LINGUIST List 6.1072

Thu Aug 10 1995

Jobs: Natural Language Processing Research Group

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  1. Ernst Buchberger, Job announcement

Message 1: Job announcement

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:57:50 Job announcement
From: Ernst Buchberger <>
Subject: Job announcement

 Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
 Vienna, Austria


A research position is to be filled in the Natural Language Processing
research group from October 1995. The position is associated with a
project grant from the Austrian Science Foundation and will be initially
for 24 months. An extension is possible, depending on further funding.

The project aims at the development of a prototype of a German
concept-to-speech synthesizer, with special emphasis on the mapping
of a prosodic notation into phonetic/acoustic parameters.
The prosodic notation is based on Pierrehumbert's notation,
the synthesizer to be used is a demisyllable synthesizer developed
at Vienna University of Technology. The project will build on previous
research performed at our institute.

The candidate should have experience in the field of speech synthesis
or a related area. Knowledge of German would be favourable.

Salary will be in the range of 340.000 Austrian Schillings per year
(before taxes). According to local regulations, the salary depends
on the formal prerequisite of a doctorate,
otherwise the salary will be significantly lower.

Informal inquiries to Harald Trost ( or
Ernst Buchberger (, Tel. +43-1-535 32 810.

OFAI is the leading Austrian research institute in AI and Natural Language
Engineering and a member of ELSNET. More information about Language
Engineering at OFAI can be found at

If you are interested, send an informal application *as soon as possible*
by email to, including a short CV emphasizing previous
relevant education and research experience. We will contact promising
candidates, so that they can submit a formal application with all details
later on.
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Ernst Buchberger, Dept. of Med.Cybernetics & Artificial Intelligence,
University of Vienna, Freyung 6, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
and Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna
+43-1-53532810 (tel), +43-1-5320652 (fax),
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