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LINGUIST List 16.2356

Tue Aug 09 2005

Jobs: Comp Ling: Jr Linguist, Scansoft International

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        1.    Heike Hoffmeister, Computational Linguistics/Greek: Junior Linguist, Scansoft International, Gent, Belgium

Message 1: Computational Linguistics/Greek: Junior Linguist, Scansoft International, Gent, Belgium
Date: 09-Aug-2005
From: Heike Hoffmeister <heike.hoffmeisterscansoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics/Greek: Junior Linguist, Scansoft International, Gent, Belgium

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University or Organization: ScanSoft International
Department: R&D TTS
Job Rank: Junior Linguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Native Greek
Required Language(s): Greek (GRK)

Are you the linguist who wants to launch himself into a career with a
leading speech and language technology company?

ScanSoft Inc. is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: SSFT) with offices
around the world. With nearly 1000 employees, we are the market-leading
supplier of speech and imaging solutions that are used to automate a wide
range of manual processes - increasing productivity, reducing costs and
improving customer service. With over 10 million registered users and leading
corporate customers - including Chevron, the Internal Revenue Service, Kodak and
Morgan Stanley - ScanSoft's innovative imaging and speech technologies are among
the most pervasive in the world. The company also has strategic business and
bundle relationships with the world's leading technology companies, including
AOL/Time Warner, Canon, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Microsoft and Xerox.

Scansoft is currently looking for a Junior Linguist - Greek. Your function
will be to create a state-of-the-art voice for use with the market-leading
RealSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) engine. You will join the team in Gent,

Design of text corpora for recording and testing
•Selection of voice talents
•Coaching the voice talent
•Creation of linguistic module of Greek TTS
•Processing speech data
•Creating and tuning the TTS voice
•Testing and productization of the TTS voice

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people who want to learn about,
or increased their knowledge of, speech technology while making a real
contribution to a successful product. In terms of skills, we are seeking
people who can do most - but not necessarily all - of the following.

If you?
Are a native speaker of standard Greek or fluently speak standard Greek
•Have some experience working in speech and/or linguistics or related
fields (we're especially interested if you've studied phonetics) either in
academia or in industry
•Have some computational ability - no programming is required, but you
should be comfortable working with MS Windows
•If you know some awk or Perl, it would be an advantage, but is not required.
•Are willing to work in Gent, Belgium for the duration of the contract

then we would love to hear from you.

•A 5 month contract, with a possibility of extension.
•Training in all aspects of the work, and you will be working with a
talented and committed team.
•An exciting job with an innovative and performing international company
•The opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, supportive team
•Relocation, travel and accommodation assistance.

Please apply to this position via our careers website at

We are looking forward to receiving your application. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heike Hoffmeister at
+49-241-8871 103.

Address for Applications:

Heike Hoffmeister
Kackertstr. 10
Aachen 52072

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2005

Contact Information:

Heike Hoffmeister
Email: heike.hoffmeisterscansoft.com
Phone: +49-241 8871 103
Website: http://www.scansoft.com

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