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LINGUIST List 16.2355

Tue Aug 09 2005

Jobs: Comp Ling: Language Specialist, SVOX AG

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        1.     Gutzwiller, Computational Linguistics: Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 09-Aug-2005
From: Gutzwiller <gutzwillersvox.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland

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University or Organization: SVOX AG
Job Rank: Language Specialist
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics;
Phonology; Swedish; Danish; Russian; Polish; Text-to-Speech


SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech. We
are seeking to temporarily (6 - 10 months) add to our language development
team several language specialists for Swedish, Danish, Russian, and Polish.
You will create new language components for use with our state-of-the-art
text-to-speech engine.

We invite applications from language specialists that natively speak one or
more of the above mentioned languages. SVOX provides a varied position in
an international, fast-paced, results-oriented environment.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Development of language-specific components needed to analyze texts
(grammars, rule sets, lexicon evaluation and script-based adaption)
- Quality assessment and improvement 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 and Required Skills:
- Native speaker of Swedish, Danish, Russian, or Polish. Expert knowledge
of one or more of the other languages is a strong plus
- Masters 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
- Has a positive attitude and enjoys working in a team
- Programming and scripting skills are desirable
- Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland for 6 - 10 months

Start Dates are:
- For Swedish: as soon as possible
- Others: early 2006

To apply:
Please send a cover letter and your resume to hrsvox.com.

Address for Applications

Baslerstrasse 30
Zurich CH-8048

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information

Email: hrsvox.com
Phone: +41 43 544 06 20
Website: http://www.svox.com

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