LINGUIST List 11.827

Tue Apr 11 2000

Jobs: Comp Linguist (Mexican Spanish), L&H Belgium

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  1. Pierre Eggermont, CompLinguist(Mexican Spanish) at Lernout&Hauspie Speech Products(L&H) Ieper, Belgium

Message 1: CompLinguist(Mexican Spanish) at Lernout&Hauspie Speech Products(L&H) Ieper, Belgium

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 18:33:19 +0200
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: CompLinguist(Mexican Spanish) at Lernout&Hauspie Speech Products(L&H) 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 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

 (Computational) Linguist Mexican Spanish
 Speech and Language Technology


* You will work within a multi-disciplinary team of linguists, engineers and
 programmers on the development of software systems in the field of Speech,
 Artificial Intelligence and Language.
* In the startup phase, your tasks will typically include: basic phonetic and
 language study in view of technology development and assessment of third 
 party providers of data and/or technology.
* You will be involved in all aspects of the development life cycle and focus 
 on system specification and design, implementation of linguistic rule sets,
 creation of acoustic and lexical databases, grapheme to phoneme conversion,
 prosodic analysis, software testing and quality control, preparation of
* Training is given both on-the-job and through lectures and technical
* Dedicated development environments are provided which allow language
 specialists to focus on their content: formalizing linguistic knowledge.
* You will report to the group or project manager.


* university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent;
* (near) native Mexican Spanish speaker with a conversational level of English;
* solid grounding in linguistic theory;
* good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:
 speech processing, natural language processing (NLP), computational 
 linguistics, programming, other languages;
* ability to work in a team and independently;
* IT literate;
* 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 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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