LINGUIST List 12.1800

Thu Jul 12 2001

Jobs: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA USA

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  1. Human Resources, Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA USA

Message 1: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA USA

Date: 6 Jul 2001 18:04:18 -0000
From: Human Resources <>
Subject: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Dialog Designer
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: General Magic
Department: Speech & Language
State or Province: CA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: ASAP
Contact: Human Resources

Address for Applications:
420 N. Mary Avenue 
CA 94085

Work with a team of dialog designers and engineers to design and
develop voice user interface applications, products and tools. Job
duties will include: designing dialogs, programming in Voice XML,
writing voice recognition grammars, working with voice talent to
records audio files, training others in how to design voice user
interface systems that sound linguistically natural and have

The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker and will have
well developed analytic and problem solving skills. Sensitivity to
conversational language, ideally with linguistic training
(i.e. discourse, pragmatics, phonetics/phonology, etc.). Ability to
organize and convey information to a group (i.e. business
consulting/training and/or academic teaching experience). Must be a
professional team player who is also able to take on new challenges
and responsibilities. Programming experience in Voice XML, JSP, Java
is highly desirable. Web development experience a plus. Acting,
directing, or script-writing/ creative writing a plus. Bachelors or
Masters degree in Linguistics preferred.

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