LINGUIST List 15.3118

Fri Nov 05 2004

Jobs: Spanish/Phonetics: Lead Comp Linguist, Eliza Corp

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        1.    Korinne Forgione, English/Spanish/Phonetics: Lead Comp Linguist, Eliza Corp., MA, USA



Message 1: English/Spanish/Phonetics: Lead Comp Linguist, Eliza Corp., MA, USA

Date: 05-Nov-2004
From: Korinne Forgione <kforgioneelizacorp.com>
Subject: English/Spanish/Phonetics: Lead Comp Linguist, Eliza Corp., MA, USA


University or Organization: Eliza Corp. 
 Job Rank: Lead Computational Linguist  
 Specialty Areas: Phonetics 
 Required Language(s): English & Spanish 
 
 
 Description:
  
 You will be responsible for the design and implementation of functionally
 complete libraries of linguistic resources (including grammars and
 lexicons). You will develop grammars and dictionaries for use with our
 state-of-the art speech recognition engine, and will lead the efforts of
 other computational linguists.  Project management skills, such as the
 ability to create schedules and judge schedule impacts, are required. 
 Experience in version control and configuration management for rolling
 releases into production is also required.
 
 Candidates must be native speakers of American English.  Candidates should
 also possess skills in a second language, and be sensitive to the
 requirements for linguistic analysis in other languages (e.g., Spanish). 
 He/She must be able to program in commonly used scripting languages for
 research and statistical analysis.
 
 Description:
 This position is part of the ongoing expansion at Eliza. You will maintain
 the Eliza recognition engines in multiple languages, beginning with English
 and Spanish.  Eliza provides a dynamic, fast-paced, and results-oriented
 environment.
 
  Responsibilities:
 - Tracking and analyzing linguistic data from application deployments.
 - Training, testing, and releasing new acoustic models.
 - Developing word models and dictionaries.
 - Testing new tools for word model development, tuning, and simulation.
 - Versioning control/compatibility across multiple releases. Interfacing with  
   Application Development, Marketing and customers.
 - Opportunity for language-specific R&D work (e.g., Spanish).
 - Documentation and reporting of progress to the CTO and the head of
   production team.
 - Hands on technical leader, with both development skills/responsibilities
   and team mentoring/leadership roles
 
 Required Skills:
 - Experience in Linguistics (5+ years)
 - Background in speech recognition
 - Fluent in C# or C++
 - Scripting languages (JavaScript, PERL, other)
 - Expert user in Windows platforms
 - Program/Project Management (3+ years industry experience)
 - Bilingual in Spanish a plus
 - Excellent trouble-shooting skills 
 - High comfort level interacting with sales, systems integrators, end-users, and    
   software engineers 
 - Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a larger team 
 - Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills 
 
  Education:
 - M.S.  in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
 - M.A. or higher in Linguistics with specialization in phonetics or
   computational linguistics
 
 
 Address for Applications: 
 
  Korinne Forgione 
  100 Cummings Center 
  Beverly, MA 01915 
  United States of America  
 
 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
 
 Contact Information
 
  Korinne Forgione 
  Email: kforgioneelizacorp.com 
  Phone: 978-921-2700 
  Website: http://www.elizacorp.com/
 
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