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LINGUIST List 19.987

Tue Mar 25 2008

Jobs: Finnish & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SVOX

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        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
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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)

Description:

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.

Tasks:
- 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




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