LINGUIST List 11.1653

Sat Jul 29 2000

Jobs: Linguist II: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

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  1. Kathleen Whitman, Linguist II: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Burlington, MA USA

Message 1: Linguist II: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Burlington, MA USA

Date: 28 Jul 2000 15:11:51 -0000
From: Kathleen Whitman <>
Subject: Linguist II: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Burlington, MA USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Linguist II
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
State or Province: Burlington, MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 9/15/2000
Contact: Kathleen Whitman

Address for Applications:
52 Third Avenue
MA 01803

Experienced project member. Has demonstrated the ability to complete
assignments on time and with high quality. Understands and supports the
product development process. Knowledgeable on the interaction of
linguistic data with software products. Usually works as a member of a
project team with supervision, but should be capable of performing tasks
of limited scope and complexity as an individual.

Responsibilities include:
Creates, maintains, updates, and reviews linguistic software databases
and algorithms for the company's products.
Works closely with linguistic and engineering staff on the development
of individual products.
Works with project leaders and quality assurance staff on the
preparation of functional and performance test plans for the
lexicographic and functional components of products.
Recruits and supervises teams of freelancers and outside consultants on
specific projects.
Works on the preparation of linguistic test materials and analysis of
test results.
Keeps abreast of the state of the art of computational linguistics and
language aid software.
Performs research into linguistic and stylistic issues relevant to
Participates in design reviews.
Organizes and clearly presents linguistic software ideas.
Enhances existing linguistic software components to agreed upon
Maintains (bug fixes) linguistic components of current products.
Develops quality linguistic software components that are reliable,
efficient, and thoroughly documented according to current specification
Writes limited functional specifications.
Adheres to company's software development process standards.


Usually works as part of a project team.
Should be participating in cross-team linguistic and technical
discussions and reviews.
May be involved in cross-organizational meetings in routine matters.

Planning Participation

Estimates own tasks with confidence. May still need guidance depending
on project complexity.
Establishes and meets agreed upon deadlines.
Attends and participates in regularly scheduled project status
Understands what risk analysis entails and is able to identify
development risks.
Should be able to anticipate problems and alert supervisor.

Technical Abilities and Problem Complexity

Solves problems of moderate scope and complexity.
Understands relevant linguistic tools for data manipulation, inflection,
and rule writing and relevant concepts of integrating linguistic data
into software products.
May provide technical direction to associates.

Required Knowledge and Experience
Must be a native speaker of German and fluent in English. Other
desirable languages include Dutch, Spanish, and Italian.
Ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts of computational
Proficiency in at least one data manipulation language and basic
understanding of at least one programming language (C or C++).
Has developed some specialized theoretical and practical skills.
Minimum of BA in Computational Linguistics or equivalent plus 1-2 years
of experience, or MA in Computational Linguistics or equivalent.
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