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LINGUIST List 16.2365

Wed Aug 10 2005

Jobs: Comp Ling: Jr Linguist, ScanSoft International

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        1.    Heike Hoffmeister, Computational Linguistics/Danish: Junior Linguist, ScanSoft International, Gent, Belgium

Message 1: Computational Linguistics/Danish: Junior Linguist, ScanSoft International, Gent, Belgium
Date: 10-Aug-2005
From: Heike Hoffmeister <heike.hoffmeisterscansoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics/Danish: Junior Linguist, ScanSoft International, Gent, Belgium

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


ScanSoft Inc. is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: SSFT) with offices
around the world. With more than 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.

ScanSoft is currently looking for support from a

Danish Junior Linguists

Key Responsibilities:
Your function will be to create a state-of-the-art voice for use with the
market-leading RealSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) engine. Some of your key
tasks will be:

- Research on SMS and design of an SMS pre-processor
- Design of text corpora for development and testing
- Creating and tuning the TTS voice
- Testing and productisation of the TTS voice

Your Profile:
We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people who want to learn about,
or increase 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?

- fluently speak standard Danish
- have some experience in working with 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.

- and if you can dedicate 2-4 weeks to this project (working from home or in
our Belgium headquarter), then we would love to hear from you.

Please send your resume via email to scansoftagents.icims.com with the
subject line being: Job ID: 1228

We are looking forward to receiving your application! If you have any
questions, please contact Heike Hoffmeister, Manager International
Recruitment at 0049-241-8871 103.

Address for Applications:

Heike Hoffmeister
Kackertstr. 10
Aachen 52072

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

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

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