LINGUIST List 10.508

Thu Apr 8 1999

Jobs: Anthropological Ling, NLP/Speech Processing

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  1. suzanne fleischman, Linguistic Anthropology; Prof at UC Berkeley
  2. Ernst Buchberger, NLP/ Speech Processing; Research position in Vienna

Message 1: Linguistic Anthropology; Prof at UC Berkeley

Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 13:39:07 -0700
From: suzanne fleischman <>
Subject: Linguistic Anthropology; Prof at UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a linguistic
anthropologist at the rank of full or associate professor to occupy a
newly endowed chair. Candidates should demonstrate a distinguished
publication record, innovative research program, and international
reputation. Geographic area and topic specializations open.
Appointment to begin January 1, 2000.

Send application letter, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of
references to:

Search committee
Department of Anthropology
University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720-3710

Applications must arrive by August 1, 1999. The University of
California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer."
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Message 2: NLP/ Speech Processing; Research position in Vienna

Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 17:15:11 +0200
From: Ernst Buchberger <>
Subject: NLP/ Speech Processing; Research position in Vienna

Research position in Natural Language Processing / Speech processing
at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
(OeFAI), Vienna, Austria.

OeFAI offers a research position within its Natural Language
Processing Group. We are looking for a participant in a basic research
project in the area of speech synthesis that aims at the investigation
of segmental durations in German. The project is funded by the
Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) and will be headed by Ao.Prof.Harald

A speech corpus of "Austrian German" is constructed and subsequently
analyzed using machine learning techniques in order to derive models
of durational variation. From a theoretical point of view the project
aims for a better understanding of the quantitative effects of the
multiple factors influencing duration in speech. From a practical
point of view the results will be used in order to improve the
naturalness of prosody in a speech synthesis program.

Candidates are to deal with one or more of the following tasks: 
- development of procedures and tools for supporting the 
 (semi automatic) labeling and representation of the corpus
- adaption and application of machine learning techniques 
- integration of resulting models to an existing speech synthesizer 

She/he has finished her/his diploma or an equivalent degree in
- computational linguistics, or
- phonetics, or
- digital signal processing, or
- computer science plus a background in linguistics. 

She/he has programming experience, preferably in C and/or C++. 
A good command of English and/or German is expected.

The project started in December 98, with a duration of 2.5 years. We
would like to fill the position as soon as possible. Continued
employment after the end of the project is possible. The candidate is
encouraged to realize her/his Ph.D. within the project.

The yearly gross salary will be about ATS 260.000,- according to FWF

More information about the OeFAI and its Natural Language Processing
group can be found at Inquiries
and applications (including a short CV and list of publications)
should be sent by mail or email to:

Harald Trost
Schottengasse 3
A-1010 Wien, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 535 32 810
Fax: +43 1 532 06 52
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