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LINGUIST List 16.3564

Thu Dec 15 2005

Jobs: Lexicography: Language Specialist, UK

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        1.    Kate Knill, Lexicography: Language Specialist, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambs, United Kingdom


Message 1: Lexicography: Language Specialist, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambs, United Kingdom
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Kate Knill <kate.knillcrl.toshiba.co.uk>
Subject: Lexicography: Language Specialist, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambs, United Kingdom


University or Organization: Toshiba Research Europe Ltd
Department: Speech Technology Group, CRL
Job Rank: Language Specialist
Specialty Areas: Lexicography
Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
English (eng)
French (fra)
German, Standard (deu)
Italian (ita)
Spanish (spa)
Swedish (swe)


Description:

Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge Research Lab (CRL) are looking for a
language (lexicon) specialist to maintain and improve our lexical databases
for European and American speech recognition and synthesis.

This is a contract position for 3 months initially, extendable to 1 year if
performance is satisfactory. As this is a contract position, applicants
must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Knowledge & Skills:
- Fluent English and at least one other major European language
- Able to work with unfamiliar languages
- Familiarity with Phonetic Alphabets
- Experience with speech technology preferred
- Pragmatic and practical attitude to pronunciations
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Knowledge of the interactive development process preferred.
- Excellent trouble-shooting skills
- Script (Perl/Python) programming skills

Education & Training:
B.A. in Linguistics or in a European language with Linguistics Coursework.
Related work experience is also acceptable.

The Toshiba CRL Speech Technology Group is a multinational team.
Established in 2002, we play a significant role in developing Toshiba's
speech recognition and synthesis capabilities. Work done within the group
contributes to Toshiba's core speech technology and support of European and
American languages. We collaborate with Toshiba RDC in Japan, Toshiba China
and the University of Cambridge.

Please send electronic applications only to stg-jobscrl.toshiba.co.uk


Address for Applications:

Dr Kate Knill
St George House, 1 Guildhall St
Cambridge, Cambs CB2 3NH
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 30-Jan-2006

Contact Information:

Dr Kate Knill
Email: stg-jobscrl.toshiba.co.uk
Phone: +44-1223-376934
Fax: +44-1223-376909
Website: http://www.toshiba-europe.com/research/index.html


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