LINGUIST List 13.2956

Thu Nov 14 2002

Jobs: Speech & Lang Technologies: Belgium

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  1. bart.deneve, Jobs: Speech & Lang Technologies: Lang Specialist, Scansoft Belgium

Message 1: Jobs: Speech & Lang Technologies: Lang Specialist, Scansoft Belgium

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 11:31:14 +0000
From: bart.deneve <>
Subject: Jobs: Speech & Lang Technologies: Lang Specialist, Scansoft Belgium

University or Organization: Scansoft Belgium
Rank of Job: Language Specialist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Speech and language technologies
Required Language(s): Chinese, Yue (Code = YUH)


We call on you to break through the boundaries. The boundaries between
text and speech, between paper and the digital world, between the
present and the future. For that is exactly what we do at ScanSoft
(Nasdaq: SSFT). More than 500 employees worldwide are leveraging more
than 15 years of commitment to develop unique innovations in the
digital imaging software, speech and language technologies. We are
backed with the expertise that has taken the industry to new
levels. We develop, support, market and sell award-winning software
applications, SDKs and technologies that enhance the user's experience
across multiple harware platforms. This by capturing and converting
paper documents and photographs into digital files that can be easily
edited, organized and shared on PCs and over the Internet, by allowing
users to enter text onto their PCs simply by speaking, or by enabling
computers to interact with customers by having text read to them. That
is why we call on you to join our dynamic team. Be part of our fast
growing track of continuing success. Break through the boundaries. We
currently have a temporary opening in our office in Ghent, Belgium:

Language Specialist Cantonese Chinese (m/f)
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 and Language.
- You will be involved in most aspects of the development life cycle
and focus on data annotation, grapheme to phoneme conversion, prosodic
analysis, software testing and quality control, preparation of
documentation and assessment of third party providers of data and/or
- Training is given on-the-job, and through technical documentation.
- Dedicated development environments are provided which allow language
specialists to focus on their content: formalizing linguistic

Your Profile:
- University degree in philology or linguistics;
- Native Cantonese Chinese 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, 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.

Break through the boundaries between you and a challenging technical
but casual work environment, great career opportunities, competitive
compensation packages including stock options and a car. Break through
now. Send your application and resume to ScanSoft Belgium, Bart De
Neve, International Employment Manager, Guldensporenpark 32, 9820
Merelbeke, Belgium, e-mail: or fax +32 (0)9 239 80

 Scansoft: productivity without boundaries.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Bart De Neve
	Scansoft Belgium
	Guldensporenlaan 32 - D
	Merelbeke, 9820
Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Mr. Bart De Neve.
	Tel: +32 (0)9 239 80 00

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