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Wed Oct 10 2001

Jobs: Computational Ling/Phonology: Research in UK

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  1. Seiji Kawanabe, Computational phonology/phonetics: Nuance Communications, Cambrige UK

Message 1: Computational phonology/phonetics: Nuance Communications, Cambrige UK

Date: 10 Oct 2001 18:25:11 -0000
From: Seiji Kawanabe <jobsnuance.com>
Subject: Computational phonology/phonetics: Nuance Communications, Cambrige UK

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Research Engineer - Computational
phonologist/phonetician
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: Engineering
State or Province: Cambrige
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: 01/01/2002
Contact: Seiji Kawanabe jobsnuance.com

Address for Applications:
1005 Hamilton Court
Menlo Park
CA 94025
USA

TITLE: Research Engineer - Computational phonologist/phonetician

SUMMARY: As a computational phonologist/phonetician in Nuance's
languages group, you will work closely with R&D teams developing
state-of-the-art text-to-speech and speech recognition systems. Your
job will be to develop lexica supplying high quality pronunciations in
several languages for TTS and ASR. The job will also involve the
development of systems to automatically generate words that are not in
the lexical. You will work on text processing front ends to TTS
systems that account for the specific requirements of each language.
In order to make highly realistic synthetic voices, you will work on
prosodic and phonological models that capture human speech variation.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
�	Develop and maintain pronunciation lexica for text-to-speech and 
speech recognition systems
�	Develop and maintain automatic pronunciation generation systems
�	Develop text processing algorithms
�	Develop prosodic and phonological models for text-to-speech systems

REQUIRED SKILLS:

�	Experience with generating pronunciations for TTS
� Native or near-native competency in a minimum of 2/3 : French,
German, Spanish
�	Strong coding skills - C++, Java, Perl
�	Knowledge of syntax and morphology

IDEAL SKILLS:

�	Experience with generating pronunciations for ASR
�	Experience in developing product software
�	Project management 

EDUCATION: Masters or Doctoral degree in linguistics or computational
linguistics with specialization in phonetics or phonology
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