leo Hansen, Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen, Christina Philp, Finn Sørensen & Hanne Erdman Thomsen. 1997.
Recycling Lingware in a Multilingual MT System.
Proceedings of ACL/EACL Workshop “From Research to Commercial applications”, 12 July 1997, Madrid, Spain, pp. 65–70. Also SRI Cambridge Technical Report CRC-067.

[018]

Becket, Ralph, Pierrette Bouillon, Harry Bratt, Ivan Bretan, David Carter, Vassilis Digalakis, Robert Eklund, Horacio Franco, Jaan Kaja, Martin Keegan, Ian Lewin, Bertil Lyberg, David Milward, Leonardo Neumeyer, Patti Price, Manny Rayner, Per Sautermeister, Fuliang Weng & Mats Wirén. 1997.
Spoken Language Translator: Phase Two Report.
Technical Report, Telia Research and SRI International.
I contributed to the following chapters:
ch. 1:    Introduction, pp. 1–14;
ch. 2:    Language Data Acquisition, pp. 15–24;
ch. 3:    Speech Data Acquisition, pp. 25–35;
ch. 4:    Speech Recognition, pp. 36–59;
ch. 7:    Acquisition of Linguistic Knowledge, pp. 88–102;
ch. 10:  Swedish Coverage, pp. 138–144;
ch. 13:  Transfer Coverage, pp. 175–197;
App. B:  SLT in the Media, pp. 251–256.

[017]

Sautermeister, Per & Robert Eklund. 1997.
Some Observations on the Influence of F0 and Duration to the
Perception of Prominence by Swedish Listeners
.
Proceedings of Fonetik ’97, PHONUM, Reports from the Department of Phonetics Umeå University, No. 4, 28–30 28-30 May 1997, Umeå University, Sweden, pp. 121–124.

[016]

Eklund, Robert. 1996.
What is Invariant and What is Optional in the Realization of a FOCUSED Word? A Cross-Dialectal Study of Swedish Sentences with Moving Focus.
Proceedings of ICSLP 96, Philadelphia, October 3–6 1996, University of Delaware and Alfred I. duPont Institute, vol.3, pp. 1517–1520.

[015]

Bretan, Ivan, Robert Eklund & Catriona MacDermid. 1996.
Approaches to Gathering Realistic Training Data for Speech Translation Systems.
Proceedings of IVTTA – 1996 IEEE Third Workshop, Interactive Voice Technology for Telecommunications Applications, September 30 – October 1 1996, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, pp. 97–100.

[014]

Eklund, Robert & Anders Lindström. 1996.
Pronunciation in an internationalized society: A multi-dimensional problem considered.
FONETIK 96, Swedish Phonetics Conference, Nässlingen, 29–31 May, 1996.
TMH-QPSR 2/1996, pp. 123–126.

[013]

Eklund, Robert. 1996.
A Comparative Study of Focus Realisation in Three Swedish Dialects.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 99, No. 4, Pt. 2, April 1996, p. 2492. Poster presented at the 131st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 13–17 May 1996.

[012]

Eklund, Robert & Bertil Lyberg. 1995.
Inclusion of a prosodic module in spoken language translation.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 98, No 5, Pt. 2,
November 1995, pp. 2894–2895. Poster presented at the 130th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Saint Louis, MI, USA, 27 November-1 December 1995.

[011]

Lyberg, Bertil & Robert Eklund. 1995.
The Possible Use of Prosody in Spoken Language Translation Systems.
TELECOM 95, 3–11 October 1995, Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland, vol. 1, pp. 9–13.

[010]

Eklund, Robert (redaktör). 1994.
NODALIDA ’93 – Proceedings of ‘9:e Nordiska Datalingvistikdagarna’,
Stockholm University, 3–5 June 1993, ISBN 91-7153-262-5.

[009]

Eklund, Robert. 1994.
A Probabilistic Tagging Module Based on Surface Pattern Matching.
In: Robert Eklund (red.) NoDaLIDa ’93 – Proceedings of ‘9:e Nordiska Datalingvistikdagarna’, 3–5 June 1993, Stockholm University, ISBN 91-7153-262-5, pp. 83–95.

[008]

Eklund, Robert. 1994.
Strategier för inslussning i nya sätt att tänka och arbeta.
In: Britt Rönnbäck (red.): Vad gör vi för att förbättra kvalitén på utbildningen? Dokumentation från campuskonferens vid Stockholms universitet 15 november 1994, Dept. of Pedagogics, Stockholms Universitet, pp. 13–14.

[007]

Eklund, Robert & Janne Lindberg. 1993.
An Algorithm for End-of-Sentence Detection in Text.
Technical report. Infovox AB, Text-to-Speech Division, Stockholm.

[006]

Eklund, Robert. 1993.
Musikens charlatan: en historik över lutan.
Tidskrift för Tidig Musik, nr 4, årgång 14, Uppsala, pp. 5–13.

[005]

Eklund, Robert. 1992.
Silvius Leopold Weiss und seine Zeit: en rapport från den första internationella lutkongressen i Freiburg 8–13 september 1992.
Tidsskrift För Tidig Musik, 1992, 14:4, pp. 15–17.
Även som: Weiss och hans samtid, Gitarr och luta, 1992, 25:4, pp. 23–26.

[004]

Eklund, Robert. 1991.
UUB 20:13 – A Contextual Analysis of a Lute Manuscript.
Svensk Tidskrift för Musikforskning, vol. 71, 1991, Göteborg 1992, (Abstract of [iii].), p. 122.

[003]

Eklund, Robert. 1990.
Frihetstidens svenska lutenister – fanns dom?
Musikologen – Musikvetenskaplig bulletin, Dept. of Musicology, Stockholms Universitet,
pp. 65–67.

[002]

Eklund, Robert & Mathias Thiel. 1988.
The Instructions of Johann Christian Beyer.
THE LUTE, ISSN 0952-0759, vol. XXVIII, pp. 34–46.

[001]

Eklund, Robert. 1986.
På barockmusikkurs i Trondheim, sommaren 1985.
Tidskrift för Tidig Musik, nr 1, årgång 8, Uppsala, pp. 23–24.

07.02  Unpublished

[iix]


Eklund, Robert. 1996 (latest edition).
En introduktion till programmering i prolog.
[An introduction to prolog programming.]
Course compendium (116 pages). Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholm University.

[vii]

Eklund, Robert. 1996.
Derek Bickerton’s Bioprogram: A Proposal and Its Critics.
Course paper (25 pages).

[vi]

Eklund, Robert. 1995 (latest edition).
Programmeringsspråket Prolog.
[The Programming Language Prolog.]
Introductory lecture on programming languages in general and prolog in particular (7 pages). Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholm University.

[v]

Eklund, Robert. 1993.
A Probabilistic Tagging Module Based on Surface Pattern Matching.
Bachelor’s Degree paper in Computational Linguistics (94 pages). Institute of Linguistics, Dept. of Computational Linguistics, Stockholm University.

[iv]

Eklund, Robert & Helén Kåselöv. 1992.
Några observationer rörande akustiskt korrelat till restriktiv bisats.
Bachelor’s Degree paper in Speech Technology (53 pages). Institute of Linguistics, Stockholm University and internal report, Swedish Telecom.

[iii]

Eklund, Robert. 1991.
UUB 20:13 – A Contextual Analysis of a Lute Manuscript.
Master’s Degree paper in Musicology (118 pages).
Supplementary book: Tablature, Transcription, Concordances. (124 pages.)
Dept. of Musicology, Stockholm University.
Abstract published in Svensk Tidskrift för Musikforskning, vol. 71, 1991, Göteborg 1992, p. 122, see [4].

[ii]

Eklund, Robert, Qina Hermansson & Janne “Beb” Lindberg. 1990.
Undersökning av reaktioner på förnamn.
[An Investigation of Reactions to First Names.]
Course paper (25 pages). Institute of Linguistics, Stockholm University.

[i]

Eklund, Robert. 1990.
En introduktion i editionsteknik.
[An introduction to editing.]
Course paper (39 pages). Dept. of Musicology, Stockholm University.

07.03  Teaching material
The following works are used in teaching and can be downloaded from my homepage.

Acoustics: Crib Sheet
(6 pages)

Språkteknologi – en introduktion
[Speech Technology – An introduction] (80 pages).

Automatisk översättning – en introduktion
[Machine Translation – An introduction] (30 pages).

Lathund till syntaktisk analys
[Crib sheet for syntactic analysis] (3 pages)

Lathund till relationen mellan kategorier och funktioner
[The relation between categories and functions] (2 pages)

Olika slags motsatser
[Different kinds of opposites] (1 page)

Kortkompendium om morfologisk analys
[Short compendium on morphological analysis] (5 pages)

Prosodi i L2-inlärning
[Prosody in Second Language Acquisition] (10 pages)


08  Teaching experience
08.01  Courses (selected)
Course name Level / hours Course description

Personality and communication of cats

Individual course


Course on felids with focus on domestic cats, their place in the felid family, their vocalizations etc. Started spring semester 2019; campus and distance course.


Sundry courses (Swedish Language, Teacher Programme)

Programmes and
individual courses


Teaching areas covered:
Phonetics
Acoustic Analysis
Phonology
Speech Production
Disfluency
Statistics
Scientific method
... etc.


Speech & Language
Pathology Programme,
Linköping University

Four-year programme


Teaching areas covered:
Phonetics (main area)
Acoustic Analysis (main area)
Phonology
Audiology
Speech Production
Disfluency
Hearing (cross-species)
Statistics
Scientific method
Research method
Perception
Memory
Writing
Singing
... etc.


Scientific Writing
and Research Ethics

Third-year speech therapy
students (4 hours)


Speech Therapy Program,
BA/MA thesis preparatory lecture


HEL1
(Health, Ethics, Learning)

Introductory Problem-Based Learning course;
First-semester students,
Linköping University
(c. 80 hours, seminars, supervision, examination)


Basegroup supervision. Introduction to health, ethics and learning aspects of medical studies at Linköping University/University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden



Linguistic
Anthropology

Master’s Programme in
Language & Culture in Europe,
Department of Culture and Communication
Linköpings University
(18 hours of seminars etc)


Linguistic anthropology, meaning and interaction, culturally constructed speech acts, culture and language, ethnographic methods, socialization, respect/face, politeness theory etc



Phonetics and
Acoustic Analysis

Speech therapy students,
University hospital,
Linköping, Sweden
(varying number of hours)


Courses at 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th semesters of the Speech Therapy Programme. Basic phonetics, acoustic analysis, formants, spectra, broadband- and narrowband analyses, LTAS, partials etc


SweCog 2010
Summer School

Students and researchers
within neurocognition
Marston Hill, Mullsjö
(2 hours)


Two invited talks:
1. Brain and Cognition
2. Brain and Language
3. Felid Purring (bonus lecture)


Language and cognition

Medical students,
Karolinska Hospital
(6 hours)


Lecture on language, the brain and cognition
at Karolinska Institute


Prolog

Basic level
(c. 130 hours)


Lectures and group exercises in programming.
Course material partly own production

Language and Communication Basic level
(c. 120 hours)

Lectures and group exercises in basic linguistics (grammar, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics). Course material partially own production

Language Theory
and Grammar
Basic level
(c. 80 hours)

Lectures and group exercises in syntax and semantics. Course material partly own production

General Grammar Basic level
(c. 40 hours)

Introductory course in general grammar for students of oriental languages

General Linguistics Basic level
(c. 10 tim)

Propaedeutic course in general grammar socio-, psycho- and cognitive linguistics for “audionomists” at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Mathematical Linguistics Basic level
(c. 10 hours)

Group exercises in formal linguistics, discrete mathematics (functions, relations, automata, formal systems)

Speech Technology Basic level
(c. 50 hours)

Introductory lectures in Speech Technology and Spoken Language Processing (speech recognition, speech synthesis, dialogue systems, machine translation etc.)

Machine Translation Basic level
(c. 16 hours)

Introductory lectures in Machine Translation. The course literature mainly own production

Supervising Basic level

Supervisor for exam papers (basic level) in linguistics as part of my amanuensis position, which also included general study counselling

Most of the courses listed included creating and planning, correction of examination material, and also in most cases evaluation. The sum total of my pedagogical experience, including thesis supervision (including Stockholm University as well as external supervisor at Telia Research and Voice Provider) and examination (see relevant sections of this CV) amounts to approximately 5000 hours (although this figure is somewhat difficult to calculate).

Since 2017 I am also active at Academic English Support (AES) and Språkcentrum, where I help students with their academic writing, in Swedish and English.

08.02  Other

Since the mid-1990s I also give the lecture “Language Technology  – an introduction” at a number of universities around Sweden, notably Göteborg University, Stockholm University and Karlstad University and others.

I am also experienced in giving so-called “lecture recitals” as part of my concert activities, as well as teaching basic levels and basic level music teaching. My first teaching experience was to lead a “Free Choice“ course in Astronomy at High School during the Fall term 1977 and Spring term 1978.


09  Supervision
09.01  PhD level

As of 1 December 2013 I am the main supervisor of Mikael Svensson at the Department of Culture and Communication at Linköping University. During the period 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2013 I was co-supervisor of the same work.

I am also co-supervising Hillary Sang at the Department of Linguistics and Foreign Languages, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. Starting date 9 September 2013.

09.02  MA, BA and basic levels

As a part of my position as Lecturer and later Associate Professor at the Department of Culture and Communication at Linköping University I supervise theses at various levels and at various departments. Please note that I have stopped listing those theses here (as of early 2017) since these would otherwise soon constitute the bulk of the entire Curriculum. Instead I give the number of theses supervised after the last one named.

22 = Number of theses supervised since Bergström & Johansson (2017) below.
  Axel Bergström & Martin Johansson. 2017.
Skillnader i disfluensproduktion mellan barn med typisk språkutveckling och barn med generell språkstörning.
[Differences in disfluency production between children with typical language development and children with general language disorder.]
Term paper (15 credits),
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE), Linköping University
  Patricia Buaka, Nadja Ström & Björn Lóránt. 2016.
Förekomsten av disfluenser hos svenska 6-åriga barn med typisk utveckling..
[Prevalence of disfluency in Swedish 6-year-old children with typical development.]
Term paper (15 credits),
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE), Linköping University
  Emelie Arvidsson. 2015.
Dual task-effekter på postural kontroll hos äldre individer vid provokation med kognitiv belastning i form av räkneövningar. Effekter per se och jämförelse med resultat hos unga..
Term paper (30 credits),
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE), Linköping University
  Ebba Dahlberg. 2015.
Dual task-effekter på postural kontroll hos äldre individer vid provokation med minnesuppgift. Effekter per se och jämförelse med resultat hos unga..
Term paper (30 credits),
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE), Linköping University
  Annika Svensson. 2015.
Crowdfunding – en studie om vad som kännetecknar designen av en lyckad kampanj.
Bachelor’s degree thesis,
Dept. of Computer Sciences, Linköping University
  Madeleine Hammarbäck. 2015.
Gemensamma köp av presenter.
Bachelor’s degree thesis,
Dept. of Computer Sciences, Linköping University
  Fredrik Wahlman. 2015.
Accessibility and Safety in Mobile Banking among Small Business Owners.
Bachelor’s degree thesis,
Dept. of Computer Sciences, Linköping University
  Daniel Forsberg & Navid Rezai. 2015.
Viskad svenska vid högläsning. En akustisk kartläggning.
[Whispered Swedish, read aloud. An acoustic survey.]
Bachelor’s degree thesis (15 credits),
Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University
  Massoud Jahan Nia. 2014.
Designing Language for Students: A Case Study of Mathematics Applications.
Master’s degree thesis (30 credits),
Dept. of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Matteo Valencic. 2014.
The Big Fallacy: Forcing Agamemnon and Achilles into Westerner’ Dreams.
Master’s degree thesis (30 credits),
Dept. of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Jevgenijs Grasevics. 2014.
Language and Culture of the World behind the Screen: a Comparative Analysis of Linguistic Creativity in League of Legends Online Gaming Community.
Master’s degree thesis (30 credits),
Dept. of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Alexandra Lia Grindean. 2014.
Get skinny or die trying. Media and the pursuit of body ideals.
Master’s degree thesis (30 credits),
Dept. of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Eva Lekeberg. 2014.
Gestanvändning och dess påverkan på talflytet.
[Gesture use and its influence on speech fluency]
Master’s degree paper in speech therapy (30 credits),
Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University
  Clara Hedenqvist & Frida Persson. 2014.
Förekomsten av disfluenser hos 6-åriga barn.
[Disfluency incidence in 6-year old children.]
Master’s degree paper in speech therapy, 30 credits.
Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University
  Jevgenijs Grasevics. 2013.
Video Games as Mechanisms for Shaping Identity: Pilot Study.
Master’s degree thesis (15 credits),
Dept. of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Maho Kawai. 2013.
The Application of Politeness Theory Into English Education in Japan.
Master’s degree thesis (15 credits),
Dept. of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Matteo Valencic. 2013.
What if Mind-Wandering Did not Exist?
Master’s degree thesis (15 credits),
Dept. of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Elsa Backman & Maria Jönsson. 2013.
Gesters påverkan på talflytet. En studie om eh, ehm och öh.
[The influence of gestures on speech fluency. A study of uh, uhm and um.]
Bachelor’s degree paper in speech therapy, 15 credits.
Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University
  Calle Emilsson, Nina Knez, Evelina Rennes, Sandra Svanberg,
Sam Thellman & Rebecca Wallentin. 2012.
Metaforer som verktyg för inlärning hos äldre.
[Metaphors as a learning tool for the elderly.]
Term paper in Cognitive Science
Department of Computer Science, Linköping University, Sweden

During my time in the industry I acted as external supervisor for the following theses:

  Hagberg, Nils. 2010.
User response strategies to reprompting in a call routing service.
Bachelor’s degree thesis in Computational Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  Asp, Annika & Anna Decker. 2001.
Reducing Disfluency Through Speech Act Design.
Bachelor’s degree thesis in Computational Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden
  Rydin, Sara. 1997.
Automatisk taggning av kontrastfokus samt andra typer av jämförande fokus.
[Automatic tagging of contrast focus and other types of contrasting focus]
Master’s degree thesis in Computational Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden

During my time at Telia Research I also served as informal, external, supervisor for a number of C-level (Bachelor’s Degree) and D-level (Master’s Degree) theses within phonetics and computational linguistics. During Fall semester 2008 I acted as external supervisor for a 101 paper (EEG experiment) at Stockholm University.


As a part of my position as amanuensis at the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University I supervised the following Basic Level theses:

  Xyftilis, Katherina, Helen Snäckerström, Aila Mikkola, Ran Liu & Karin Esevik. 1994.
Hur män och kvinnor beskriver sig i kontaktannonser.
[How men and women describe themselves in contact ads.]
Spring semester 1994.
  Herczegh, Zoltan & Kerstin Johansson. 1994.
Utvärdering av talbesked.
[Evaluation of automatic speech responses.]
Spring semester 1994.
  Barata, Ana, Anette Larsson & Anna Marin. 1993.
Attityder till tabubelagda sexualrelaterade vulgaritetsuttryck.
[Attitudes towards taboo-laden sexual-related vulgarity expressions.]
Fall semester 1993.
  Bergström, Anders, Jens Ekstrand, Eva Eriksson, Karl Lindemalm, Hanna Stjernberg & Mimi Åkesson. 1993.
Hur man beskriver sig i kontaktannonser.
[How one describes oneself in contact ads.]
Fall semester 1993.


10  Administration
10.01  Project proposal coordination

I coordinated a project proposal within the EU Seventh framework program (FP7-ICT, challenge 2.1: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics), a ”large-scale integrated project”. The work was part of my postdoc at the Stockholm Brain Institute/Karolinska Institutet.

10.02  Course coordination and course planning

During the period spring 2013 through fall 2016 I was the main course coordinator of most of the second semester, later first, of the Speech Therapy program (Logopedprogrammet) at Linköping University (University Hospital), Sweden, as well as shared coordinator of the first and fifth semesters. During fall of 2013 I was also the main course coordinator of the fifth semester. The work included planning of course contents assignment of between 20 and 40 external lecturers per semester/course, bookings of laborations and demonstrations, administration in connection with examinations, course evaluations and follow-ups of course results, base group activities, correspondence with both teachers and students etc.

During a couple of years in the mid-1999s I worked with course planning as part of my position as an amanuensis at Stockholm University. This included scheduling, evaluations and basic course outlining. I also took part in the course planning of Computational Linguistics as part of my PhD studies position at Stockholm University.

During the Spring semester 1994 I was course coordinator for the computational linguistics course Language and Computers at Stockholm University. The work included administration of around ten invited lecturers within the fields lexicography, artificial intelligence, encryption, tagging, parsing, formal and mathematical linguistics, applications for the disables et cetera. I also lectured on the course (Prolog programming).


11  Scientific experience / commissions of trust
11.01  Editor experience

I was the editor of the following conference proceedings;

  I am an invited Guest Editor of a Special Issue of Applied Sciences with the title “The Analysis and Interpretation of Animals Vocalisations”. My co-editor is Roger Moore, University of Sheffield, UK.
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Animal_Vocalisations
  With Ralph Rose, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Proceedings of DiSS 2021, The 9th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
25–27 August 2021, Université Paris VIII Vincennes, Paris, France.
ISBN XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX-X, DOI: XXXXXXXX-XXXXXX1.
  With Ralph Rose, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. In Press.
Proceedings of DiSS 2019, The 9th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
12–13 September 2019, ELTE Eötvös Lorànd University, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 978-963-489-063-8, DOI: 10.21862/diss-09
  With Ralph Rose, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Proceedings of DiSS’2017 – Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
19–19 August 2017, KTH The Royal College of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
ISSN 1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-17/01-SE
  Proceedings of DiSS’2013 – Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
21–23 August 2013, KTH The Royal College of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
ISBN 978-91-7519-582-7, eISBN-978-91-7519-579-7, ISSN 1403-2570.
  Proceedings of Fonetik 2013, the XXVIth Swedish Phonetics Conference,
Studies in Language and Culture, no. 21

ISBN 978-91-7519-582-7, eISBN 978-91-7519-579-7, ISSN 1403-2570.
  Proceedings of DiSS’03 – Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
Gothenburg Papers in Theoretical Linguistics 90, ISSN 0349–1021
5–8 September 2003, Göteborg University, Sweden.
ISSN 0349-1021.
  NODALIDA ’93 – Proceedings of ’9:e Nordiska Datalingvistikdagarna’
3–5 June 1993, Stockholm University, Sweden.
ISBN 91-7153-262-5.

11.02  Reviewing – project proposals

I have acted as reviewer for the Dutch Technology Foundation STW (http://www.stw.nl/) as specialist within speech technology, neurocognitive science and musicology (January 2009).

11.03  Reviewing – academic press

I have acted as reviewer for the following academic journals or books:

Analytical Approaches to World Music
   (https://www.aawmjournal.com/) January 2021.

Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
   (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/iclp20/current) December 2020.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) November 2020.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) September 2020.

Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech
   (https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JMBS ) Januari 2020.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in September 2019.

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express
   (https://asa.scitation.org/journal/jel) in September 2019.

Journal of the Phonetic Association of Japan
   (http://www.psj.gr.jp/eng/publication) in September 2018.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in July 2018.

International Journal of Web Science
   (https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijws) in February 2018.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in January 2018.

Oxford University Press
   (global.oup.com/) in January 2017.

Journal of Northern Studies
   (http://www.jns.org.umu.se/) i juni 2017.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in October 2016.

International Journal of Learner Corpus Research
   (https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/ijlcr/main) in April 2016.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in March 2016.

Language Dynamics and Change
   (http://www.brill.com/publications/journals/language-dynamics-and-change) in September 2015.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in July 2015.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in November 2014.

Acoustics Australia
   (www.acoustics.asn.au/joomla/aa-journal-information.html) in October 2014.

Journal of the International Phonetic Association
   (www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/journal.html) in July 2014.

Acoustics Australia
   (www.acoustics.asn.au/joomla/aa-journal-information.html) in July 2014.

Northern-European Journal of Language Technology
   (www.nejlt.ep.liu.se) in May 2014.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in June 2014.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in February 2014.

System
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/system) in November 2013.

Speech Communication
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/specom) in January 2011.

Springer Verlag (book chapter) in October 2010.

Speech Communication
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/specom) in September 2010.

Acta Linguistica Hungarica
   (http://www.springerlink.com/content/103023/) in January 2010.

Speech Communication
   (www.elsevier.com/locate/specom), vol 35, nos. 1—2, August 2001.

I was reviewer for:

 

Anke Lüdeling & Merja Kytö (eds.). 2009.
Corpus Linguistics. An International Handbook.
Series: Handbücher zur Sprache und Kommunikationswissenschaft /
Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter

11.04  Reviewing – conferences and workshops

I have also acted as reviewer for various conferences and workshops, most of which are listed in section 12 (Scientific Committees).

11.05  Grading committees (PhD)

I was on the grading committees for:

  Jonas Lindh. 2017.
Forensic Comparison of Voices, Speech and Speakers.
PhD thesis, Humanistiska Fakulteten, Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sweden.
[Committee member.]
  Kristina Lundholm Fors. 2015.
Production and Perception of Pauses in Speech.
PhD thesis, Faculty of Arts, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
[Committee Chair.]
  Daniel Sjölie. 2013.
Human brains and virtual realities. Computer-generated presence in theory and practice.
PhD thesis, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
[Committee Chair.]

NOTE! I have been member of a few other PhD examination and grading committees where, for various reasons, the theses were never presented, which is the reason that they are not listed here.

11.06  Examination and grading committees – MA and BA theses

Please note that I have stopped listing those theses since these would otherwise soon constitute the bulk of the entire Curriculum. Instead I give the number of theses supervised after the last one named. Instead I give the number of theses examined after the last one named. I was the chair of the grading committee for the theses listed below, up until 2017.

49 = Approximated number of theses supervised since Kindbom & Krohn (2017) below.
  Christopher Kindbom & Matilda Krohn. 2017.
Oral Communication Strategies in English as a Foreign Language
BA thesis (15 credits), Department of Language and Culture, Linköping University, Sweden
  Ayelen Daiana Gallo. 2017.
Conceptual Metaphors in the Dance Sphere of Twitter
BA thesis (15 credits), Department of Language and Culture, Linköping University, Sweden
  Yasmin Ali & Maja Säberg. 2017.
Fostering Student’s Oral Communication Skills in the Second Language Classroom.
BA thesis (15 credits), Department of Language and Culture, Linköping University, Sweden
  Julia Granath & Anna Malm. 2016.
Förhållandet mellan vårdnadshavares utbildningsnivå och deras barns språkliga förmåga mätt med the New Reynell Developmental Language Scales (NRDLS)
[The relationship between caretakers’ educational level and their children’ language skills measured by the New Reynell Developmental Language Scales (NRDLS)]
MA thesis (30 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Nadia Ardic & Giaband Nabizadeh. 2016.
Språkförståelse och språkproduktion hos svenska tvååringar med typisk språkutveckling.
En jämförelse mellan åldersgrupperna 2;0–2;5 och 2;6–2;11 baserad på NRDLS

[Speech understanding and speech production in Swedish two-year-olds with typical speech development. A comparison between the age groups 2;0–2;5 and 2;6–2;11 based on NRDLS ]
MA thesis (30 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Sara Johansson & Daniella Reuterstrand. 2016.
Relationen mellan språkförståelse och språkproduktion hos två- respektive femåriga barn med typisk språkutveckling – baserad på bedömning med New Reynell Developmental Language Scales
[The relation between language understanding and language production in two- and five-year-old children with typical language development – based on assessment with New Reynell Developmental Language Scales]
MA thesis (30 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Anna Nilsson & Johan Svenbe. 2016.
Högläsning och spontaltal
[Reading aloud and spontaneous speech]
BA thesis (15 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Christina von Tell. 2015.
Programmering i skolmiljö
[Programming in a school environment.]
BA thesis, Dept. of Computer Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Oskar Danielsson. 2015.
Utveckling av utvärderingsmetod för Augmented Reality i prehospital vård
[Development of assessment methods for Augmented Reality in prehospital care.]
BA thesis, Dept. of Computer Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  Fredrik Isaksson & Elias Larsson. 2015.
Avgörande faktorer för talnaturlighet hos personer med Parkinson’s sjukdom.
Korrelationsstudie mellan naiva lyssnares bedömning och akustisk analys

[Decisive factors for speech naturalness in speakers with Parkinson’s disease.
A correlation study between naive listeners and acoustic analysis.]
MA thesis (30 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Emelie Grängfors & Lisa Sjögren. 2015.
Universitetslärares röstanvändning i olika lokaler – utifrån objektiva och subjektiva mätningar.
En fallstudie

[University lecturers’s voice use in different locales, objective and subjective measurements.
A case study.]
BA thesis (15 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Heli Degerman & Maja Sahlsten. 2015.
Vuxet vardagstal
[Adult everyday speech.]
BA thesis (15 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Elsa Beckman & Erica Domeij. 2014.
Dialektal medvetenhet hos barn. En jämförande studie mellan åldrarna 5, 8 och 11 år
MA thesis (30 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Emma Bäckeper & Anna-Maja Liljebäck. 2014.
Dialektanvändning hos barn med typisk utveckling. En jämförande studie mellan östgötska barn i olika åldersgrupper
MA thesis (30 credits), University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Aina Birchwood & Michaela Eriksson Leidnert. 2014.
Nyordsinlärning i relation till ordförråd, nonordsrepetition och prosodi hos en grupp barn i förskoleåldern med typisk språkutveckling
BA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Henrik Järåsen & Joel Peterson. 2013.
Bedömning av utländsk brytning och förståelighet hos personer med svenska som andraspråk före och efter en kurs i svenskt uttal
MA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Johanna Forsberg Larsson & Maria Lilja. 2013.
Verbbenämning hos vuxna med afasi. Bedömt med Action Naming Test
MA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Mahtab Fattah Hosseini & Jenny Le. 2013.
Variabilitet i voice onset time – en studie av svenska femåringars klusilproduktion.
BA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Josefin Berglund & Kaisa Hasselquist. 2013.
Röst och språk. En studie om röstskillnader mellan modersmål och svenska som andraspråk hos personer med invandrarbakgrund.
BA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Klas Hedlund & Emilia Morén. 2013.
Normering av SVenskt Artikulations- och NasalitetsTEst, SVANTE.
BA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Clara Holmén & Elin Littorin. 2013.
SVenskt Artikulations- och NasalitetsTEst, SVANTE.
BA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Parisa Akbarzadeh. 2012.
Comparing music, lyrics and singing in teaching Swedish children the phonetics of English.
MA thesis, Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University, Sweden
  Jin Zhang. 2012.
A Review of Bernhard Karlgren’s Reconstruction of the Ancient Chinese Sound System.
MA thesis, Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University, Sweden
  Marie Andersson & Elin Nordin. 2012.
Voice Onset Time hos svensktalande barn med avvikande språkljudsutveckling.
MA thesis, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  Torbjørn Morset Størseth. 2005.
Language context as phonetic discriminator of English xenophones in Norwegian.
MA thesis, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Faculty of Arts, NTNU Dragvoll, Trondheim, Norway

11.07  Opposition

I was opponent of a PhD defence on 29 January 2010 on:

  Niklas Torstensson. 2010. Judging the Immigrant: Accents and Attitudes
ISSN 1654-2568; ISBN 987-91-7264-882-1
Dept. of Language studies, Umeå University, Sweden


I was opponent of a PhD seminar (part-of-thesis defence) on 6 December 2007 for:

  Roland Hogman. 2007.
Campanellas in Silvius Leopold Weiss’s music in the manuscript London GB-Lbl Ms. Add 303 87 Department of Musicology, Stockholm University, Sweden

11.08  Specialist assignments

I acted as invited specialist on multilingualism for Eufo-Institut (http://www.eufo-institut.de) and attended its first conference in Munich on 25 January 2003. (I was invited to the follow-up conferences but could not attend.)


I acted as specialist in the EU project COST 233 – Prosodics in Synthetic Speech. (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research.) Final report 14 November 1995.

11.09  Boards

I am on the Advisory Board for the Children and Nature Conservation Zimbabwe Trust;
http://www.cncztrust.org/


I was on the interviewing committee for a PhD position in Linguistics/Phonetics/Ethnomusicology at the Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, Laboratoire d’excellence Empirical Foundations of Linguistics (EFL), Paris, France, on 16 September 2016, as invited by Professor Didier Demolin, Professeur Université Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris, France.


I was on the Fonetikstiftelsens Anslagsnämnd in February 2014, approving Fonetik 2014 conference funding (Stockholm University), and in January 2015, approving Fonetik 2015 funding (Lund University).

11.10  Plenary speaker

I was invited inspirational speaker at the Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR) meeting at Schloss Dagstuhl, at the Dagstuhl Seminar 16442, 30 October – 4 November 2016.


I was plenary speaker at Röstforum 2012, 21 April 2012 at the University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.


I was invited plenary speaker at: SALT (Advanced Studies in Arts, Languages and Theology) at Uppsala University on 8 October 2009 as an expert on ”cross-lingual influence: the integration of foreign items” (i.e. xenophones): http://salt.engelskaparken.uu.se/?sida=8


11.11  Public lectures

See 15.02 Sweden.

11.12  High-level assignments

I was demonstrator at IT Visions, a governmental-level meeting (Sweden, France) that took place in Paris on 13 December 1999, where I and a colleague at Telia Research represented Swedish cutting-edge research (e.g., speech-to-speech translation, facial animation).

11.13  Professional rankings (selected)

In connection with Vetenskapsfestivalen (The Science Festival) 2016/2017 I was interviewed by Karin Gyllenklev, in her series “Karin Gyllenklev meets Sweden’s 100 coolest researchers”. These researchers were chosen based on nominations “from anyone/everyone“. I was interviewed as number 5.

I was ranked number one for a position as research assistant in linguistics at Stockholm University (reference no. 614-1999-07) with an application focussing on neurocognitive studies of disfluency. Board decision protocol dated 11 June 2009.

11.14  Prizes and awards

With Susanne Schötz and Joost van de Weijer at Lund University winner of the Ig Nobel prize in Biology (2021):
https://www.improbable.com/2021/09/09/announcing-the-2021-ig-nobel-prize-winners https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ig_Nobel_Prize_winners#2021

In connection with Vetenskapsfestivalen (The Science Festival) 2016/2017 I was interviewed by Karin Gyllenklev, in her series “Karin Gyllenklev meets Sweden’s 100 coolest researchers”. These researchers were chosen based on nominations “from anyone/everyone“. I was interviewed as number 5.

11.15  Research permits

In 2013 I was granted a research permit from the Namibian government to conduct vocalization studies on cheetahs and wild dogs at the N⁄a′an ku sê Foundation in Windhoek, Namibia.

In 1999 I was granted a research permit from the Papua New Guinea government to conduct speech data collection in Papua New Guinea (New Ireland).

11.16  Wikipedia editing

I am a trusted editor on Wikipedia and have contributed to entries on speech, disfluency, xenophones, felid purring, lion roaring, music, kulning (Swedish cattle calls), aircraft etc.


12  Scientific committees

I was/am on the Scientific/Organizing Committees for the following conferences:

ICASSP 2022
22–27 May 2022, Singapore

Interspeech 2021
30 August – 3 September 2021, Brno, Czechia

DiSS 2021
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
25–27 August 2021, Paris, France (virtual)

ICASSP 2021
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
6–11 June 2021, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Interspeech 2020
14–18 September 2020, Shanghai, China

ICASSP 2020
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
4–8 May 2020, Barcelona, Spain (virtual)

Interspeech 2019
15–19 September 2019, Graz, Austria

DiSS 2019
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
12–14 September 2019, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

VIHAR 2019
Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots
29–30 August 2017, London, UK

ICPhS 2019
International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
5–9 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia

Interspeech 2018
2–6 September 2018, Hyderabad, India

VIHAR 2017
Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots
25–27 August 2017, Skövde University, Sweden

Interspeech 2017
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
20–24 August 2017, Stockholm University, Sweden

DiSS 2017
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
18–19 August 2017, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

(DIS)FLUENCY 2017
15–17 February 2017, Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons, Belgium

ICASSP 2017
5–9 mars 2017, New Orleans, USA
Inbjuden.

Interspeech 2016
8–12 September 2016, San Francisco, USA

Interspeech 2015
6–10 September 2015, Dresden, Germany

ICPhS 2015
International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
10–14 August 2015, Glasgow, Scotland

DiSS 2015
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
8–9 August 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland

NLP4CALL, 4th workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning
11–13 May 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

NLP4CALL, 3rd workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning
13 november 2014, Uppsala

Interspeech 2014
14–18 September 2014, Singapore

DiSS 2013
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
21–23 August 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

NoDaLiDa 2013
2nd workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning 22 May 2013, Oslo, Norway

DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010
The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
25–26 September, 2010, Tokyo, Japan

Interspeech 2007
27–31 August 2007, Antwerp, Belgium

Linguistics Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
17–18 November 2006, Taipei, Taiwan

Interspeech 2006
17–21 September 2006, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

DiSS 2005
10–12 September 2005, Aix-en-Provence, France

Interspeech 2005
4–8 September 2005, Lisbon, Portugal

ICSLP 2004
4–8 October 2004, Jeju Island, South Korea

Synthesis Workshop Dedicated to the Memory of Farkas Kempelen
11–13 March 2004, Budapest, Hungary

Eurospeech ’03
1–4 September 2003, Geneva, Switzerland

DiSS ’03
5–8 September 2003, Gothenburg, Sweden

ICPhS ’03
3–9 August 2003, Barcelona, Spain

ICSLP ’02
16–20 September 2002, Denver, Colorado, USA

DiSS ’01
29 August–31 September 2001, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nodalida ’93
3–5 June 1993, Stockholm, Sweden


13  Grants and stipends

In December 2015, Stiftelsen Marcus and Anglia Wallenbergs Minnesfond awarded 4 MSEK to our project proposal Melody in human-cat communication (Meowsic): http://vr.humlab.lu.se/projects/meowsic/. Dr Susanne Schötz of Lund University was the main application, with me and Dr Joost Van de Weijer, Lund University, as co applicants. The project started in in September 2016 and has received enormous media attention internationally.


During Spring 2007 I obtained a proposal-writing grant (200,000 SEK) from Vinnova (http://www.vinnova.se/) on behalf of Stockholm Brain Institute/Karolinska Institute for a proposal within the Seventh Research Framework Programme) (FP7-ICT, challenge 2.1: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics), a ”large-scale integrated project” which I also coordinated as part of my postdoc at Karolinska Institute. When the project was invited to a Hearing in Luxembourg I was awarded an additional 50,000 SEK as a travel grant (from Vinnova).


In 2005 I received a postdoc grant from the AMI Consortium (http://www.amiproject.org/) – Augmented Multi-party Interaction – for postdoctoral studies at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) (http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/) in Berkeley, California.


In 1986 Helge A:son Johnsons Stiftelse (http://www.haxsonj.se/purpose.asp) awarded me with a grant for music studies at the Royal College of Music, London.


I received 1000 SEK as a course grant from Föreningen För Tidig Musik (Swedish Early Music Society).


14  Attended conferences
Conference Rôle

DiSS 2017 – Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
Paris, France [online]
25–27 August 20121

Organizing and Scientific Committees

SASUF 2019
South Africa - Sweden Research and Innovation Week,
Stellenbosch, South Africa
6–10 May 2019

Presentation with Febe de Wet,
9 May 2019

VIHAR 2017
Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans,
  Animals and Robots
Skövde, Sweden
25–26 August 2017

Scientific Committee
Presentations [87, 88]
[ Missed the conference due to illness.]

Interspeech 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
20–24 August 2017

Organizer of “Special Event” on kulning, Swedish cattle calls
[ Missed most of conference due to illness.]

DiSS 2017 – Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
KTH The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
18–19 August 2017

Main organiser,
Scientific Committee
Conference proceedings editor [83]
Presentations [84, 85, 86]
Website designer, photographer etc

Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR)
Dagstuhl Seminars 16442
Dagstuhl, Germany
30 October 30 – 4 November, 2016

Invitation Only conference
Invited Inspirational Speaker
  (no print version)
Personal Statement [82]

Interspeech 2016
Understanding Speech Processing in Humans and Machines
San Francisco, USA
8–12 September 2016

Presentations [80, 81]

Fonetik 2016
The XXIXth Swedish Phonetics Conference
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
13–15 June 2016

Presentations [78, 79]

Arkeologi och interpretation – att aktualisera det förflutna
Norrköpings Konstmuseum [Art Museum] and Linköpings Universitet
15–17 September 2015

“Lecture recital” (lute and harp)

ICPhS 2015
International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Glasgow, Scotland
10–14 August 2015

Presentations [77]

DiSS 2015
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland
8–9 August 2015

Presentations [75, 76],
session chair

Fonetik 2015
The XXVIIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference
Lund University, Sweden
8–10 June 2015

Presentations [72, 73, 74],
session chair

ICPLA 2014
The 15th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics
Association Conference

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
11–13 June 2014

Observer

Fonetik 2014
The XXVIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference
Stockholm University, Sweden
9–11 June 2014

Observer

DiSS 2013
The 6th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
21–23 August 2013

Organizer, editor, session chair, photographer

Fonetik 2013
The XXVIth Swedish Phonetics Conference
Linköping University, Sweden
12–13 June 2013

Organizer, editor, session chair, presentations [67, 68, 69], pianist

Logopedi 2012
The 5th National Conference on Speech Therapy
Jönköping, Sweden
15–16 November 2012

Observer

SLTC 2012
Workshop NLP for computer-assisted language learning
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
25 October 2012

Presentation [66]

FONETIK 2012
The XXVth Swedish Phonetics Conference
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
30 May – 1 June 2012

Presentations [61, 60, 59]

KVIT 2012
The 18th Annual Symposium of Cognitive Science and
Information Technology
,
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
10–11 May 2012

Observer

SweCog 2012
The Swedish Cognitive Science Conference
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
27–27 April 2012

Session chair, observer

Röstforum
Röstfrämjandets årsmöte 2012
Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
21–22 April 2012

Plenary speaker
Paper [092]

Fonetik 2011
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
8–10 June 2011

Presentations [58, 57, 56, 55]

Svensk Dialogverkstad 2010 
Swedish Dialog Workshop 2010
Linköping University, Sweden
29 October 2010

Presentation

DiSS-LPSS 2010 
DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010,
The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech &
The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in
Spontaneous Speech

University of Tokyo, Japan
25–26 September 2010

Organiser, scientific committee,
paper presentation [54]
session chair

Fonetik 2010
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
Lund University, Sweden
2–4 June 2010

Paper presentations [53, 52],
session chair

Fonetik 2009
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
Stockholm University, Sweden
10–12 June 2009

Poster presentation [51]

Fonetik 2007
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
30 May – 1 June 2007

Presentation [48]

AAACL 2006
American Association of Applied Corpus Linguistics
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA,
20–22 October 2006

Presentation
(no proceedings)

Sling 2006
The Swedish Linguistics Conference
Stockholm University, Sweden,
27–28 April 2006

Presentation
(no proceedings)

DiSS ’03
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
Göteborg University, Sweden,
5–8 September 2003


Organizer, editor [42],
session chair, webmaster,
photographer
ICSLP ’02
International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Denver, CO, USA,
16–20 September 2002

Poster presentation [41]
PMLA 2002
ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Pronunciation
Modeling and Lexicon Adaptation
,
Estes Park, CO, USA,
14–15 September 2002

Observer
Fonetik 2002
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
Stockholm University, 29–31 May 2002


Observer
DGfS 2002
Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft: Mehrsprachigkeit Heute
Mannheim, Germany, August 27–March 1 2002

Oral presentation [40]
MSLP 2001
Workshop on Multilingual Speech and Language Processing, Aalborg, Denmark, 8 September 2001

Observer
Eurospeech 2001
Aalborg, Denmark, 3–7 September 2001

Observer
DiSS ’01
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
Edinburgh University, Scotland, 29–31 August 2001

Presentation [39],
webmaster, photographer
Fonetik 2001
The Swedish Phonetics Conference,
Örenäs, Sweden, 30 May–1 June 2001

Observer
Campuskonferens
Dept. of Pedagogics, Stockholm University, Sweden,
21 March 2001

Observer
ICSLP ’00
International Conference of Spoken Language Processing
Beijing, China, 16–20 October 2000

Poster presentations [37, 36]
Visions of the Future
The Engelsberg Seminar 2000
Avesta, Sweden, 26–28 August 2000

Observer, conference dinner performer (lute)
Fonetik 2000
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
Skövde, Sweden, 24–26 May 2000

Oral presentation [35]
Campuskonferens
Dept. of Pedagogics, Stockholm University,
22 March, 2000

Observer
MIST ’99
Multi-lingual Interoperability in Speech Technology
Leusden, The Netherlands, 13–14 September 1999

Oral presentation [28]
Eurospeech ’99
6th European Conference on Speech Communication
and Technology
, Budapest, Hungary,
5–9 September 1999

Observer
AVSP ’99
Auditory-Visual Speech Processing
University of Santa Cruz, CA, USA,
8–9 August 1999

Observer
ICPhS ’99
The 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
San Francisco, CA, USA,
1–7 August 1999

Poster presentation [27]
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
University of Berkeley, California, USA,
30 July 1999

Oral presentation [26]
ICLC ’99
6th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference
University of Stockholm, Sweden,
10–16 July 1999

Observer, conference dinner performer (lute)
Fonetik 99
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
Göteborg University, Sweden,
2–4 June 1999

Oral presentation [25]
AVSP ’98
Auditory-Visual Speech Processing
Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia,
4–6 December 1998

Observer
ICSLP ’98
International Conference of Spoken Language Processing
Sydney, Australia, 1–5 December 1998

Oral presentation [24], poster presentations [23, 22]
ASA ’97
134th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
San Diego, CA, USA, 1–5 December 1997

Poster presentation [21]
ACL/EACL
American Society of Computational Linguistics /
European Chapter of Computational Linguistics,
Madrid, Spain, 7–11 July 1997

Co-author [20, 19], observer
Fonetik ’97
Swedish Phonetics Conference
Umeå, Sweden, 28–30 May 1997

Poster presentation [17]
ICSLP ’96
International Conference of Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA, 3–6 September 1996

Oral presentation [16]
IVTTA ’96
1996 IEEE Third Workshop, Interactive Voice Technology
for Telecommunications Applications
,
Basking Ridge, NJ, USA, 30 September–1 October 1996

Oral presentation [15]
COLING ’96
Copenhagen, Denmark, 5–9 August 1996

Observer
Fonetik ’96
The Swedish Phonetics Conference
Nässlingen, Sweden, 30–31 May 1996

Co-author [14], observer
ASA ’96
131st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Indianapolis, IN, USA, 13–17 May 1996

Oral presentation [13]
ASA ’95
130th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Saint Louis, MI, USA, 27 November–1 December 1995

Poster presentation [12]
ICPhS ’95
International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Stockholm, Sweden, 14–18 August 1995

Observer
NODALIDA ’95
Nordiska Datalingvistikdagarna,
Helsinki, Finland,
29–31 May 1995

Observer
Campuskonferens
Dept. of Pedagogics, Stockholm University,
15 November 1994

Oral presentation [8]
NODALIDA ’93
Nordiska datalingvistikdagarna
Stockholm, Sweden, 3–5 June 1993

Oral presentation [9], editor of conference proceedings, organizer, conference dinner performer (lute, voice)

Weiss und seine Zeit
Silvius Leopold Weiss und seine Zeit -
Europäische Lautenkunst des Barock

Freiburg, Germany, 8–13 September 1992

Presentation of [iii], observer
Lute Society Meeting
British Lute Society Meeting,
London, England, 1 February 1992

Oral presentation [iii], lute performance
MUSIKOLOGEN
Conference for non-graduated music researchers,
Stockholm, Sweden, 11–12 May 1990

Oral presentation [4, 3], lute performance


15  Invited talks, lectures and presentations

I have been invited to give talks at a number of universities, research institutes and so on, both in Sweden and internationally. Most of these talks have been on one of the areas disfluencies, ingressive speech, neurocognition, speech technology (from several different perspectives), corpus collections, xenophones, wildlife or music. In a number of cases more than one of these areas have been covered, i.e. in those cases where I have been invited back to give additional talks (notably NASA, Berkeley University, ICSI and others). Dates and topics are specified below, however not with the advertised talk titles. The order is USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia.

15.01  International

Below you find my international talks and lectures. In a number of cases more than one of these areas have been covered, i.e. in those cases where I have been invited back to give additional talks (notably NASA, Berkeley University, ICSI and others). Dates and topics are specified below, however not with the advertised talk titles. The sorting order is USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia.


NASA/Ames Research Moffet Field, CA, USA
http://www.arc.nasa.gov
Disfluency (13 August 2002)
Disfluency (4 September 2000)

Berkeley University, Department of Linguistics Berkeley, CA, USA
http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu
Melody in Human-Cat Communication (Meowsic): Origins, Past, Present and Future (13 September 2016)
fMRI study of disfluency (15 December 2014)
Disfluency (13 November 2005)
Ingressive speech (17 October 2005)

Berkeley University, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies Berkeley, CA, USA
http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu
Speech Technology (2 February 2006)

Stanford University, CSLI, Semlab Stanford, CA, USA
http://www-csli.stanford.edu
http://godel.stanford.edu/twiki/bin/view/Public/WebHome
Disfluency (2 December 2005)

SRI International Menlo Park, CA, USA
http://www.sri.com
Xenophones (14 August 2002)

International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) Berkeley, CA, USA
http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu
Xenophones (15 August 2002)
Disfluency (23 September 2005)

Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU) at OGI Portland, OR, USA
http://cslu.cse.ogi.edu
Disfluency (5 December 2005)

Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada
http://is.dal.ca/~hcdwww
Xenophones (14 September 2002)

Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany
http://www.linguistik.hu-berlin.de
fMRI study of disfluency (20 June 2012)

Saarland University Saarbrücken, Germany
http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de
fMRI study of disfluency (10 January 2013)

Utrecht University Utrecht, The Netherlands
http://www.let.uu.nl
Xenophones (19 April 2002)

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway
http://www.hf.ntnu.no/engelsk
Disfluency (5 December 2002)
Xenophones (5 December 2002; main presenter: Anders Lindström)

Lute Society London, England
http://www.lutesoc.co.uk
UUB Imhs 20:13: A baroque lute manuscript (1 February 1992)

Lycée international Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
http://www.lycee-international.com
History of the western lute (8 December 1988; “Lecture recital”)

Stellenbosch University Cape Town, South Africa
http://www.sun.ac.za/university
Ingressive speech (3 December 2008)

N⁄a′an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary Windhoek, Namibia
http://www.naankuse.com
Felid roaring (18 December 2013)
Felid vocalizations (11 December 2013)
Felid purring (5 December) 2011

The Research Centre for Linguistic Typology (RCLT) Canberra, Australia
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt
Xenophones (26 November 1998)

Academia Sinica Taipei, Taiwan
http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw
Speech data collection and ecological validity (13 December 2003)

15.02  Sweden

Observe that while most of the lectures below are specified in the same manner as for the international lectures above, exceptions have been made for a couple of sites where I have given too many recurring lectures for this method to be appropriate. Moreover, in addition to the topics listed above some lectures given, at e.g. Stockholm University, are the legacy of my time there as an amanuensis, which means that lectures on e.g. machine translation, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, mathematical linguistics and so on also occurred. These are not all included.

Nota bene! This list is surely not exhaustive since it has been reconstructed years after the fact. The sorting order is universities first (in alphabetical order), then companies/industry, then private societies/clubs.


Gävle Högskola
http://www.scciil.gu.se

Disfluenct & fMRI Studie of Disfluency (1 February 2018)


Göteborg University
http://www.scciil.gu.se

Speech Technology (22 February 2018, 11 March 2016, 24 February 2015, 21 February 2014, 22 February 2013, 7 February 2012, 25 February 2011, 26 February 2010.


Göteborg University
http://www.ling.gu.se

Speech Technology (30 Sep 2003, 17 Oct 2002, 28 Jan 2002, 9 Jan 2001, 11 Sep 2001, 12 Sep 2000, 12 May 2000, 16 Sep 1999,    11 May 1999, 29 Sep 1998, 18 Nov 1997)
Papua New Guinea and Tok Pisin (27 April 1999)
Disfluency (18 November 1998)


Karlstad University
http://www.cs.kau.se

Speech Technology (23 February 2018, 10 March 2016, 6 November 2015, 18 March 2003, 30 March 2002, 11 April 2001, 23 March 2000, 23 February 2018)


Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
http://ki.se

fMRI study of disfluency (4 November 2011) Language and Cognition (23 May 2009)
Speech Technology (2 February 2009; at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital)
Language and Cognition (8 January 2009)
Audiology (18 Dec 1999, 15 December 1999, 14 December 1999 13 December 1999, 12 December 1999; all ×2)


Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan / Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
http://www.speech.kth.se

fMRI study of disfluency (10 November 2009)
Speech Technology (7 November 1996)


Linköping University – Library
http://www.liu.se/biblioteket

Disfluency (24 August 2018)


Linköping University
http://www.liu.se

Junior Faculty Day – “Pros & Cons when comparing industrial R&D with academia” (28 November 2012)


Linköping University – Biology
https://liu.se/organisation/liu/ifm/biolo

Meowsic: Melody in Human–Cat Communication (20 September 2019)


Linköping University – Computer Science
http://www.ida.liu.se

fMRI study of disfluency (26 October 2011)
fMRI study of disfluency (6 Nov 2010)
Speech Technology (21 February 2003)
Speech Technology (21 March 2002)
Speech Technology (17 October 1995)


Linköpings Universitet – Filosofiska Föreningen & Folkuniversitetet
www.hu.liu.se/

Brain and Cognition & Language (28 May 2019)


Linköpings Universitet – Hälsouniversitet
www.hu.liu.se/

Speech Technology (23 December 2012)
Felid Vocalizations (16 May 2018)


Linköpings University – Culture and Communication
http://www.ikk.liu.se

Speech Technology (3 October 2012)


Linköpings Universitet – Open lectures (to attract new students)
http://www.liu.se

Vad katten säger katten? (What the heck is the cat saying?)
  Arbetets Museum, Norrköping; drop-in-föreläsning (29 September 2018)
Kan katter och människor kommunicera med varandra?
  (Can cats and humans communicate with each other?) (18 October 2017; ×4)
Från lejonryt till kattpurr (From lion roars to cat purrs) (26 October 2016; ×2)
Felid vocalisations; lecture specifically given for refugee children (7 October 2016)


Lund University
http://www.sol.lu.se

Speech Technology (2 March 2005)
Disfluency (22 October 1999)
Xenophones (22 October 1999; main presenter: Anders Lindström)
Speech Technology (21 October 1999)


Ronneby University
http://www.softcenter.se/hogskola

Speech Technology (2 October 1998)


Skövde University
http://www.his.se/isp

Speech Technology (13 December 1998)


Stockholm University – Linguistics
http://www.ling.su.se

Speech Technology (7 February 2013, 20 January 2012, 6 December 2011, 23 September 2011, 15 April 2011, 5 May 2010, 17 April 2009,   2 Dec 2003, 25 Mar 2003, 3 Dec 2002, 5 March 2002, 4 December 2001, 5 December 2000, 3 April 2000, 22 September 1999,    20 September 1999, 21 April 1999, 17 November 1998, 5 February 1998, 26 January 1998,    8 April 1997)
Language and Robots (27 October 2010)
Ingressive Speech (23 November 2006)
Disfluency (22 February 2002)
Machine Translation (3 September 1999, 29 September 1998, 29 January 1998, 11 April 1996)
Student Lecture (25 March 1999)
Papua New Guinea and Tok Pisin (2 June 1998)
Computational Linguistics (14 June 1995)
Speech Synthesis (27 May 1995)
Prolog (18 March 1997, 28 March 1995)


Stockholm University – Computer Science
http://www.dsv.su.se

Speech Technology (13 May 2003)
Speech Technology (14 May 2002)
Speech Technology (11 May 2001)
Speech Technology (8 May 2000)


Stockholms Universitet – Musicology
http://www.su.se/ike/utbildning/alla-program-och-kurser/musikvetenskap

Kulning [Swedish Cattle Calls] (6 April 2016) (with Anita McAllister and Ahmed Geneid)


Senioruniversitetet Stockholm
https://senioruniversitetet.se/

The cats in our lives – species, history and communication (19 February 2020)


Umeå University
http://www.sprak.umu.se

fMRI study of disfluency (1 April 2010)
Prosodic marking of linguistic focus (18 April 1996)


Uppsala University
http://utbdatabas.uu.se/katalog

Speech Technology (15 November 1996)


Växjö University
http://www.msi.vxu.se/Datalogi

Speech Technology (13 December 2002)


Ukuleleklubben
http://www.sama.se/ukuleleklubben

Ukulele as a renaissance instrument (7 September 2008)


Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium
http://www.vrg.se

Speech Technology (9 November 2001)


Bozoka
http://www.bozoka.com

Speech Technology (16 May 2002)


Swedish Broadcasting Corporation (Sveriges Radio)
http://www.sr.se

Speech Technology (11 December 2001, 7 December 2001, 11 May 2001, 6 April 2001, 9 March 2001, 2 February 2001)
Speech Synthesis (25 March 1998)


Swedish Quality Care
http://www.swedishqualitycare.se

Speech Technology (16 September 2012)


Telia Research / TeliaSonera
http://www.ida.liu.se

Disfluency (21 August 2008)
Papua New Guinea and Tok Pisin (15 May 1998)
Speech Technology (23 August 1995; demonstration during Royal Visit)


Voice Provider
http://www.voiceprovider.se

Statistical analysis (29 March 2012)
Felid purring (28 May 2010)
fMRI study of disfluency (12 November 2009)
Speech Technology (18 September 2008)


Widespace
http://www.widespace.com

Speech Technology (26 June 2013)


Museum of Technology, Stockholm
http://www.tekniskamuseet.se

Speech Technology (15 October 2004; ×2)


Telemuseum – Tekniska Muséet (Museum of Telecommunications), Stockholm
http://www.tekniskamuseet.se

Speech Technology (2003-06-05)


Föreningen Kattstallet, Uppsala
https://kattstallet.se/

Felid Vocalizations (15 January 2020)


Sällskapet Pelle Svanslös Vänner, Vällingby
http://www.sallskapetpellesvanslosvanner.se/

Felid Vocalizations (23 April 2018)

I have also given hundreds of demonstrations of The Spoken Language Translator, the speech-to-speech translation system I worked on at Telia Research during the period 1995–2000. These demonstrations took place both at the Telia Research premises and at sundry conferences, workshops and professional fairs.

Since the mid-1990s I also give an introductory lecture on speech technology at several universities in Sweden (mainly Stockholm University, Göteborg University and Karlstad University) most often as a recurring part of course programs.


16  Media appearances

I have appeared numerous times in media (press, radio, TV and web, often overlapping), both nationally and internationally. Prior to 2014 I was mainly interviewed on speech technology (automatic speech recognition, speech synthesis, speech-to-speech translation), facial animation etc), speech disfluency (how one is not entirely fluent when speaking), ingressive speech (speech on inhalation), cheetah and domestic cat purring, kulning (Swedish cattle calls) and also as a musician/lutenist.

After the initiation of Meowsic (Melody in Human-Cat Communication, however, most of the media appearances have focused on this project. Often I have been interviewed directly, and sometimes I have been mentioned (with or without my Meowsic colleagues Susanne Schötz and Joost van de Weijer, both at Lund University), but the line between directly and indirectly is hard to define since sometimes media ”borrow” from themselves (or others). Also, the line between what constitutes press, radio, TV and web is fuzzy since any interview might well end up as more than one of these. Because of this the list below is somewhat arbitrary. And a final thing to be pointed out is that the “hidden number” of media appearances on Meowsic beyond any doubt is enormous. I have not included international media here, for many reasons.

16.01  Press

Below is a list of my press appearances. The listing is basically "newest first". For several of these items I have not had access to the paper version of the articles (with page numbers) and in those cases I refer to the web version (with the link). The list is surely not exhaustive, above all as regards Meowsic). At the end of the list I have put three cases where I am not the object of an interview as a researcher or a musician but instead have had photographs published.

Kattliv (2021, no. 6, pages 38-40)
“Kattutbildningar” [Cat education/courses] (Therese Lilliesköld);
Description of my course “Cat personality and communication”; see 08.01 Courses (selected).

De Volkskrant (2021, Tuesday 16 Februari, page number unknown (to me); in Dutch)
“Adem in en praat” [Breathing in speech];
Extensive article on speech on inhalation by Famous Dutch comedian Paulien Cornelisse; interview with me as “de grote inademexpert” (the great inhalation expert); Paulien also appeared on Dutch televison the following day (see 08.03 TV), with a picture of me.

Birkabladet (2019, no. 1, June, pages 12–14)
“Möt Robert Eklund – lingvist (språkforskare), musiker och kattälskare”
[Meet Robert Eklund – linguist (language researcher); musician and cat lover]
Researcher profile, cheetah studies, Meowsic.

Universitetsläraren (2018, no. 7, front cover and pages 14–18)
“Katter är ju bara bäst, snyggast och gulligast”
[Cats are just the best, the most beautiful and the cutest!];
Main article, researcher profile; my research in general, including music/musicology, speech technology, brain research, cats; also referred back to in the final issue Editorial, no. 8, 2018, page 2, when summarizing what that year’s articles have covered; Universitetsläraren [The University Teacher] is the union publication for Swedish academics.

Kattliv (2018, no. 5, pages 20–23 and 24–27)
“Flera har försökt knäcka språkkoderna” [Many have tried to crack the language codes] (Anette Rimönt);
“Kattens språkmelodier" [The language melodies of cats] (Lars Bergström);
Descriptions of Meowsic.

Svanslöst (2018, no. 1, page 2)
Meddelande om kommande föreläsning på Föreningen Pelle Svanslös Vänner
[Notification about coming lecture for the Friends of Pelle Svanslös Society] ("Peter Tail-less"; famous Swedish literary cat).

Aftonbladet Katt Special (14 November – 4 December 2017, pages 24–26)
“Jau seåg en rälig gnagarjävel” [In Scanian dialect: I saw an abonimable rodent bastard];
Description of Meowsic as well as my studies of cheetahs

Dagens Industri (november 2017, no. 4)
“Hit med fisken, nu!” [Gimme the fish, now!];
Dolphin vocalisations.

Katzenmagazin (2017, no. 3, pages 28–29)
“Das Geheimnis des Schnurrens"[The secret of cat purring];
Interview on cat purring in general; photo of me with a caracal in Namibia.

Doktorn (2 December 2016)
“Forskare: Katter kan ha dialekt” [Researchers: Cat Might Have Dialects];
Description of Meowsic, cheetah and lion vocalisations.

Hela Gotland (17 November 2016)
“MJAU! Kan katter jama på gotländska?” [MEOW! Can cats meow in Gotlandish?]
Description of Meowsic, through TT.

Folkbladet (17 November 2016)
“Katter kan jama på dialekt” [Cats can meow in dialect];
Description of Meowsic, through TT.

Blekinge Läns Tidning (17 November 2016)
“Katter kan jama på dialekt” [Cats can meow in dialect];
Description of Meowsic, through TT.

Land (18 november 2016)
“Vilken dialekt jamar din katt på? Det undersöker forskare!”
[Which dialect does your cat meow in? Researcher are investigating this!]
Meowsic, cat vocalisations.

Västerbottens-Kuriren (18 November 2016)
“Katter kan jama på dialekt” [Cats can meow in dialect];
Meowsic, cat vocalisations.

Västervikstidningen (18 November 2016)
“Katter kan jama på dialekt” [Cats can meow in dialect];
Meowsic, cat vocalisations.

Värmlands Folkblad (18 November 2016)
“Katter kan jama på dialekt” [Cats can meow in dialect];
Meowsic, cat vocalisations.

Språktidningen (November 2016, no. 8, page 23)
“Spinnandets ursprung är ännu en gåta” [Purring origins still a mystery];
I explain cat purring. Part of a larger article “Pussy-cats meow exclusively to us” (pp. 18–24), on Meowsic.

Norrköpings Tidningar (8 maj 2016)
“Vad snackar din katt om?” [What is your cat talking about?];
Meowsic, cat vocalisations.

Motala Vadstena Tidningar (8 maj 2016)
“Vad snackar din katt om?” [What is your cat talking about?];
Meowsic, cat vocalisations.

Corren (3 May 2016, page 20)
“Vad snackar din katt om?” [What is your cat talking about?];
Meowsic, cat vocalisations.

Expressen (13 April 2016)
“Forskare ska reda ut: Pratar katter med dialekt?”
[Researchers are going to find out: do cats talk in dialects?];
Description of Meowsic.

Östgöta Correspondenten (5 april 2014, sidan 20)
“Han vill lösa mysteriet med spinnande kattdjur" [He wants to solve the mystery of purring felids];
Cat purring and general vocalisations, cheetah purring.

Våra Rovdjur (March 2014, no. 1, pages 18–21)
“Katten vad det låter!” [I'll be darned (Swe: "the cat!") how much it sounds!];
Cheetah purring and other vocalisations, wildlife conservation.

The Local (18 December 2012)
“Swedes and donkeys: a language peculiarity";
Ingressive speech.

Röstläget (September 2012)
Disfluency (referred to).

Språktidningen (April 2010, no. 2, pages 16-20)
“Småordens olidliga skönhet" [The unsufferable beauty of small words];
Disfluency, filled pauses “eh” and “um”.

Språktidningen (June 2009. no. 3, front cover + pages 15–19)
“Säg” jo och andas in – samtidigt“ [Say yes and inhale – at the same time];
Speech on inhalation (ingressive speech); mentioned as “perhaps the foremost expert on ingressive speech” (page 16)

Spirit (Southwest Airlines In-Flight Magazine, November 2008, sidan 6)
“We flub 6% of all spoken words";
Disfluency in spontaneous speech.

MikroDatorn (1999, no. 15, pages 81–83)
“Snart kan du snacka med pc:n" [You can soon talk to your PC];
Speech technology, speech recognition, speech synthesis.

Teknik och Vetenskap (1998, no. 1, page 23)
“Ettor, nollor och en renässansluta” [Ones, zeros and a renaissance lute];
Telia advert, representing research department.

Jusek-tidningen (1997, no. 5/6, front cover + pages 3 and 6–8)
“Animerat ansikte ger svar på tal” + “Vetenskap på tvären får datorer ett tala”
[Animated faces talks back + Sideways science makes computer talk];
Speech technology, speech recognition, speech synthesis, facial animation, speech-to-speech technology.

Mitt i Haninge (15 October 1996, no. 325)
“Datorn ger svar på tal... och hör sen!” [Get this: the computer talks back];
Speech technology.

Ny Teknik (4 December 1997, no. 49, pages 31–32)
“Datorn läser på läpparna och översätter till franska”
[The computer reads your lips and translates into French];
Speech technology, facial animation, speech-to-speech translation.

Metro (18 September 1996, front cover + pages 12–13)
“Nu lär sig datorn att höra” + ”Datorerna som kan stockholmska”
[Now the computer learns to listen + Computers who knows Stockholmian];
Speech technology, facial animation, speech-to-speech translation.

Ny Teknik (12 September 1996, no. 37, front cover 0 pages 12–13)
“Datorn förstår hans språk” + “Åsa lär datör först˚ svenska”
[The computer understands his language + Åsa teacher the computer to understand Swedish];
Speech technology, facial animation, speech-to-speech translation.

Televärlden (23 October 1997, no. 18, front cover + page 5)
“Forskaren som lägger orden i munnen på dig” + ”Telefonen tolkar hennes läppar”
[The researcher who puts words in your mouth" + "The phone interprets her lips];
Speech technology, speech recognition and speech synthesis.

Televärlden (27 June 1996, no. 12, page 19)
“Han lär datorn prata” [He teaches the computer to talk]
Speech technology, speech recognition and speech synthesis.

Verkstäderna (1995, no. 11, pages 6”8):
“Det mänskliga gränssnittet: Tala med datorn” [The human interface: Speak with the computer];
Speech technology, speech recognition and speech synthesis.

Expressen (exxet (22 October 1995, pages 58”59)
“Låt datorn sköta snacket” [Let the computer do the talking];
Speech technology, speech-to-speech translation (not mentioned by name).

RadioVian (september 1995, sidorna 14–15)
“Kunglig glans över huvudkontoret” [Royal Splendor at the Head Office];
Speech technology, summary of Royal visit at Telia, where I demoed voice recognition and speech‑to‑speech translation.

Datateknik (29 February 1994, no. 4, pages 21–24)
“Talstyrning kommer först till din mobiltelefon” + “För datorn är statistik lättare att fatta än lingvistik”
[Speech Recognition will first appear in your cell phone" + "Computers find statistics easier to grasp than linguistics"];
Speech technology, speech recognition and speech synthesis.

ishue This Week (Hösten 1986, sidan 2)
Part II: The New Lags (Jürgen Boltz)
Presentation av mig som ny boende på the International Students House, London.

DN – Runt Stan Haninge/Tyresö (15 January 1986, front cover + page 6)
“Lutan leder västerut” + “Han ser framtiden i lutan”
[The lute takes you westwards + He sees the future in the lute];
Lutenist and Early Music.


Published photographs

I have also had photographs published, in e.g.,

Svenska Dagbladet (17 May 2004), a sign in Tok Pisin.

Civilekonomen (5/2015); a portrait.

Alan Capp’s book Lost: Uncle Jim’s Short War (2015); an aerial photo of Kavieng Airport, New Ireland.


16.02  Radio

Below you find a list of selected radio appearances. The order is “newest first”. The titles are taken from web versions (pod radio) that I have identified, something which has not always been successful.

SR P4 Östergötland (19 June 2018)
On cat vocalisations and Meowsic.

Radio24 Malmö (2 December 2016)
On cat vocalisations and Meowsic.

Eftermiddag i P4 Väst (17 November 2016)
On cat vocalisations and Meowsic.

SR P4 Extra (17 November 2016) [Not entirely sure about the date]
On cat vocalisations and Meowsic.

Radio24 Kalmar (17 November 2016)
On cat vocalisations and Meowsic.

SR P1 Vetenskapsradion Forum (26 October 2016)
Anita McAllister, Kajsa Dahlström and myself are interviewed by Urban Björstadius on kulning (Swedish cattle calls).

SR P4 Extra (16 October 2016)
“Har katter olika dialekter?” [Do cats have different dialects);
on Meowsic and cat vocalisations in general.

SR P4 Göteborg Extra med Erik Blix (1 October 2016)
On cat vocalisations and Meowsic.

SR P5 STHLM (30 August 2016)
“Så pratar katterna med oss” [How cats talk with us]; on Meowsic.

SR Radio Sweden (25 August 2016)
“What is your cat really saying to you?”; on Meowsic.

SR P1 Vetenskapsradion Forum (23 August 2016)
Urban Björstadius interviewed me about felid vocalisations in general. According to Björstadius this edition one of the most popular and listened-to in the history of this science program and it was rebroadcast several times.

SR P4 Östergötland (Norrköping) Extra (17 March 2016)
“Kan vi prata med våra katter?” [Can we talk with our cats?]; on Meowsic, interviewed with Susanne Schötz.

NRK Ekko (16 March 2016)
On cat vocalisations and Meowsic.

SR P4 Västerbotten (Umeå) Morgon (13 March 2014)
“Norrländskt ‘schuu’ inte unikt” [Norrlandish ‘jo’ not unique]; on speech on inhalation.

SR P4 Östergötland (Norrköping) Morgon (13 March 2014)
I was interviewed about purring in cats and other mammals

SR P1 Naturmorgon (26 March 2011)
I was interviewed on purring in cats and other mammals.

SR P1 Språket (1 June 2010)
I was interviewed about disfluency and felid purring.

NRK Språkteigen (22 September 2009)
I was interviewed on ingressive speech in the Norwegian language show Språkteigen.

NRK Språkteigen (6 September 2009)
I was interviewed on speech disfluency in the Norwegian language show Språkteigen.

SR P1 Språket (30 oktober 2006)
I was interviewed about ingressive speech (speech on inhalation).

SR Vaken med P3 and P4 Natten lång (17 January 2006)
Interviewed as a linguist during my postdoc time in Berkeley, USA


16.03  TV

Below you find a listing of my TV appearances I. The order is “newest first”. In some cases I don’t know whether the interview was actually broadcast, e.g. the ZDF/Bayerischer Rundfunk below. Again the hidden number with regards to mentions (as opposed to direct interviews with me personally) is surely considerable.

“Jinek” on RTL4 Dutch television (21 februari 2021)
Paulien Cornelisse discusses her paper on ingressive speech (see 16.01 Press); I appear with a huge picture and am frequently referred to. Although I didn’t appear live the 1.5 million viewers (source: Cornelisse) made me think that this merited its inclusion here.

ARTE (28 November 2020)
“Comment le chat a conquis le monde”; documentary on the history of cats; both Susanne Schötz (initial comments) and myself (concluding comments) appear frequently (many researchers are interviewed), where our Meowsic work is described.

SVT UR Språknyheterna (7 November 2017)
“Språket om maktfaktor, meänkieli och mjau”; [Language as a tool of power, meänkieli and meow];
a film team follows me during data collections for Meowsic.

SVT Nyheter (17 November 2016); broadcast in SVT Östergötland, SVT1 Rapport and SVT2 Aktuellt
"Katter har sannolikt dialekt” [Cats have, in all likelihood, dialects]; on Meowsic.

SVT Nyheter (4 March 2016)
“Forskare ska lära oss prata med katter” [Researchers will teach us to talk with cats]; on Meowsic.

Aftonbladet TV (TV4) Morgon (2 May 2016) “Forskaren kan tala med katter” [This researcher can talk with cats]; on Meowsic, purring etc.

24Corren (26 March 2014)
I was interviewed by Henrik Lindberg about my research of big cat vocalisations and purring.

ZDF/Bayerischer Rundfunk (19 June 2009)
I was interview about my neurocognitive research by Anette Kolb and Anne Hartman.

TV3 Direkt (3 November 1998)
I was interviewed as linguist/speech technologist.

SVT TV2, Rapport Sommarmorgon (31 July 1998)
I was interviewed as linguist/speech technologist.

M6 (French music channel) (Spring 1989)
Lutenist in the lute maker Stephen Murphy’s stand in the “Musicora” fair in Paris; performing parts of a suite by Jacques Bittner on an 11 course baroque lute.

SVT TV2 (29 september 1986)
“Musik i Tvåan: Renässans för barocken”, del 1 (of 4) [Music in channel two; Renaissance for the baroque]; Lutenist in Johann Valentin Meder’s opera “Die beständige Argenia” (1680), staged as part of Swedish Baroque Festival in Malmö, Sweden (16–23 August 1986).


16.04  Film

I appear as a musician (lute and harp) in Martín Yernazían’s and Michael Masley’ film Art Officially Favoured; see:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0815100


16.05  Webb

I am easily found on the web, but to provide a listing of mentions would be a both a futile exercise as well as a Sisyphus undertaking, for several reasons; for starters, almost all interviews in both press, radio and TV are mirrored on the web. What is listed below are interviews with and articles about me (e.g. Researcher Profiles) and the YouTube clip that was part of how my/our felid vocalisations studies (Meowsic) started.

https://liu.se/nyhet/humorpris-till-liu-s-kattforskning
  Linköping University (14 September 2021); Meowsic, Ig Nobel prize winner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLIT-UWGru4
  Linköping University (10 July 2018); From computers to cats –
  Linguist Robert Eklund wants to understand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR4ToTT1FCU
  Vetenskapsfestivalen (2 March 2017); Karin Gyllenklev meets the 100 coolest researchers in Sweden
   (I was no. 5).

http://liu.se/artikel/kattprat-blev-global-mediahit
  Linköping University (7 December 2016); Meowsic, cat purring and other vocalisations.

http://liu.se/artikel/talar-din-katt-dialekt-
  Linköping University (6 April 2016); Meowsic, cat purring and other vocalisations.

http://liu.se/artikel/han-ska-losa-spinnandets-gata
  Linköping University (8 January 2016); researcher profile, ingressive speech, cat purring.

http://old.liu.se/insidan/reportage/han-kan-losa-spinnandets-gata/?l=en
  Linköping University (28 February 2014); researcher profile, speech technology, music, ingressive speech, cat purring.

http://www.neatorama.com/pet/2015/08/26/Comparative-Meows/
  Article on our cat research, based on Annals of Improbable Research (see Press above) (26 August 2015).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFvULxbN3NM
  Robert Eklund records the purring cheetah Caine at the Dell Cheetah Centre, Parys, South Africa
  (29 May 2010); the YouTube clip that “started it all”, and resulted in Meowsic.


17  Music
17.01  Profile

I play primarily the piano, guitars (acoustic and electric), renaissance and baroque lutes, archlute, ukuleles, oud (Arabic lute), Celtic harp and others. I have also studied voice. My piano studies were carried out at Stockholm Private Music College and my lute studies at Royal College of Music (London). Academically I have obtained a Master’s degree in Musicology at Stockholm University. I am also represented on YouTube and the music site Classic Cat (http://www.classiccat.net/).

17.02  Concerts and recitals

I have given concerts in Sweden, England and France, as a soloist, accompanist, orchestra musician (figured bass/basso continuo). I have also appeared in radio and TV in those countries in connection with performances.

I performed at Professor Carin Franzén’s book release (När vi talar om oss själva - nedslag i subjektivitetens historia från Montaigne till Norén) at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, on 3 March 2019, playing (lutes) and singing French haroque music, appropriately in the 17th century room.

I participated during the Swedish Baroque Festival (16–23 August 1986, Malmö, Sweden) as continuo musician (archlute) in the baroque opera Die beständige Argenia by Johann Valentin Meder; see section 16.03 TV.

17.03  Discography

I perform on the following international releases:

2019 – Solence: Death Do Us part
Instruments: oud, archlute
Single release, summer of 2019. YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hysb9D1nfLI

2018 – In The Labyrinth: Samas Antaral
Instruments: electric guitar, archlute, 11-course baroque lute, oud
Record Heaven (Trans 152) (http://www.recordheaven.net/).
I perform on most tracks on this CD, most notably are the flute-like electric guitar solo on track 3, The Raven Prince, and a couple of “links” played on lute.

2011 – In The Labyrinth: Cities
Instrument: archlute
Higher and Higher: A Tribute to the Moody Blues
Trail Records (011), in the In The Labyrinth (Peter Lindahl) version of the Moody Blues song Cities, track 12.

2009 – Rökstenen. A Tribute To Swedish Progressive Rock of the 70’s: Worlds On Fire
Instrument: oud
I appear on the Musea Records (http://www.musearecords.com) (FGBG 4837), on the In The Labyrinth (Peter Lindahl) version of Worlds on Fire, CD 3, track 11.

2006 – Christmas Sampler: Santa’s Gone Fishing
Instruments: Celtic harp, ukulele
Lost Frontier (http://lostfrontier.org/) CD, in the In The Labyrinth (Peter Lindahl) composition
Santa’s Gone Fishing, track 7.

2005 – Higher and Higher: A Tribute to the Moody Blues: Cities
Instrument: archlute
Mellow Records CD release Higher and Higher: A Tribute to the Moody Blues (MMP 481 A/B/C)
in the In The Labyrinth (Peter Lindahl) version of the Moody Blues song Cities, track 12.

17.04  Teaching

I have taught piano, guitars (acoustic and electric) and lute, both as substitute teacher and privately. Between 2009 and (including) 2017 I taught a course in advanced ukulele-playing at Sensus (http://www.sensus.se/).


18  Languages
Language Level

Swedish

Native language
English Near native (speech/writing)
French Fluent (speech/writing)
Tok Pisin Near fluent (speech/writing)
German Good reading ability
Russian Studies (university level), most of it forgotten
Old Icelandic Studies (university level), most of it forgotten


19  Computer and programming knowledge
19.01URL  Programming
Language Level

Lisp

Used to be competent
Prolog Used to be competent
Unix shell Used to be competent
Awk Used to be competent
HTML Competent
Pascal Some knowledge
Perl Rudimentary knowledge

19.02  Operative systems
OS Level

Windows

Good user knowledge
Unix Good knowledge (including system administration)
Mac OS Some user knowledge (dated)

19.03  Other
Program Level

Visio

Good knowledge
MatLab Some knowledge
SPSS Some knowledge
SPM Some knowledge
Overtone Analyzer Good knowledge
Sopran Good knowledge
Waves Good knowledge
WaveSurfer Good knowledge
Praat Good knowledge
Cool Edit Good knowledge
LaTeX Good knowledge
Emacs Good knowledge
PowerPoint Good knowledge
Excel Some knowledge
TMPGEnc Good knowledge


20  Other interests

I am very concerned about wildlife preservation, especially big cats, and have adopted the tiger Roque and the three leopard triplets Sami, Alam and Nimira through the Born Free Foundation www.bornfree.org.uk and the two snow leopards Alcu and Bagira through Care For The Wild careforthewild.org as well as a wild cheetah through The Cheetah Conservation Fund www.cheetah.org. I am also a sponsor of the Pallas cats (Manuls) at Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna parkenzoo.se I have also adopted a tiger through the World Wildlife Foundation wwf.org I have also been a volunteer at the Amakhala Game Reserve www.amakhala.co.za in South Africa where I mainly worked with lions, at the Dell Cheetah Centre www.dccafrica.co.za in South Africa with cheetah breeding, and at Antelope Park www.antelopepark.co.zw in Zimbabwe where I worked with lion breeding, and N/a'an ku sê Foundation (Namibia) www.naankuse.com where I worked with rehabilitation of large carnivores, and also vocalizations research. I am also a member of the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature) Friends of the Cat Specialist Group www.catsg.org/catsgportal. I am also a member of World Animal Protection https://www.worldanimalprotection.org

Astronomy. I have among things visited the Kitt Peak observatory, outside Tucson, Arizona, twice and am the proud owner of a telescope. In 1978 I taught astronomy as Optional Topic at High School.

I try to stay in shape by going to a gym (mainly benchpressing) and by biking (summertime). I have also fenced (rapier).

Photography (slide and digital). I have had photographs published in e.g., the Swedish daily paper Svenska Dagbladet and in and in Alan Capp’s book Lost: Uncle Jim's Short War (2015). In 2020 I purchased a Nikon P900 Superzoom camera (83× magnification), which took my bird photography to new heights (pun intended).

Web design, including conference home pages.

Travel (I have been to around forty countries).

I am a devoted comic fan.

Champagne.

... and I am a proud member of Improbable Research’s
the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)
and the
Luxuriant Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS); links below:
https://www.improbable.com/2016/04/
https://www.improbable.com/2016/04/30/robert-eklund-joins-luxuriant-flowing-hair-club-for-scientists-lfhcfs
(Talking of which: also see 11.14 Prizes and awards: Ig Nobel.)

... and many other things.




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