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LINGUIST List 19.3575

Sat Nov 22 2008

Jobs: Gen Ling/Phonetics: Acoustic Data Creator/Admininstrator, Nuance

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        1.    Deanna Roe, General Linguistics And/or Phonetics: Acoustic Data Creator & Administrator, Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium

Message 1: General Linguistics And/or Phonetics: Acoustic Data Creator & Administrator, Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium
Date: 18-Nov-2008
From: Deanna Roe <deanna.roenuance.com>
Subject: General Linguistics And/or Phonetics: Acoustic Data Creator & Administrator, Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com

Job Rank: Acoustic Data Creator & Administrator

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics


The Acoustic Data Creator & Administrator will work in a team responsible
for delivery of linguistic resources that will be used in speech and
language technology.

He or she will report to the Linguistic Resources Manager.
The person will work on a temporary basis and based in the Nuance
Communications International offices, in Merelbeke (near Ghent).

2. Tasks and responsibilities:

The Acoustic Data Creator & Administrator is responsible for creation,
description, administration, quality control, follow-up, support and
maintenance of acoustic databases and their overviews. These acoustic
databases are to be used for further speech technology development at
different locations in Nuance worldwide. All of the acoustic data creation
and administration efforts will be done considering the optimal cost,
quality and planning requirements.

He or she will be responsible for:

- preparation, execution and follow-up of the data creation tasks,
- assuring the quality of the recorded speech by performing repeated
checks in every step of the process,
- execution and follow-up of the sub tasks : recruiting, scheduling,
recording, annotation
- executing quality control and feedback,
- set-up and testing of the recording scenario and the recording hardware,
- annotation of recorded data according to specifications and in a highly
consistent manner,
- gathering all required inputs for documenting the speech database,
- reporting about progress, status, quality, cost etc. ,
- formulating, documenting and implementing agreed proposals about
improving the scenario and procedures used,
- training and follow up of junior colleagues,
- support to partners involved in recording and annotation operations,
- all administration and classification related to the acoustic data,
- registering, labeling and producing the required archive and delivery
- keeping library and catalogue databases up to date,
- quality assessment of acoustic data copies and descriptions,
- follow-up on acoustic data completeness and acceptance,
- reporting about progress and quality of the descriptions,
classifications etc.,
- producing overviews to document work status, progress and planning,
- formulating proposals about improving working methods and concepts,
- feedback and support to local team(s) involved in acoustic data,
- documenting acoustic data using a description template.

3. Qualifications and profile:

- Have a positive and responsible attitude and likes to do field work,
also abroad,
- Able to work independently and under stress,
- Have good communication skills,
- Experience in application of computer software and tools in Windows
- Able to work accurately in a consistent manner,
- Good working knowledge of English,
- Have a logic and structured, problem solving approach.

4. Education:

- At least two years of post high school education,
- Background in linguistics is a plus,
- Additional course for an area of interest: additional language,
phonetics, linguistics.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: deanna.roenuance.com
Contact Information:
Deanna Roe
Email: deanna.roenuance.com
Phone: 00442079225757
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