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Wed Jun 15 2011

Jobs: General Linguistics: Linguist, Sensory, Inc.

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        1.     Human Resources , General Linguistics: Linguist, Sensory, Inc., Oregon, USA

Message 1: General Linguistics: Linguist, Sensory, Inc., Oregon, USA
Date: 13-Jun-2011
From: Human Resources <jobssensoryinc.com>
Subject: General Linguistics: Linguist, Sensory, Inc., Oregon, USA
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University or Organization: Sensory, Inc.
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Web Address: http://www.sensoryinc.com
Job Rank: Linguist

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

Sensory, Inc. is seeking a linguist with an interest in speech technology.
Must be able to juggle multiple projects and priorities, and be very
organized with strong attention to detail. Must be a fast learner with a
keen interest in phonetics, phonology and technical concepts.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
- Develop and test speaker-independent recognition sets and speech prompts
for customer projects
- Recruit and record internal participants for tuning and testing of
speech recognition sets for customer and internal projects
- Recruit participants for QA testing of tuned recognition sets for
customer and internal projects
- Review recognition vocabularies for optimal customer product performance
- Work with Sensory engineers to deliver internal project deliverables on
schedule
- Assist with QA testing of Sensory's QT2SI (Quick
Text-to-Speaker-Independent) recognition set building tool and other
Linguistics tools and provide feedback and bug reports to Engineering
- Assist with phonetic/phonological analysis for ASR (automatic speech
recognition) & TTS (text to speech) engines such as identifying language
specific phonological rules and inventories
- Research and acquire resources (lexicons, training data, etc) needed to
develop TTS voices, and prepare TTS data for use in development

Requirements & Preferences:
- 1-5 years total job experience with demonstrated focus in linguistics
- Fluency in at least one foreign language
- Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts
- Ability to interpret spectrograms and transcribe in IPA
- Computer literate (Windows, DOS) and experience with Microsoft applications
- Experience using tools such as Audition, Peak, Sound Forge, or Praat
preferred
- Knowledge of WorldBet or SAMPA preferred
- B.A./B.S. in Linguistics required; M.A in Linguistics preferred

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: jobssensoryinc.com
Contact Information:
Human Resources
Email: jobssensoryinc.com


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