LINGUIST List 11.227

Thu Feb 3 2000

Jobs: Comp Ling/Morphology, Comp Ling/NLP

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  1. Thorwald Poschenrieder, Computational Ling/Morphology: Project - Pommern, Germany
  2. Donn Dore, Comp Ling/NLP: Projects - Software Staffing Solutions/ Washington USA

Message 1: Computational Ling/Morphology: Project - Pommern, Germany

Date: 1 Feb 2000 13:43:53 -0000
From: Thorwald Poschenrieder <PoschenUni-Greifswald.De>
Subject: Computational Ling/Morphology: Project - Pommern, Germany


Rank of Job: Diplom/ Magister; Besoldungsgruppe BAT 2 A O
Areas Required: Programmieren, Datenbanken, Rechnerwartung
Other Desired Areas: Interesse f�r Sprachwissenschaft (Nordistisch)
University or Organization: Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universit�t
Department: T�luspa-Projekt am Nordischen Institut
State or Province: Pommern
Country: Deutschland (Germany)
Final Date of Application: z.Zt. offen
Contact: Thorwald Poschenrieder PoschenUni-Greifswald.De

Address for Applications:
Nordisches Institut, Hans-Fallada-Stra�e 20
Greifswald/ Pommern
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern D-17487
Deutschland

Der graduierte Mitarbeiter k�nnte ab sofort als BAT 2 A O-Vollzeit in
unser Projekt "T�lusp�" einsteigen.
Der Aufgabenbereich w�re so gesteckt, da� er sich vorwiegend mit
Datenbanken und ihrer Programmierung auskennen m��te, gleichg�ltig wie
diese Kenntnisse erworben wurden (durch Studium oder autodidaktisch).
Au�erdem soll er die Programme des Projektes pflegen.
Das Greifswalder Projekt T�lusp� wird nach dem RWH-Konzept bearbeitet
("Rechnergest�tztes Stammbildungs- und Formenerzeugungs-W�rterbuch mit
Handschriftenanbindung) und hat die altisl�ndische Morphologie zum
Gegenstand: Die entwickelten Programme sollen aus Wurzeln alle St�mme
und aus diesen alle theoretisch m�glichen Wortformen erzeugen. An dieses
virtuelle Gebilde werden dann diplomatisch erfa�te Handschriftentexte
der mittelalterlichen altisl�ndischen �berlieferung angekoppelt, um
diese zu untersuchen.
Es w�re gut, wenn ein Bewerber auch etwas aufgeschlossen der
Sprachwissenschaft gegen�berst�nde und eine stark flektierende Sprache
gelernt h�tte.

Thorwald Poschenrieder, Greifswald, den 1.2.2000
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Message 2: Comp Ling/NLP: Projects - Software Staffing Solutions/ Washington USA

Date: 2 Feb 2000 14:11:22 -0000
From: Donn Dore <ddsssolutions.com>
Subject: Comp Ling/NLP: Projects - Software Staffing Solutions/ Washington USA


Rank of Job: mid level to senior
Areas Required: NLP
Other Desired Areas: see description
University or Organization: Software Staffing Solutions
Department: 
State or Province: Washington
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: asap
Contact: Donn Dore ddsssolutions.com

Address for Applications:
12835 SE 306th Place
Auburn
WA 98092
USA

I am a recruiter and I am working with a company in the Seattle area
that is seeking speech scientists to join their staff. The positions
that we are trying to fill all in one way or another relate to computers
and software as well since the company is involved in sophisticated
natural language processing. I am including below several snapshots of
the kinds of people that we need. If you could review them and share
them with any of your associates that may have an interest in such
positions I would appreciate it. Please email resumes.
Here is a sampling of the need:

Speech Scientist
The successful candidate will help improve and create core technical
resources and algorithms in the areas of speech recognition and
text-to-speech (TTS). The candidate will help to develop and apply
objective techniques to measure technology improvements under conditions
that reflect the company's products and markets. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with existing text-to-speech or speech recognition algorithms to
extend and improve them
Develop new algorithms for text-to-speech or speech recognition
Extend algorithms and supporting resources for new languages
Consult with developers on optimal application of the technology
Consult with marketing to access potential new applications
Perform any other duties which may be assigned or necessary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
DSP, Statistics, Acoustic Phonetics, Search, algorithm design
Knowledge of signal analysis tools
C/C++, DSP programming, Windows, Unix
Knowledge of multiple languages beneficial
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or
related field
At least 2 years experience with speech technology
Previous experience with speech applications a strong plus
Additional Information: 
Able to work with limited supervision
Able to communicate effectively with scientists, developers, and
marketers
Adaptable and Creative
Self-motivated
Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington


Software Engineer-Prosody
The successful candidate will assist in the creation of prosodic models
for multiple languages used by the company's proprietary
text-to-speech engine. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Create prosodic models for multiple languages to be used by the
text-to-speech system
Extend prosody unit as necessary for specific languages
Perform and any other duties which may be assigned or necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong C programming skills on Windows 98/NT platform
Thorough understanding of prosody and phonology
Additional knowledge of linguistics or natural language processing a
strong plus
Knowledge of multiple languages a plus
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications:
M.S. or equivalent in Computer Science or Linguistics
Previous experience with speech applications a strong plus
Additional Information: 
Able to work with limited supervision
Strong problem-solving skills
Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington


Software Engineer-Text Normalization
The successful candidate will extend the text normalization component of
the company's proprietary text-to-speech and speech recognition
system, including adapting the text normalization unit to process new
languages. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Extend the text normalization unit to more flexibly process written
text
Specify text normalization rules for processing new languages
Create other text processing components as necessary for specific
languages
Perform any other duties which may be assigned or necessary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with basics of compiler design
Knowledge of basics of phonology
Strong C programming skills on Windows platforms
Knowledge of multiple languages and their writing conventions a strong
plus
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications:
B.S., M.S., or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
Previous experience with natural language processing a strong plus
Previous experience with speech applications a plus
Additional Information: 
Able to work with limited supervision
Strong problem-solving skills
Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington


Software Engineer-Time Domain
The successful candidate will create tools to analyze and manage
recorded speech data. The candidate will create automated scripts for
extracting data from large speech corpora and use digital signal
processing techniques to adjust speech data. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Create tools for editing and managing large amounts of recorded speech
data
Perform and any other duties which may be assigned or necessary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong C programming skills on Windows 98/NT platform
Strong understanding of DSP and signal analysis tools
Knowledge of acoustic phonetics or phonology a strong plus
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications:
B.S., M.S., or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
Previous experience with speech applications a strong plus
Ability to measure, publicize and promote improvements within the
company
Additional Information: 
Able to work with limited supervision
Strong problem-solving skills
Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington


Speech Engineer-Lexicon
The successful candidate will edit and enhance the lexical data files
used by the company's proprietary speech engine for multiple
languages. The candidate will also be responsible for part-of-speech
training for different languages, and may assist with the training of
other language components.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Verify and correct data in lexical data files for multiple languages
Write scripts for automating dictionary updates
Edit part-of-speech corpora to ensure the successful training of the
part-of-speech tagger
Oversee part-of-speech training
Perform any other linguistic duties which may be assigned or necessary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Fluency in at least one major European or East Asian language. Fluency
in two languages preferred.
Thorough knowledge of phonetics, phonology, or morphology.
Familiarity with at least one text editor, including use of macros.
Willingness to learn script programming. Previous experience with
script writing a strong plus. 
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications:
M.A., Ph.D., or equivalent in Linguistics or a specific language. 
Previous experience with computer lexical work a strong plus.
Previous experience with speech applications a strong plus.
Additional Information: 
Able to work with limited supervision
Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously 
Meticulous and detail-oriented
Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington


Speech Engineer-Training
The successful candidate will train the company's proprietary
text-to-speech and speech recognition system from recorded speech
corpora to accommodate new languages. Training will include the
selection of an appropriate phoneme set, training of text-to-speech and
speech recognition data files, and training of spelling-to-pronunciation
rule set.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish an appropriate phone set for each new language
Design and conduct experiments to improve engine performance 
Use in-house tools to train text-to-speech and speech recognition data
files from recorded speech corpora
Use in-house tools to train spelling-to-pronunciation data files
Perform training of other data files as necessary
Perform any other duties which may be assigned or necessary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of acoustic phonetics and phonology
Knowledge of multiple languages a strong plus
Familiarity with running programs in a Windows 98/NT environment
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications
M.A., Ph.D., or equivalent in Acoustic Phonetics, Phonology, or
Morphology
Previous experience with speech applications a strong plus
Additional Information 
�	Able to work with limited supervision
�	Strong problem-solving skills
�	Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington


 Software Engineer-Morphology
The successful candidate will create a morphology engine for use in the
company's proprietary text-to-speech and speech recognition
engine. The candidate will also create data files for a variety of
languages ranging from European to East Asian. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Create and test a language-independent morphology engine for predicting
pronunciations and parts-of-speech of inflected words.
Train the morphology engine to accommodate multiple languages.
Perform any other duties which may be assigned or necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Solid understanding of morphology
Strong C programming skills on Windows 98/NT platform
Familiarity with basics of linguistics
Experience with natural language processing a strong plus
Knowledge of multiple languages a plus
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications:
M.S. or equivalent in Computer Science
Previous experience with speech applications a strong plus
Additional Information 
Able to work with limited supervision
Self-motivated
Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington


Natural Language Processing Scientist
The successful candidate will help improve and create core technical
resources and algorithms in Natural Language Processing as needed. The
candidate will help create advances in language modeling, semantic
processing, dialog modeling, and knowledge representation to improve and
extend the company's products.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with existing algorithms to extend and improve them
Create next generation interfaces 
Develop new algorithms for semantic processing and dialog modeling
Extend algorithms and supporting resources for new languages
Consult with developers on optimal application of the technology
Consult with marketing to access potential new applications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
NLP, Statistics, Acoustic Phonetics, Search, algorithm design
Experience with automatic learning and syntactic tagging systems
Knowledge of existing NLP tools desired
C/C++, DSP programming, Windows, Unix
Knowledge of multiple languages beneficial
Education, Certification, Training and/or Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Linguistics, or related field
At least 2 years experience in Natural Language Processing
Previous experience with speech processing and applications a plus
Ability to measure, publicize and promote improvements within the
company
Additional Information 
�	Able to work with limited supervision
�	Able to communicate effectively with scientists, developers, and
marketers
�	Adaptable and Creative
�	Self-motivated
�	Willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington
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