* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 19.987

Tue Mar 25 2008

Jobs: Finnish & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SVOX

Editor for this issue: Luiza Newlin Lukowicz <luizalinguistlist.org>

The LINGUIST List strongly encourages employers to use non-discriminatory standards in hiring policy. In particular we urge that employers do not discriminate on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. However, we have no means of enforcing these standards.

Job seekers should pay special attention to language in ads regarding employment requirements and are encouraged to consult our international employment page at http://linguistlist.org/jobs/jobnet.html. This page has been set up so that people can report on the employment standards of various countries.

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/posttolinguist.html
        1.    Barbara Steiner, Finnish & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: Finnish & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 25-Mar-2008
From: Barbara Steiner <steinersvox.com>
Subject: Finnish & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: SVOX AG
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.svox.com
Job Rank: Computer Linguist Finnish

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Finnish (fin)


SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech. We
are seeking to temporarily (9 months) add to our language development team
a computational linguist for Finnish. 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
Finnish. SVOX provides a varied position in an international, fast-paced,
results-oriented environment.

- Development of language-specific components needed to analyse texts
(grammars, rule sets, lexicon evaluation and script-based adaptation)
- Quality assessment and improvement of phonetic transcriptions
- Definition of accentuation and phrasing rules
- Definition of grapheme-to-phoneme 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 Finnish
- 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 9 months

Start Date: At earliest availability.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: hrsvox.com
Contact Information:
Barbara Steiner
Email: steinersvox.com

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $60,000. This money will go to help keep 
the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 
2008 LINGUIST List Circus and join us on our many shows!


There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at  

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to:

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to 
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as such 
can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 501(c) 
Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These donations 
can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax 
payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your 
financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any 
gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your contacting 
your human resources department and sending us a form that the EMU Foundation fills 
in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple administrative procedure 
that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny. 
Please take a moment to check if your company operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!


Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.