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LINGUIST List 18.1176

Wed Apr 18 2007

Jobs: Chinese Mandarin & Yue; Comp & Applied Ling: Lang Specialist SVOX

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        1.    Barbara Steiner, Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese, Yue; Computational Linguistics & Applied Linguistics: Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland



Message 1: Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese, Yue; Computational Linguistics & Applied Linguistics: Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 17-Apr-2007
From: Barbara Steiner <steinersvox.com>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese, Yue; Computational Linguistics & Applied Linguistics: Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland


Organization: SVOX AG
Web Address: http://www.svox.com

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
Chinese, Yue (yue)

Description:

SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech. We
are seeking to temporarily (10 months) add to our language development team
a computer linguist for Cantonese and Mandarin. 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 Cantonese
or Mandarin. SVOX provides a varied position in an international, fast-paced,
results-oriented environment.

Tasks:
- Development of language-specific components needed to analyze texts
(grammars, rule sets, lexicon evaluation and script-based adaptation)
- 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 Cantonese or Mandarin, proficient in the other language
- Masters degree in linguistics, computer science, or related field
- 1+ years experience in text-to-speech technology is a strong plus
- Interest in speech synthesis, prosody, and morpho-syntactic analysis of text
- Programming and scripting skills are desirable

Personal requirements:
- Working knowledge of English
- Excellent organization and communication skills
- Has a positive attitude and enjoys working in a team
- High quality standards
- Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland, for 10 months

Start Date: At earliest availability

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: hrsvox.com


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