LINGUIST List 10.423

Mon Mar 22 1999

Jobs: Computational Linguistics

Editor for this issue: Scott Fults <scottlinguistlist.org>


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  1. Sandypac30, Software Engineer in Speech Technology; Silicon Valley, CA
  2. Sandypac30, Software Engineer in Speech Modeling and Synthesis

Message 1: Software Engineer in Speech Technology; Silicon Valley, CA

Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:02:45 EST
From: Sandypac30 <Sandypac30aol.com>
Subject: Software Engineer in Speech Technology; Silicon Valley, CA


SOFTWARE ENGINEER-SPEECH RECOGNITION
Location: Silicon Valley, CA

For a complete listing of our current career opportunities, please visit our
Web
Page at http://www.pacific.com

Career opportunity for a proven Software Engineer in speech technology 
to focus on dialog and grammar development. Will design the dialogue 
required to build speech recognition systems for telephone services 
(e.g., booking airline tickets). 

 Will determine exactly what the system should say at each point, and 
 what the possible responses may be from the caller. The critical 
 skills required include:

 spoken user interface design

 any kind of computer-human interface background

 linguistics and cognitive science background

 IVR background (designing and building touch tone systems)

 Please respond directly to Arnold Garlick, President, Pacific Search
Consultants,
2377 S. El Camino Real Suite 201, San Clemente, CA 92672 Email:
arnoldpacific.com
(ASCII Files or MS Word compatible documents ONLY PLEASE, NO Postscript
files, PLEASE) Fax: (949) 366-9200.

Please refer to Position #2487




 
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Message 2: Software Engineer in Speech Modeling and Synthesis

Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:36:36 EST
From: Sandypac30 <Sandypac30aol.com>
Subject: Software Engineer in Speech Modeling and Synthesis


SPEECH SYNTHESIS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Location: Washington DC

For a complete listing of our current career opportunities, please visit our
Web Page at http://www.pacific.com

 Significant career opportunity for a qualified software engineer to 
 help develop innovative speech modeling and synthesis techniques for 
 application in voice-interactive products and services.

 Main group objectives:

 Work with a team of engineers and scientists to develop and implement
 techniques for automatically generating natural sounding voice 
 messages in multiple languages. Techniques employed will include TTS 
 and hybrid synthesis.

 Key Responsibilities:

 Assist with the general development and enhancement of existing voice 
 output systems.

 Develop corpus-based approaches to modeling speaker-specific duration 
 and intonation characteristics.

 Develop objective and subjective methods for evaluating speech 
 synthesis quality.

 Establish guidelines and automatic procedures to facilitate the design 
 and recording of message components to be used in hybrid synthesis 
 systems.

 Other Duties:

 Develop software modules in both the UNIX and NT environments to 
 implement systems in support of the synthesis project aims.

 Communicate with prospects and customers to better understand their 
 specific voice output requirements, and translate these requirements 
 into development plans.

 Occassional work on recognition, interactive dialog related systems 
 work.

 Qualifications:

 Essential: Masters degree or equivalent level of knowledge in 
 Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, or Electrical 
 Engineering. Willingness to relocate to the Washington, DC area.

 Desirable: PhD in one of these areas.

 Experience Required:

 Essential:
 2 years in speech analysis and/or synthesis; 3 years programming in C 
 or C++

 Desirable:
 5+ years in speech analysis/synthesis with an emphasis on prosody 
 analysis/synthesis in multiple European languages. 

 Specialist Training Required:

 Essential:
 Experience in speech synthesis.

 Desirable:
 Statistical pattern recognition, ToBI or other standard prosody 
 labeling method. Automatic POS tagging techniques. DSP. Acoustic 
 Phonetics.

 Particular Skills Required:

 Essential:
 Fluent programming in C and/or C++. Technical report writing. Fluent 
 in English.

 Desirable:
 Good verbal communication. Working knowledge of Tcl/Tk, Perl, Java.
 Fluency in multiple European languages.

 Type of Person Required:

 Essential:
 Creative thinker and doer capable of independent, focused R&D aimed 
 at specific project objectives. Must communicate effectively with 
 co-workers to establish goals, approaches, and to track progress. Must 
 be flexible and willing to apply a theoretical background to solving 
 practical
 problems.

 Desirable:
 Capable of assuming a leadership role as the company grows.

Please respond directly to Arnold Garlick, President, Pacific Search
Consultants,
2377 S. El Camino Real Suite 201, San Clemente, CA 92672 Email:
arnoldpacific.com
(ASCII Files or MS Word compatible documents ONLY PLEASE, NO Postscript
files, PLEASE) Fax: (949) 366-9200.

Please refer to Position #2443

 




 
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