LINGUIST List 15.1362

Fri Apr 30 2004

Jobs: French: Scientist, Rhetorical Systems, UK

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Message 1: French & Text to Speech Systems: Scientist, Rhetorical Systems, UK

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:06:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: art <artrhetorical.com>
Subject: French & Text to Speech Systems: Scientist, Rhetorical Systems, UK



University or Organization: Rhetorical Systems
Rank of Job: Scientist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Phonetics, 
		 Text to Speech Systems
Required Language(s): French (Code = FRN)


Description:

French-language speech scientist wanted

Rhetorical Systems is expanding the range of languages offered in its
high-quality rVoice text-to-speech system, to include European French and
Canadian French. We are looking for a French-speaking person, with knowledge
of both varieties of French, to join our dedicated team of scientists and
developers. 

The minimum requirement is a solid background in one of the following:
acoustic phonetics of French, unit selection speech synthesis, speech signal
processing, French computational linguistics, French lexicon development.
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 starting date for the appointment is open, and there is no deadline for
applications. Email applications are preferred. 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 www.rhetorical.com
F: ( +44 ) ( 0 ) 131 525 6888
E: artrhetorical.com


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Art Blokland
	Rhetorical Systems Ltd
	4 Crichton's Close
	Edinburgh, EH8 8DT
	United Kingdom 

Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:

	Art Blokland.
	Email: artrhetorical.com
	Tel: +44 131 525 6811
	Fax: +44 131 525 6888
	Website: http://www.rhetorical.com

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