LINGUIST List 15.3066

Fri Oct 29 2004

Jobs: French/Applied Ling: Lang Specialist, Switzerland

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        1.    Marcel Riedi, French/Applied Ling: Lang Specialist Canadian French, SVOX AG, Switzerland



Message 1: French/Applied Ling: Lang Specialist Canadian French, SVOX AG, Switzerland

Date: 29-Oct-2004
From: Marcel Riedi <hrsvox.com>
Subject: French/Applied Ling: Lang Specialist Canadian French, SVOX AG, Switzerland


University or Organization: SVOX AG 
 Job Rank: Language Specialist Canadian French  
 Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; 
                           Phonetics; Phonology 
 Required Language: French
 
 
 Description:
 
 We are a dynamic technology company specializing in text-to-speech. We are
 seeking to add a native Canadian French speaking person to our language
 development team. This person will work on a project/temporary basis for 4
 months in the SVOX office in Zurich, Switzerland. 
 
 Tasks and responsibilities:
 - Development of language-specific components needed to analyze Canadian   
    French texts (grammars, lexica, rule sets)
 - Quality assessment of phonemic transcriptions
 - Definition of accentuation and phrasing rules
 - Preparation of text material for recordings
 - Supervising the recordings
 - Annotating the recordings and creating a speech database
 - Testing and quality assessment of the integrated system
 
 Qualifications:
 - Native speaker of Canadian French
 - Higher education degree in linguistics, computer science, or related field
 - 1+ years experience in text-to-speech technology
 - Interest in speech synthesis, prosody, and morpho-syntactic analysis of text
 - Working knowledge of English
 - Positive attitude and enjoys to work in a team
 - Programming and scripting skills are desirable
 
 
 Address for Applications 
 
  SVOX AG, HR 
  Baslerstrasse 30 
  Zurich CH-8048 
  Switzerland  
 
 Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2004 
 
 Contact Information
 
  SVOX AG 
  Email: hrsvox.com 
  Phone: +41 43 544 06 20 
  Website: http://www.svox.com/
 
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