LINGUIST List 10.1897

Thu Dec 9 1999

Jobs: Comp Ling, Comp Ling

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  1. Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling:Project Manager at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium
  2. Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling:Language Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Message 1: Comp Ling:Project Manager at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium

Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 10:47:53 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <Pierre.Eggermontlhs.be>
Subject: Comp Ling:Project Manager at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium




Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the worlds leading provider of
speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses
and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers
through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by
voice?in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H
has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and
language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer,
business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound
compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation.
As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H
maintains offices in more than forty nations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East,
North America, and South America. With over 1,750 employees - mainly linguists,
scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $211.6 million in
1998.
For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an
opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):


 ***************************************************************
 Project Manager
 Development Urdu Language & Speech Technology
 ***************************************************************
Function:

* You will manage and coordinate software development projects in the area of
language and speech processing technology and systems for Urdu.
* You will coordinate the start-up of the Urdu language development team,
including a.o. recruitment and logistics.
* You will supervise, coach and motivate a team of linguists and engineers based
 in Ieper, Singapore and Pakistan
* You will streamline the gathering of corpora and acoustic data, the
development of an L&H specific grammars and lexicons for Urdu and the
translation of the linguistic data to software based on L&H technology.
* You will ensure that the quality and timing standards set out by L&H are
reached.
* You will actively participate in the technical aspects of the project.
* You will maintain good contacts with the different departments within L&H and
relevant Pakistani, Indian and Singaporean institutes, organizations, etc. .

Profile:

* Relevant university degree preferably in computer science or (computational)
linguistics;
* Experience in management of development projects, preferably in the field of
natural language and/or speech processing;
* Near-native or native speaker of Urdu and a conversational level of English;
* Good knowledge of and experience in at least two of the following areas:
speech processing, phonetics, lexicography, computational linguistics, natural
language processing (NLP), programming, (e.g. C, C++, script languages,?), other
 languages;
* Ability to work in a team and independently;
* Perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness;
* Good social and communicative abilities;
* Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit;
* Willingness to travel 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 letter and detailed resume to:


 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department

 Mailto:job-announcelhs.be

 attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont
 Flanders Language Valley 50
 B-8900 Ieper
 BELGIUM
 Fax: int+ 32 (0)57.20.84.89


To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage:
http://www.lhsl.com

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Message 2: Comp Ling:Language Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 11:04:10 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <Pierre.Eggermontlhs.be>
Subject: Comp Ling:Language Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium




Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the worlds leading provider of
speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses
and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers
through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by
voice?in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H
has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and
language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer,
business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound
compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation.
As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H
maintains offices in more than forty nations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East,
North America, and South America. With over 1,750 employees - mainly linguists,
scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $211.6 million in
1998.
For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an
opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):

 *******************************************
 Language Specialist Belarussian
 Speech and Language Technology
 *******************************************


Function:

* You will work within a multi-disciplinary team of linguists, engineers and
programmers on the development of software systems in the field of Speech,
Artificial Intelligence and Language.
* In the startup phase, your tasks will typically include: basic phonetic and
language study in view of technology development and assessment of third party
providers of data and/or technology.
* You will be involved in all aspects of the development life cycle and focus on
 system specification and design, implementation of linguistic rule sets,
creation of acoustic and lexical databases, grapheme to phoneme conversion,
prosodic analysis, software testing and quality control, preparation of
documentation.
* Training is given both on-the-job and through lectures and technical
documentation.
* Dedicated development environments are provided which allow language
specialists to focus on their content: formalizing linguistic knowledge.
* You will report to the group or project manager.


Profile:

* University degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent;
* (near) native Belarussian speaker with a conversational level of English;
* Solid grounding in linguistic theory;
* Good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:
speech processing, natural language processing (NLP), computational linguistics,
 programming, other languages;
* Ability to work in a team and independently;
* IT literate;
* 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 letter and detailed resume to:


 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department

 Mailto:job-announcelhs.be

 attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont
 Flanders Language Valley 50
 B-8900 Ieper
 BELGIUM
 Fax: int+ 32 (0)57.20.84.89


To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage:
http://www.lhsl.com



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