LINGUIST List 11.593

Fri Mar 17 2000

Jobs: Comp Ling:Project Manager-Farsi,Lernout&Hauspie

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  1. Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling:Project Manager-Farsi at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Message 1: Comp Ling:Project Manager-Farsi at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 19:09:39 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: Comp Ling:Project Manager-Farsi at 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 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):

 Project Manager Farsi
 Development Farsi Language & Speech Technology


* You will manage and coordinate software development projects in the area 
of language and speech processing technology and systems for Farsi.
* You will coordinate the start-up of the Farsi 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 Turkey.
* You will streamline the gathering of corpora and acoustic data, the
development of an L&H specific grammars and lexicons for Farsi 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 Turkish and Iranian institutes, organizations, etc. .

* relevant university degree preferably in (computational) linguistics;
* an experience in management of development projects,
* experience in the field of natural language and/or speech processing;
* near-native or native speaker of Farsi and a conversational level of 
* good knowledge of and experience in at least two of the following are as:
speech processing, phonetics, lexicography, computational linguistics, 
language processing (NLP), programming, (e.g. C, C++, script languages,?), other
* able to work in a team and independently;
* perseverant, accurate and thorough;
* good social and communicative abilities;
* self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit;
* willing to travel for limited periods of time.


If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfill 
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)

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