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LINGUIST List 24.894

Tue Feb 19 2013

Jobs: German; Computational Ling; Natural Language Processing; Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Voxygen, SAS

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Feb-2013
From: Paul Bagshaw <jobsvoxygen.fr>
Subject: German; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Speech Synthesis: Post Doc, Voxygen, SAS, Rennes, France
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University or Organization: Voxygen, SAS
Job Location: Rennes, France
Web Address: http://www.voxygen.fr
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing, Speech Synthesis

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)

Description:

Voxygen is a young and innovative company, created in September 2011, and located in the Lannion and Rennes areas, France.

Experts in the field of speech synthesis and linguistics work together to develop speech synthesis products and services for European, Arabic, and African markets, with a particular focus on the creation of expressive voices for industrial and entertainment purposes. For more information on Voxygen: http://www.voxygen.fr/.

The speech synthesis solution is widely deployed in voice servers and mobile applications and operates in a large range of environments: PCs and servers (Windows, Linux, MacOS) and mobile devices (Android, Windows Mobile, iPhone OS, Symbian).

Voxygen is currently working on adding German to its catalogue of offers.

Task description:
Speech synthesis is a cross-disciplinary area requiring computer science, linguistic and speech processing skills. The linguistic processing is a central component that analyzes text to determine its part-of-speech tags, pronunciation and intonation. This requires the candidate to have some experience in Natural Language Processing.

The candidate will be in charge of the implementation of the linguistic processing for the German language by using or adapting existing language processing tools, and by programming new ones using C/C++ or script languages such as Python and Perl.

He or she should bring innovative ideas to the technical team and may interact with marketing and sales teams on needs concerning German.

Profile of the candidate:
- Knowledge in native-spoken German;
- PhD in Computational linguistics or related fields;
- Skills in computer programming (C/C++, Perl, Python);
- Experience in Natural Language Processing;
- Must be able to work with spoken English or French;
- Appreciates working in a team spirit.

Duration:
12 months with a possible extension of 6 months, starting as soon as possible.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: jobsvoxygen.fr
Contact Information:
Paul Bagshaw
Email: jobsvoxygen.fr

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