LINGUIST List 11.1109

Wed May 17 2000

Jobs: Western Armenian Linguist at L&H, Belgium

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  1. Pierre Eggermont, Western Armenian Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H)

Message 1: Western Armenian Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H)

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 17:56:40 +0200
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: Western Armenian Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H)

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the world's 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 countries in
Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South America. With
over 2.000 employees - mainly linguists, scientists and engineers - we
generated an annual revenue of $344 million in 1999. For the
development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an
opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a

 Linguist Western Armenian
 Text Corpora & Lexica

The Linguist Text Corpora & Lexica will work in the Linguistic
Resources (LR) department of the Corporate Research & Development
Division (CRD). He or she will report to a group manager or team
leader of the department and will closely cooperate with:

(1) the other members of LR department and its engineering support,
(2) the team working on Western Armenian in the Linguistic Engineering
 Department of CRD,
(3) the team that creates and collects linguistic resources in the country 
 where Western Armenian is spoken.

The Linguistic Resources Linguist Western Armenian is the company-wide
focal point for linguistic resources for Western Armenian. Linguistic
resources include lexical databases, acoustic databases and electronic
text corpora. The linguistic resources are used to develop L&H's
language and speech technologies with an initial focus on TTS, ASR and


As the Linguist you will:

� assist in the organization & follow-up of the collection and creation of
 linguistic resources for Western Armenian by a local team that operates in 
 the countries where Western Armenian is spoken
� Quality Assurance: assure the quality, consistency, and conformance to L&H
 standards of the linguistic resources supplied by the local team by 
 performing regular checks in every step of the process;
� resource providers and distributors, evaluate their linguistic resources and
 assist in the negotiations of purchases of and/or licenses on third party
 linguistic resources;
� contribute to consolidation of linguistic resources, especially w.r.t. 
 Western Armenian, including maintenance of catalogues and an archive of 
 linguistic resources and integration of various linguistic resources in a 
 standard format;
� create,enhance and extend lexical databases for the Western Armenianlanguage.
 The lexical databases will have to contain at least: orthographic
 representation, phonetic transcriptions, Part-of-Speech, inflectional codes,
 morphological structure;
� assists in defining the language-specific requirements for linguistic
 resources for Western Armenian, including the definition of language-specific
 grammatical features and transcription conventions;
� make suggestions to optimize the working methods and to partially automate
 your tasks.


� degree in philology or linguistics;
� native proficiency of Western Armenian and a good working knowledge of
� strong interest in formal linguistics and phonetic aspects;
� experience with programming, scripting languages (AWK, Perl)and computational
 linguistics is an advantage;
� ability to work in a team and independently;
� perseverance and thoroughness;
� willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time;
. organized and detail-oriented.


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

 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department

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

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

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