LINGUIST List 11.23

Tue Jan 11 2000

Jobs: Computational Ling, Computational Ling

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  1. Pianesi Fabio, Comp Ling: Programmer at ITC-Irst,Italy
  2. Sylvia Joos, Comp Ling: Portuguese Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Message 1: Comp Ling: Programmer at ITC-Irst,Italy

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 10:24:37 +0100
From: Pianesi Fabio <pianesiirst.itc.it>
Subject: Comp Ling: Programmer at ITC-Irst,Italy

The Cognitive and Communication Technologies (CCT) division at
ITC-Irst (www.itc.it/enITCirst/) has the following openings for
temporary positions (2 years, renewable) starting as soon as possible:

- one computer scientist to collaborate in the EC funded projects
Renaissance (V Framework). The ideal candidate should have good
programming skills. Experience in dialogue systems and/or planning
techniques, and a good working knowledge of English are a plus.

- one computer scientist with experience in speech analysis and/or
synthesis to cooperate in the EC funded project M-PIRO (V
Framework). Native knowledge of Italian and good programming skills
are required. A working knowledge of English is a plus.

- one computer scientist/computational linguist to collaborate in the
information extraction activity of CTT. The ideal candidate should
have good programming skills. Experience in NLP techniques (in
particular, finite state parsing) and a good working knowledge of
English are a plus.

In addition to this, the candidates will be willing to integrate in a
dynamic research group committed to international excellence.

To apply, please send a CV plus list of publications to:

Fabio Pianesi
Vice-head of the CCT Division
IRST
38050 Povo (Tn)
Italy
email: pianesiitc.it

Applications via e-mail are welcome.

About CCT.

The Cognitive and Communication Technologies division at IRST is one
of the leading European research groups in areas such as Natural
Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction and Dialogue Systems,
Multi-modality, Natural Language Generation, and Production and
Maintenance of Linguistic Resources. Committed to both base and
applied research, CCT has consolidated links and pursues joint
research efforts with many of the main research centres all over the
world. As part of ITC-Irst, CCT is a member of the European Network of
Excellence in Natural Language and Speech (ELSNET).
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Message 2: Comp Ling: Portuguese Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:36:51 +0100
From: Sylvia Joos <Sylvia.Jooslhs.be>
Subject: Comp Ling: Portuguese Specialist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium


Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is a global leader in advanced speech
and language solutions for computers, cars, telecommunications, embedded products,
consumer goods and the internet. The company makes the speech user interface 
(SUI), the keystone of simple, convenient interaction between humans
and technology, and uses advanced translation technology to break down cultural
barriers. The L&H team is 1700 people in 25 countries. The headquarters is located
in Ieper, Belgium.

For the development of Brazilian and European Portuguese language and speech
technology, Lernout & Hauspie
is currently looking for a

 Brazilian Portuguese Language Specialist
 and
 European Portuguese Language Specialist
 for the Corporate R&D Division
 located in Ieper (Belgium)

Function:
This person will work on the development of speech synthesis systems. He/she
will work in a language
development group and report to the group or project manager.

Profile:
� university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent
� (near-)native Brazilian Portuguese or European Portuguese
� knowledge of phonetics
� interest in other languages and their linguistic aspects
� at least a basic experience with and interest in computers
� good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are
considered an asset:
- near-native command of English
- speech processing, esp. text-to-speech synthesis
 - computer linguistics
 - natural language processing (NLP)
 - spoken dialog systems
 - computer technology
 - standard software packages
 - programming
 - other languages than the target language
� ability to work in a team and independently
� perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness
� good social and communicative abilities
� willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time

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

 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department
 attn. Ms. Ann De Somere
 Flanders Language Valley, 50
 B-8900 Ieper
 BELGIUM

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

http://www.lhs.com

You may also want to send an e-mail to <mailto:job-announcelhs.be> to obtain a 
list of all current job openings at L&H.
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