Principal investigator (ÚFAL): 
Grant id: 
OISE PIRE Grant No 053 0118
till 2014


Partnership for International Research and Education

This Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) links senior and junior researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Brown University with counterparts from Charles University in Prague, Saarland University in Germany and (since 2011) Macquarie University in Australia.

The international team is investigating formal representations of linguistic meaning for use in automatic speech recognition/reconstruction (ASR) and machine translation (MT) systems.

The goal of this partnership is to augment current speech recognition systems by applying a variety
of formal models for deep syntactic/semantic representation so that outputs of their refined systems
become more accurate, coherent and grammatical.

Within PIRE, we are:



  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Brown University
  • Charles University in Prague
  • Saarland University in Germany
  • Macquarie University in Australia (since 2011)