LINGUIST List 11.1912

Tue Sep 12 2000

Jobs: Urdu Linguist, Lernout & Hauspie Belgium

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  1. Nico_Steyaert%LHS, Urdu Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie, Ieper, Belgium

Message 1: Urdu Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie, Ieper, Belgium

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 15:12:00 +0200
From: Nico_Steyaert%LHS <>
Subject: Urdu Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie, Ieper, 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 countries in
Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South America. With
over 4.500 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 (m/f):


As a Linguist you will:

* be responsible for creation, extension, improvement and conversion of
 Lexical Databases for one or more languages. Your lexical databases will be
 an important building block for the development of speech synthesis and
 speech recognition technologies.
* contribute to maintaining an overview of what lexical databases and
 text corpora exist and contributes to the acquisition of these if
* contribute to maintaining and consolidating all linguistic resources
 available within L&H;
* assist other L&H divisions and third parties in creating lexical
 databases with training, follow-up and QA;
* document your methods, conventions and tools and the related Database
* formulate proposals for improving working methods and supporting tools;
* report to and work closely with the team leader or group manager.

Required Skills:

* (near) native speaker of Urdu and a good working knowledge of English;
* university degree in linguistics, or equivalent;
* experience with relational databases is an advantage;
* strong interest in linguistics and phonetics;
* IT-literate with a good working knowledge of Windows based applications;
* have a logic and structured, problem solving approach;
* able to work accurately in a consistent manner;
* able to work independently and in a team;
* a positive attitude.

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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