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Tue Dec 21 2004

Jobs: Welsh/Comp Ling: Rank Open, U of Wales

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        1.    Delyth Prys, Welsh/Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Univerisity of Wales, Bangor, UK



Message 1: Welsh/Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Univerisity of Wales, Bangor, UK

Date: 21-Dec-2004
From: Delyth Prys <d.prysbangor.ac.uk>
Subject: Welsh/Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Univerisity of Wales, Bangor, UK


University or Organization: Univeristy of Wales, Bangor 
 Department: Canolfan Bedwyr
 Job Rank: Rank Open  
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Software Engineering 
 Required Language: Welsh (WLS)
 
 Description:
 
 e-Welsh posts at Canolfan Bedwyr
 ALC Grade 1 - 2: £19,460 - £29,128 p.a.
 
 This unique Centre which develops language technology tools for Welsh is hoping
 to appoint software engineers, speech technology specialists and linguists to
 join the team (at least two posts).  Those appointed will have the opportunity
 to contribute to innovative projects developing Welsh spelling and grammar
 checkers, terminology databases, electronic on-line dictionaries and
 text-to-speech synthesisers for computers. 
 
 The person(s) appointed to the software engineer post(s) will have a background
 in computing.  They will also be experienced in the use of C++, Java, Perl and
 similar.  Ideally they will have three or four years experience of working as a
 software engineer and will already be involved in Welsh language software
 development. 
 
 The person(s) appointed to the speech technology post(s) will have a background
 in acoustic phonetics and experience in the field of concatenative
 text-to-speech  synthesis or automatic speech recognition. A track record of
 working with a minority language will be strongly preferred. Experience of
 hand-labelling a corpus at the phonetic level and of the Festival speech
 synthesis development framework will be highly desirable.  
 
 The ability to communicate in both Welsh and English, and a pleasant personality
 and the ability to work as part of a team are essential attributes for these
 posts.  
 
 Salary will be on the ALC 1- 2 range dependent on qualifications and experience.
 
 These posts are available to commence immediately. They are for one year in the
 first instance with the possibility of becoming permanent, depending on funding. 
 
 e-Welsh projects are part-funded by the EU's INTERREG IIIA Community
 Enterprise Programme and by the Welsh Language Board.
 
 
 Address for Applications: 
 
  Bethan Hughes 
  Human Resources 
  Univeristy of Wales, Bangor 
  Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG 
  United Kingdom  
 
 Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2005 
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Delyth Prys 
  Email: d.prysbangor.ac.uk 
  Phone: +44 (0)1248 382800 
  Website: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/ar/cb/index.php
 
 This announcement was accompanied by a donation to the LINGUIST List!
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