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LINGUIST List 20.1494

Mon Apr 20 2009

Internships: Internship in Intelligent Tutoring Systems

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

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        1.    Michael Emonts, Internship in Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Message 1: Internship in Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Date: 20-Apr-2009
From: Michael Emonts <memontsalelo.com>
Subject: Internship in Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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University or Organization: Alelo Tlt, Llc
Web Address: http://alelo.com

Type of Work: Annotation

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Duration: 01-May-2009 to 01-Jan-2001
Compensation: Paid $25/hr
Internship Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: Education and experience desired:
- 3+ years of experience of C/C++ with projects involves speech recognition
- Knowledge in speech technology, computational linguistics, numerical analysis
and modeling, statistics and machine learning techniques
- Experience with projects in the fields of computer-aided language learning
(CALL) or computer-aided pronunciation teaching (CAPT) highly desired
- BS, MS, or PhD student in computer science, electrical engineering,
mathematics, computational linguistics, or physics

Skills required:
- Experience with projects involving speech recognition, statistical modeling,
numerical modeling and analysis
- Knowledge of CALL and CAPT systems
- Fluency in C or C++ and scripting languages (eg. Shell scripts, Perl, Python)

Other skills desired:
- Experience and knowledge of database technologies
- Experience in speech recognizer evaluation in CALL or CAPT systems
- Able to perform statistical analysis, design and implement algorithms to
fulfill the target projects
- Good communication skills
- Fluent in English and able to read/write high-quality documentation
- Linguistic knowledge is a plus
- Experience with XML technologies is a plus
- Experience with Unix/Linux (shell scripts, cygwin) is a plus
- Knowledge of foreign languages

Alelo Inc. produces immersive simulations of real-life social communication
based on interactive 3D video games involving spoken dialogs and cultural
protocols with socially intelligent virtual humans. (Alelo means "language" in
Hawaiian.) Our initial applications teach how to communicate in foreign
languages and cultures, and are rapidly growing in several training,
entertainment, advertising markets. Please visit our website.

We are looking for a summer intern to work with Alelo's Science Team working on
the Tactical Language & Culture Training products involved with speech
recognition, speech analysis, numerical analysis and modeling.

You will be working closely with our Science team, analyzing speech utterances
from the learner and recognition results from our recognition engine.
We are looking for someone who enjoys getting things done and wants to make a

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Michael Emonts
Phone: 310-566-7272
Fax: 310-566-7069
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