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LINGUIST List 17.185

Fri Jan 20 2006

Jobs: Italian & Phonetics: Developer, Nuance

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        1.    Nathalie Vandemoortele, Italian & Phonetics: Developer, Nuance, Belgium

Message 1: Italian & Phonetics: Developer, Nuance, Belgium
Date: 19-Jan-2006
From: Nathalie Vandemoortele <nathalie.vandemoortelenuance.com>
Subject: Italian & Phonetics: Developer, Nuance, Belgium

University or Organization: Nuance
Job Rank: Developer
Specialty Areas: Phonetics
Required Language(s): Italian (ita)


Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses
and consumers around the world. Every day, millions of users and thousands of
businesses experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, requesting account
information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their
destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched.
With more than 1200 employees worldwide, we are committed to make the user
experience more enjoyable by transforming the way people interact with
information and how they create, share and use documents. Making each of those
experiences productive and compelling is what Nuance is about.

To strengthen our young and enthusiastic R&D team in Europe, we are
currently looking for two

Voice Developers - Italian

Who will assist in the creation of state-of-the-art voice for use with the
market-leading RealSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) engine. You will join the
team in Merelbeke, Belgium.

- Design of text corpora for recording and testing
- Selection of voice talents
- Coaching the voice talent
- 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:
- Fluently speak Italian
- 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 Merelbeke (near Ghent in Belgium) for the duration
of the contract then we would love to hear from you.

- A 2-3 months contract
- Training in all aspects of the job, 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
- Competitive remuneration package
- Relocation, travel and accommodation assistance.


Please apply for this position to Nathalie Vandemoortele at
Nathalie.vandemoortelenuance.com. If you have any questions, please contact me
at +32 (0)9 239 8095.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Address for Applications:

International Recruiter Nathalie Vandemoortele
Guldensporenpark 32
Merelbeke 9820

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

International Recruiter Nathalie Vandemoortele
Email: nathalie.vandemoortelenuance.com
Phone: +32 9 239 80 95
Website: http://www.nuance.com

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