LINGUIST List 10.1608

Mon Oct 25 1999

Jobs: Computers & Ling, NLP

Editor for this issue: James Yuells <>


  1. Valerie Maes, Computers & Ling-Language Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
  2. Robert Dale, NLP-Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Message 1: Computers & Ling-Language Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 11:46:25 +0200
From: Valerie Maes <>
Subject: Computers & Ling-Language Specialist at 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 language and speech technology, Lernout & Hauspie is
currently looking for a


for the Corporate R&D Division.


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

Required skills:

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

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

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Message 2: NLP-Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 21:35:58 +1000
From: Robert Dale <>
Subject: NLP-Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

[This job posting can also be found at, which is where you'll find 
the summary app form mentioned below. Enquiries can be directed as 
outlined below, or you can send informal queries to me at]
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Division of Information and Communication Sciences

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Natural Language Processing)
Full-time (continuing) Ref. 9956

The Department of Computing seeks an outstanding applicants for a position 
at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level.

Applicants should have a PhD in Computing or a related field, an 
established research record or evidence of outstanding research potential, 
and the interest and ability to teach mainstream undergraduate computing. 
For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level applicants must have 
significant university teaching experience and an international research 

For the continuing positions we seek applicants who will strengthen our 
established research profile in Natural Language Processing. Outstanding 
applicants from other areas will also be considered and are encouraged to 

The fixed-term positions are open to applicants from any research area in 
modern computing. Applicants from industry are also encouraged to apply.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to Assoc Professor Michael 
Johnson, Head of Department of Computing, on (02) 9850 9514 or e-mail

The positions are available on a full-time basis from February 2000, and 
will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

Salary range:
Level B (Lecturer) $49,495 to $58,776 per annum, plus superannuation.
Level C (Senior Lecturer) $60,631 to $69,912 per annum plus superannuation. 

Applications including Academic Staff Summary Application Form, together 
with a full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, 
and the names and addresses of three referees (including e-mail address) 
should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie 
University, NSW 2109 by 12 November 1999. Applications will not be 
acknowledged unless specifically requested.

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