LINGUIST List 15.2383

Wed Aug 25 2004

Jobs: Computational Ling: Lang Specialist, Belgium

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  1. abaeyens, Jobs: Norwegian/Bokmaal & Computational Ling: Lang Specialist, Belgium

Message 1: Jobs: Norwegian/Bokmaal & Computational Ling: Lang Specialist, Belgium

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:03:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: abaeyens <>
Subject: Jobs: Norwegian/Bokmaal & Computational Ling: Lang Specialist, Belgium

University or Organization: ScanSoft
Rank of Job: Language Specialist
Specialty Areas: Applied Ling, Computational Ling, General Ling, 
		 Phonetics, Phonology
Required Languages: Norwegian, Bokmaal


ScanSoft is currently looking for a fluent Norwegian speaking voice

Your function will be to create a state-of-the-art voice for use with
the market-leading RealSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) engine. You will
join the team in Merelbeke, Belgium.

- Design of text corpora for recording and testing
- Selection of voice talents
- Coaching the voice talent
- Processing speech data
- Creating and tuning the TTS voice
- Testing and productization of the TTS voice

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people who want to
learn about, or increased their knowledge of, speech technology while
making a real contribution to a successful product. 

In terms of skills, we are seeking people who can do most -- but not
necessarily all -- of the following:
- Fluently speak standard Norwegian 
- Have some experience working in speech and/or linguistics or related fields
 (We're especially interested if you've studied phonetics.) either in
 academia or in industry 
- Have some computational ability -- no programming is required, but
 you should be comfortable working with MS Windows
- Know some awk or Perl
- Are willing to work in Merelbeke (near Gent in Belgium) for the
 duration of the contract.

- A 9-12 month contract, with a possibility of extension.
- Training in all aspects of the work, and you will be working with a
 talented and committed team.
- An exciting job with an innovative and performing international company
- The opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, supportive team
- Competitive remuneration package
- Relocation, travel and accommodation assistance.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Ann Baeyens
	ScanSoft Belgium, Recruitment Specialist
	Guldensporenpark 32
	Merelbeke, 9820
	Applications are due by 30-Sep-2004

Contact Information:

	Ann Baeyens
	Tel: 09/239 80 91

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