LINGUIST List 15.2529

Sat Sep 11 2004

Jobs: Thai/Applied Ling: Lang Specialist, Scansoft

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  1. kristine.isebaert, Jobs: Thai & Lang Specialist: Language Specialist, Scansoft, Belgium

Message 1: Jobs: Thai & Lang Specialist: Language Specialist, Scansoft, Belgium

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:30:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: kristine.isebaert <>
Subject: Jobs: Thai & Lang Specialist: Language Specialist, Scansoft, Belgium

University or Organization: Scansoft
Rank of Job: Language Specialist
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics,
		 General Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology
Required Language(s): Thai 
		 (Code = THJ)


Scansoft is currently looking for 2 Thai speaking Voice Developers.

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. 
- (Very) Fluently speak standard Thai
- 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
- If you know some awk or Perl, it would be an advantage, but is not required.
- Are willing to work in Merelbeke (near Gent in Belgium) for the
 duration of the contract

- A 6-12 months 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: Kristine Isebaert
	Guldensporenpark 32
	Applications are due by 01-Nov-2004

Contact Information:

	Kristine Isebaert
	Tel: +32 9 239 80 91

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