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LINGUIST List 24.2452

Mon Jun 17 2013

Jobs: German; Applied Ling; Comp Ling; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing; Dialectology: Programmer, University of Geneva

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Jun-2013
From: Jean-Philippe Goldman <Jean-Philippe.Goldmanunige.ch>
Subject: German; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing; Dialectology: Programmer, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Geneva
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/linguistique
Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing; Dialectology

Required Language(s): German (deu)


The CUI/ University of Geneva seeks a qualified candidate for one specialist
in speech recognition for dialect identification for a period of 6 months
(class 13; 5988.-). Depending on hiring rate (100% to 50%), the contract will
be extended up to 12 months.

In the context of a newly granted Swiss National Science Foundation Agora
project, the CUI will collaborate with the Phonetischen Laboratorium of
Universität Zurich (UZH) on "Swiss VoiceApp - Your voice. Your identity”. The
project will combine speech recognition and processing as well as linguistic
knowledge to provide a smart phone application for Swiss German dialect
recognition and some information on the user’s voice.

The main task of successful candidate will be the development of speech
recognition engine based on speech corpora of dialectal variants. Knowledge of
speech software, namely HTK and Praat, are highly recommended.

Applicant should possess a master’s degree or an engineering diploma in
computational linguistics, or in computer science but with strong knowledge of
speech processing. Given the focus on Swiss German dialects, preference will
be given to speaker of German.

The start date is expected to be during autumn/ winter 2013 and the position will
remain open until filled.

Please send (1) your CV, (2) a copy of your degree(s), (3) a short letter
explaining that your skills and your interests fit in the project, to
Jean-Philippe Goldman, before July 31th 2013, preferably electronically or by

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Jean-Philippe Goldman
CUI / UNI-Rondeau
Carouge 1227
Contact Information:
Jean-Philippe Goldman
Email: Jean-Philippe.Goldmanunige.ch
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