LINGUIST List 11.174

Thu Jan 27 2000

Jobs: Computational Ling/Polish, Language Modeling

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <>


  1. Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling: Polish/ Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Belgium
  2. Bob Bonomo, Lang Modeling Consultant/ Adecco Technical Services, San Jose, CA USA

Message 1: Comp Ling: Polish/ Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Belgium

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 11:19:40 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: Comp Ling: Polish/ Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Belgium

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 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
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 Polish
 Speech and Language Technology


* You will manage and coordinate software development projects in the area of
language and speech processing technology and systems for Polish.
* You will coordinate the start-up of the Polish language development team,
including a.o. recruitment and logistics.
* You will supervise, coach and motivate a team of linguists and engineers 
based both in Ieper and Poland.
* You will streamline the gathering of corpora and acoustic data, the
development of an L&H specific grammars and lexicons for Polish 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
* 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 Polish institutes, organizations, etc. .


* relevant university degree preferably in 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 Polish and a conversational level of 
* 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
* 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 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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Message 2: Lang Modeling Consultant/ Adecco Technical Services, San Jose, CA USA

Date: 26 Jan 2000 19:40:04 -0000
From: Bob Bonomo <>
Subject: Lang Modeling Consultant/ Adecco Technical Services, San Jose, CA USA

Rank of Job: n/a
Areas Required: Language Modeling Consultant
Other Desired Areas: n/a
University or Organization: Adecco Technical Services
Department: On-Site at Sony Electronics
State or Province: San Jose, CA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: n/a
Contact: Bob Bonomo

Address for Applications:
Please Email to
San Jose
CA 95118

Job Title: Language Modeling Consultant

Job Decription:

The Spoken Language Technology group at Sony in San Jose, CA, is seeking
candidates to fill a full-time (40 hours/week) temporary (6 months)
position in Language Modeling for Speech Recognition. Primary work
centers around various tasks needed to develop statistical language
models for a Hidden Markov Model based Continuous Speech Recognizer
developed by Sony. You will work in Sony Electronics' main building in
San Jose, in an R&D environment with flexible working hours.


- Experience in grammar formalisms for natural language modeling
- Experience in statistical language modeling techniques for continuous
speech recognition.
- Programming experience in C/C++, Perl, Tcl/Tk.
- Knowledge of text corpora, including corpus generation and
- Well-versed in UNIX (Solaris)
- Working knowledge of the CMU Language Modeling Toolkit or similar is a
strong plus.
- Prefer exposure to real-time search techniques for HMM-based
- Prefer Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computational Linguistics and/
or Computer Science with emphasis in Language Technology.
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