LINGUIST List 13.1357

Wed May 15 2002

Jobs: Phonology/Computational Ling: Analyst MA USA

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  1. Vittorio Bares, Phonology, Computational Ling: Analyst for Phonetic Systems, MA USA

Message 1: Phonology, Computational Ling: Analyst for Phonetic Systems, MA USA

Date: 14 May 2002 15:51:38 -0000
From: Vittorio Bares <vbaresphoneticsystems.com>
Subject: Phonology, Computational Ling: Analyst for Phonetic Systems, MA USA


Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Linguist
Other Desired Areas: Phonology, computational, statistics
University or Organization: Phonetic Systems
Department: Technical Services
State or Province: MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: Any
Contact: Vittorio Bares vbaresphoneticsystems.com

Address for Applications:
35 Crosby Drive, Suite 300
Bedford
MA 01730
USA

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Linguist/Analyst			
Status:	Full-Time / Contractor
Reports to: Vittorio Bares - Director Technical Services Directory
Assistance

Summary
An Analyst working as a part of our Technical Services group in the
field of Directory Assistance. Works closely with the R&D team on data
analysis.

Requirements
* A good understanding of Linguistic Phonology
* A background in computational linguistics
* Programming or scripting skills
* A background in statistics 
* Understanding of data manipulation - SQL query skills a plus
* Candidate should be prepared to travel to:
	- Customer Sites
	- R&D in Israel (for full time position)
* Candidate should be a self starter
* Candidate should be detail oriented and thorough

Job Duties
* Phonetic Transcriptions
* Data analysis in order to provide good aliasing rules
* Aliasing analysis in order to provide input to R&D to improve our
tools
* Statistical analysis of field results for the purpose of:
	- Measuring software performance
	- Measuring data performance
	- Determining improvements in both software, human factors and data
	preparation
* Parsing raw data from data providers into Phonetic Systems format
* Thorough analysis and research, as well as working with our R&D
department - create new ways of approaching data preparation and
formatting to improve recognition.
* Assist Technical Services in fine-tuning attributes applied to search
components in order to maximize data content and format to recognition
performance.
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