Timo Baumann

Dr. Timo Baumann, Diplom-Informatiker

Researcher and Instructor at the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg in Language Technologies.

I research spoken language, in particular in interactive and multi-modal scenarios, such as in spoken dialogue systems. My particular interests lie in responsiveness in interaction and I have been one of the main drivers of incremental spoken dialogue systems. Beyond that, I create and use corpora of spoken language, such as the Spoken Wikipedia Corpus. Feel free to have a look at my recent projects.

Recent News:

  • 2020-03: both my Speech Prosody submissions made it. Hope to see you for the conference!
  • 2020-02: I'll give a TwinTalk at DHN in Riga in March. Hope to see you there!
  • 2020-01: I'll be speaking at the ITG Workshop on Speech-based Assistants in Magdeburg in March. Hope to see you there!
  • 2019-12: Our contribution for DhD 2020 Punctuation Reconstruction for Translation of Post-modern Poetry has been accepted, and likewise our related paper for ESSV 2020. Yay!
  • 2019-10: I found that wikidata.org knows me as Q60422208. I'm an instance of human.
  • 2019-09: Google once again awarded me 5k$ in cloud credits, this time for work on listener behaviour in dialog.
  • 2019-08: Meriem's and my proposal for the UHH ideas fund is getting some funding. We propose to have a workshop on aspects of Cognitive Science in speech technology and NLP – stay tuned!
  • 2019-07: I'm planning to be at the Dagstuhl meeting on spoken language interaction with virtual agents and robots. Hope to see you there!
  • 2019-06: I'll be at WMT 2019 with a paper on Dubbing-optimal MT (joint work with Ashutosh Saboo). Yay!
  • 2019-04: I'll be speaking at the tell-me days 2019 at HAW in June. Stay tuned!
  • 2019-03: I'll be speaking at the Dahlem Humanities Center's Digital Humanities im Gespräch meeting in May, see you there!
  • 2019-02: I'm back in Hamburg, yay! Thanks everyone and hello LT@UHH!
  • older news

To reach me, try:

  • mail: baumannÄŦinformatik.uni-hamburg.de
  • skype: timobaumann
  • tel: +49 40 42883 2321
  • snail mail:
   Universität Hamburg, FB Informatik
   Dr. Timo Baumann
   Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
   22527 Hamburg
  • office: F-404, Campus Stellingen, Universität Hamburg
  • consultation hours: please make an appointment by e-mail (see above)

I do speech science and technology consulting. Feel free to contact me at mail@firstnamelastnamewithoutseparation.de .

Former appointments:

Systems Scientist at the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; researcher and instructor in speech processing at Universität Hamburg; research assistant at Bielefeld and Potsdam Universities before that. Various short-term appointments and free-lancing work with industry partners.


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