LINGUIST List 11.414

Mon Feb 28 2000

Jobs: French/German/Spanish Computational Ling

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  1. Pierre Eggermont, French Computational/Translation: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
  2. Vanessa Combet, German/Spanish Computational Ling: Database maintenance in France

Message 1: French Computational/Translation: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:11:48 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: French Computational/Translation: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

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 2.000 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):

 Linguist French
 Text Corpora & Lexical Group


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 evolutions;
* formulate proposals for improving working methods and supporting tools;
* report to and work closely with the team leader or group manager.

* native speaker of French;
* 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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Message 2: German/Spanish Computational Ling: Database maintenance in France

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 09:35:31 +0100
From: Vanessa Combet <>
Subject: German/Spanish Computational Ling: Database maintenance in France

SINEQUA (anciennement CORA-SA), start-up dynamique developpant des
logiciels, en particulier pour le e-commerce et Internet, qui
integrent des techniques d'analyses linguistiques, recherche :

 un(e) linguiste informaticien(ne) specialiste de l'allemand et
 un(e) linguiste informaticien(ne) specialiste de l'espagnol.

Description du poste :
Vous serez en charge de la creation, l'enrichissement et la
maintenance des ressources lexico-semantiques necessaires au
traitement de l'espagnol et de l'allemand par notre moteur de
recherche d'informations Intuition. Par ailleurs, vous serez egalement
amene(e) a adapter notre etiqueteur morpho-syntaxique pour le
traitement de ces langues, ce qui implique, entre autres, d'ecrire des
grammaires de desambigu�sation ou encore de preparer des corpus pour
entrainer notre analyseur. Enfin, vous serez directement implique(e)
dans les divers projets de recherche menes par nos equipes de
linguistes et d'informaticiens.

Competences requises :
* parfaite maitrise de l'espagnol ou de l'allemand (langue maternelle)
et bonne connaissance du francais ;
* formation universitaire superieure en linguistique informatique ou
linguistique (DESS, DEA, doctorat) ;
* autonomie en matiere de programmation, c'est-a-dire que vous etes
capable d'elaborer vos propres outils pour constituer, traiter et
exploiter des ressources linguistiques (dictionnaires, corpus,
grammaires) ;
* une bonne connaissance et/ou experience dans les domaines suivants
seront particulierement appreciees : lexicographie, terminologie,
recherche d'informations, extraction d'informations, multilinguisme
dans les systemes de recherche d'informations, autres langues...

Aspects pratiques :
La remun�ration sera fonction de l'experience et des competences des
candidats. Le lieu de travail est a Ivry sur Seine, en proche
banlieue parisienne. Les candidats doivent avoir le droit de
travailler en France.

Merci d'envoyer votre candidature par courrier electronique ou postal a :
 Vanessa Combet-Meunier
 51, rue Ledru Rollin
 94 200 Ivry sur Seine

SINEQUA (formerly CORA-SA), a dynamic software company developing
Natural Language products for e-commerce and the Web in particular,
has the following openings for:

 a German computational linguist;
 a Spanish computational linguist.

Position description:
The successful candidates will be required to create, enhance and
maintain the lexical and semantic Spanish and German databases used by
our search engine Intuition. The candidates will also be responsible
for training our part-of-speech tagger for these languages, which
means being able to write disambiguation grammars, to edit corpora to
ensure the successful training of out tagger, etc. The candidates will
directly be involved in the different research projects our linguists
and computer scientists carry out.

Skills required:
* (near) native speaker of Spanish or German and a good command of French;
* relevant university degree in (computational) linguistics;
* sufficient programming abilities to be able to build your own tools for
 the constitution and processing of linguistic resources;
* good knowledge of and/or experience in the following areas are considered
 an asset: lexicography, terminology, information retrieval and extraction,
 cross-language information retrieval, other languages...

Practical aspects:
Salary according to experience and qualifications.
The post is based in Ivry sur Seine (near Paris).
The candidates must have a work permit for France.

Please send your application letter and detailed resume by email or snail
mail to:
 Vanessa Combet-Meunier
 51, rue Ledru Rollin
 94 200 Ivry sur Seine
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