LINGUIST List 14.2453

Tue Sep 16 2003

Jobs: German: Programmer, Rhetorical Systems, UK

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  1. art, German & Text-to-speech Systems: Programmer, Rhetorical Systems, UK

Message 1: German & Text-to-speech Systems: Programmer, Rhetorical Systems, UK

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 08:01:50 +0000
From: art <>
Subject: German & Text-to-speech Systems: Programmer, Rhetorical Systems, UK

University or Organization: Rhetorical Systems
Rank of Job: Programmer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology,
		 Text/Corpus Linguistics, Text-to-speech Systems
Required Language(s): German, Standard (Code = GER)


German-language speech scientist wanted

Rhetorical Systems is seeking to strengthen the development team for
developing the German version of rVoice, our text-to-speech system. We
are looking for a native German-speaking person in the area of speech
processing. Initially the position is for six months, but the
intention is to turn this into a permanent position.

The minimum requirement is a solid background in acoustic phonetics
and the phonetics of German. Candidates with experience in unit
selection speech synthesis are strongly preferred, as are candidates
with knowledge of speech signal processing. Programming experience in
Python or C++ is a definite advantage. Our development environment is
Linux, and a background in one of the flavours of Unix is desirable.

Rhetorical Systems is a leading provider of text-to-speech (TTS)
solutions. We are headquartered in Edinburgh, with offices in London,
Boston and Texas. Our research and development team, based in
Edinburgh, is the largest and most experienced text-to-speech team in
the world. In addition we have close links with the University of
Edinburgh, which has distinguished departments for Linguistics,
Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, and a long history of
speech research.

The deadline for applications (email preferred) is Friday 17 October

If you are interested, send covering letter and CV to:

Art Blokland 4 Crichton's Close
Manager, Languages Edinburgh EH8 8DT
Rhetorical Systems Ltd Scotland
T: ( +44 ) ( 0 ) 131 525 6811
F: ( +44 ) ( 0 ) 131 525 6888

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Art Blokland
	Rhetorical Systems
	4 Crichton's Close
	Edinburgh, EH8 8DT
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 17-Oct-2003

Contact Information:
	Dr Art Blokland
	Tel: +44 131 525 6811
	Fax: +44 131 525 6888

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