LINGUIST List 15.3557
Tue Dec 21 2004
Jobs: Welsh/Comp Ling: Rank Open, U of Wales
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Welsh/Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Univerisity of Wales, Bangor, UK
Message 1: Welsh/Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Univerisity of Wales, Bangor, UK
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)
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
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
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:
Univeristy of Wales, Bangor
Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG
Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2005
Phone: +44 (0)1248 382800
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