LINGUIST List 10.1913

Sat Dec 11 1999

Jobs: Comp Ling: Farsi, Project Manager/Thai

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <lydialinguistlist.org>


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  • Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling: Project Manager - Thai/ H&L, Ieper, Belgium
  • Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling: Farsi/ Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Ieper Belgium

    Message 1: Comp Ling: Project Manager - Thai/ H&L, Ieper, Belgium

    Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 13:49:17 +0100
    From: Pierre Eggermont <Pierre.Eggermontlhs.be>
    Subject: Comp Ling: Project Manager - Thai/ H&L, Ieper, Belgium


    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the world's leading provider of speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by voice in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer, business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation. As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H maintains offices in more than forty nations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South America. With over 1,750 employees - mainly linguists, scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $211.6 million in 1998. For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):

    *************************************************************** Project Manager Development Thai Language & Speech Technology ***************************************************************

    Function:

    * You will manage and coordinate software development projects in the area of language and speech processing technology and systems for Thai. * You will coordinate the start-up of the Thai language development team, including a.o. recruitment and logistics. * You will supervise, coach and motivate a team of linguists and engineers based both in Ieper, Singapore and Thailand. * You will streamline the gathering of corpora and acoustic data, the development of an L&H specific grammars and lexicons for Thai and the translation of the linguistic data to software based on L&H technology. * You will ensure that the quality and timing standards set out by L&H are reached. * You will actively participate in the technical aspects of the project. * You will maintain good contacts with the different departments within L&H and relevant Singaporean and Thai institutes, organizations, etc. .

    Profile:

    * Relevant university degree preferably in computer science or (computational) linguistics; * Experience in management of development projects, preferably in the field of natural language and/or speech processing; * Near-native or native speaker of Thai and a conversational level of English; * Good knowledge of and experience in at least two of the following areas: speech processing, phonetics, lexicography, computational linguistics, natural language processing (NLP), programming, (e.g. C, C++, script languages), other languages; * Ability to work in a team and independently; * Perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness; * Good social and communicative abilities; * Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; * Willingness to travel for limited periods of time.

    If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfil the required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send your application letter and detailed resume to:

    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products Personnel Department

    Mailto:job-announcelhs.be

    attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont Flanders Language Valley 50 B-8900 Ieper BELGIUM Fax: int+ 32 (0)57.20.84.89

    To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage: http://www.lhsl.com

    Message 2: Comp Ling: Farsi/ Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Ieper Belgium

    Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 13:55:00 +0100
    From: Pierre Eggermont <Pierre.Eggermontlhs.be>
    Subject: Comp Ling: Farsi/ Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Ieper Belgium


    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the world's leading provider of speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by voice in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer, business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation. As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H maintains offices in more than forty nations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South America. With over 1,750 employees - mainly linguists, scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $211.6 million in 1998. For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):

    ****************************************** Language Specialist Farsi Speech and Language Technology ******************************************

    Function:

    * You will work within a multi-disciplinary team of linguists, engineers and programmers on the development of software systems in the field of Speech, Artificial Intelligence and Language. * In the startup phase, your tasks will typically include: basic phonetic and language study in view of technology development and assessment of third party providers of data and/or technology. * You will be involved in all aspects of the development life cycle and focus on system specification and design, implementation of linguistic rule sets, creation of acoustic and lexical databases, grapheme to phoneme conversion, prosodic analysis, software testing and quality control, preparation of documentation. * Training is given both on-the-job and through lectures and technical documentation. * Dedicated development environments are provided which allow language specialists to focus on their content: formalizing linguistic knowledge. * You will report to the group or project manager.

    Profile:

    * university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent; * (near) native Farsi speaker with a conversational level of English; * solid grounding in linguistic theory; * good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: speech processing, natural language processing (NLP), computational linguistics, programming, other languages; * ability to work in a team and independently; * IT literate; * perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness; * good social and communicative abilities; * willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time.

    If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfil the required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send your application letter and detailed resume to:

    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products Personnel Department

    Mailto:job-announcelhs.be

    attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont Flanders Language Valley 50 B-8900 Ieper BELGIUM Fax: int+ 32 (0)57.20.84.89

    To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage: http://www.lhsl.com