LINGUIST List 10.1247

Fri Aug 27 1999

Jobs: Programmers/Text Analysis, Sp Synthesis Systems

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  1. Amnon Meyers, Programmers/NLP and Text Analysis
  2. Valerie Maes, Language Specialists - Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

Message 1: Programmers/NLP and Text Analysis

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 16:49:53 -0700
From: Amnon Meyers <>
Subject: Programmers/NLP and Text Analysis

Southern California Programmers

A pioneering NLP-based company seeks candidates for software developer
positions. Preference to those living in or willing to move to
Southern California (e.g., Orange County). We offer perks such as
stock options and support for working from home. As an early stage
startup, we seek creative and versatile software developers.

TAI builds GUI tool sets that enable users to create and maintain text 
analysis applications. Check out our website at


5 years of programming experience required. Strong preference for MS
Visual C++ experience, including GUI, with Windows NT 4.0 operating
system. Experience with web (Java, Perl, CGI), database desired.
Main platforms are PC and UNIX/Linux. Experience with natural
language processing or document management middleware is a plus.

B.S. Computer Science, EE, or equivalent is required. Strong written 
and oral English skills are required.

Inquiries and resumes by email to .

Amnon Meyers
Chief Technology Officer
Text Analysis International, Inc.
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Message 2: Language Specialists - Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 13:40:34 +0200
From: Valerie Maes <>
Subject: Language Specialists - Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is a global leader in advanced speech
and language solutions for computers, cars, telecommunications, embedded
products, consumer goods and the internet. The company makes the speech user
interface (SUI), the keystone of simple, convenient interaction between humans
and technology, and uses advanced translation technology to break down cultural
barriers. The L&H team is 1700 people in 25 countries. The headquarters is
located in Ieper, Belgium.

For the development of languages and speech technology, L&H is currently 
looking for 

Language Specialists

Thai (LL9908B01)
Tamil (LL9908B02)
Hindi (LL9908B03)
Indonesian (LL9908B04)
Vietnamese (LL9908B05)
Malay (LL9908B06)
Urdu (LL9908B07)
Taiwanese (LL9908B08)
Polish (LL9901B39)
Czech (LL9901B37)
Hungarian (LL9901B43)
Turkish (LL9908B10)
Greek (LL9901B41)

for the Corporate R&D Division located in Ieper (Belgium)

These persons will work on the development of speech synthesis systems. They
will work in a language development group and report to the group or project

* university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent
* (near) native in the subject language
* knowledge of phonetics
* interest in other languages and their linguistic aspects
* at least a basic experience with and interest in computers
* good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are
considered an asset:
- (near) native English
- speech processing, esp. text-to-speech synthesis
- phonetics
- computer linguistics
- natural language processing (NLP)
- spoken dialog systems
- computer technology
- standard software packages
- programming
- other languages than the target language
* ability to work in a team and independently
* perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness
* good social and communicative abilities
* willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time

If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfil the
required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send your application and
detailed resume to:

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
attn. Mrs. Valerie Maes
Flanders Language Valley, 50
B-8900 Ieper (BELGIUM)

To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage
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