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LINGUIST List 18.1843

Tue Jun 19 2007

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc.

Editor for this issue: Bethany Townsend <bethanylinguistlist.org>


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        1.     Jobs, Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Portland, OR, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Portland, OR, USA
Date: 18-Jun-2007
From: Jobs <jobssensoryinc.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Portland, OR, USA


Organization: Sensory, Inc.
Web Address: http://www.sensoryinc.com

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Description:

Seeking Linguist with project management skills. Must be business oriented
and able to juggle multiple projects and priorities. Must be a fast
learner with interest in phonetics, phonology and technical concepts. Must
have keen attention to detail.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Develop and test SI recognition sets/speech synthesis for customer
projects.
- Work with Sales and Project Management to create and review customer
product flowcharts and documentation.
- Work with Engineers to deliver internal project deliverables on
schedule. Take responsibility for resolving project issues as they arise.
- QA testing and review of customer products. Keep detailed records and
reports.
- QA testing of Sensory's QT2SI (Quick Text-to-Speaker-Independent)
recognition tool and Quick Synthesis speech compression tool.
- Perform phonetic/phonological analysis for ASR & TTS engines.
- Research and acquire resources needed to develop ASR & TTS engines.
(Identify existing databases for ASR training use and negotiate terms and
agreements with source.)
- Assist in maintaining existing lexicons and speech data.
- Research and prepare lexicons for new planned languages. (Includes
writing phonology rules for adults and children, mapping SAMPA/DARPAbet/IPA
transcriptions to WorldBet, & reviewing and correcting transcriptions
purchased from outside sources.)
- Assist in recruiting and making recordings. Note: Some off-site work
will be necessary.


Qualifications:
1-3 years total job experience with demonstrated interest in linguistics
and project management.

Required Skills:
- Fluency in at least one foreign language.
- Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts.
- Ability to interpret spectrograms.
- Ability to transcribe in IPA.
- Computer literate (Windows, DOS) and experience with MS Office applications.
- Ability to work independently.

Desired Skills:
- Audio editing experience
- Experience using tools such as CoolEdit, Peak, Sound Forge, Praat
- Knowledge of WorldBet or SAMPA

Education:
BA / BS in Linguistics


Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information/Email: jobssensoryinc.com


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