LINGUIST List 15.1362

Fri Apr 30 2004

Jobs: French: Scientist, Rhetorical Systems, UK

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

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

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:06:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: art <>
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)


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

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

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

Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:

	Art Blokland.
	Tel: +44 131 525 6811
	Fax: +44 131 525 6888

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