Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes
Bernd Möbius Bernd Möbius

Professor of Phonetics and Phonology in the Dept. of Language Science and Technology (formerly Computational Linguistics and Phonetics) at Saarland University

Associate Investigator in the Cluster of Excellence Multimodal Computing and Interaction

Member of the Senate of Saarland University

Research interests

A central theme of my research is to integrate phonetic knowledge in speech technology. I have worked extensively on text-to-speech synthesis, a wonderful framework to implement and test computational models of linguistic and phonetic processes. Recent work has focused on experimental methods and computational simulations to study aspects of speech production, perception and acquisition.

Research projects

  • DFG, SFB 1102, C1: Information density and the predictability of phonetic structure (with Bistra Andreeva)
  • DFG, SFB 1102, C4: Mutual intelligibility and surprisal in Slavic intercomprehension (with Tania Avgustinova and Dietrich Klakow)
  • DFG: Phonetic convergence in human-computer interaction (CHIC)
    (with Ingmar Steiner, UdS/DFKI/MMCI)
  • DFG: Usage-based approaches, computational modeling and simulation studies in phonetics and phonology (SimPhon.Net, coordinator: Daniel Duran, University of Stuttgart)
  • Current and completed projects

Professional activities