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LINGUIST List 17.1132

Sat Apr 15 2006

Jobs: Hindi & Comp Ling: Voice Developer, Belgium

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        1.    Natalie Vandemoortele, Hindi & Computational Linguistics: Voice Developer, NUANCE, Belgium

Message 1: Hindi & Computational Linguistics: Voice Developer, NUANCE, Belgium
Date: 14-Apr-2006
From: Natalie Vandemoortele <natalie.vandemoortelenuance.com>
Subject: Hindi & Computational Linguistics: Voice Developer, NUANCE, Belgium

University or Organization: NUANCE
Job Rank: Voice Developer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Required Language(s): Hindi (hin)


Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for
businesses and consumers around the world. Every day, millions of users
and thousands of businesses experience Nuance by calling directory
assistance, requesting account information, dictating patient records,
telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing
documents that can be shared and searched. With more than 1500 employees
worldwide, we are committed to make the user experience more enjoyable by
transforming the way people interact with information and how they create,
share and use documents. Making each of those experiences productive and
compelling is what Nuance is about.

To strengthen our young and enthusiastic R&D team in Europe, we are
currently looking for two

Junior Voice Developers - Hindi

Who will assist in the creation of state-of-the-art voice for use with the
market-leading RealSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) engine. You will join the
team in Merelbeke, Belgium.

• Design of text corpora for recording and testing
• Selection of voice talents
• Coaching the voice talent
• Processing speech data
• Creating and tuning the TTS voice
• Testing and productization of the TTS voice
• Helping creation of the linguistic processing component


We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people who want to learn about,
or increased their knowledge of, speech technology while making a real
contribution to a successful product. In terms of skills, we are seeking
people who can do most - but not necessarily all - of the following.

If you?
•- Are native or near native standard Hindi
•- Speak English fluently (working language)
•- Have some experience working in speech/NLP/linguistics either in academia or
in industry
•- Have some computational ability - no programming is required, but you
should be comfortable working with MS Windows
•- If you know some AWK or Perl, it would be an advantage
•- Are willing to work in Merelbeke (near Ghent in Belgium) for the duration
of the contract
then we would love to hear from you.


•- A 6 months contract
•- Training in all aspects of the job, and you will be working with a
talented and committed team
•- An exciting job with an innovative and performing international company
•- The opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, supportive team
•- Competitive remuneration package
•- Relocation, travel and accommodation assistance.


Please apply for this position to Natalie Vandemoortele at
Natalie.vandemoortelenuance.com. If you have any questions, please contact
me at +32 (0)9 239 8095.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Address for Applications:

International Recruitment Natalie Vandemoortele
Guldensporenpark 32
Merelbeke 9820

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

International Recruitment Natalie Vandemoortele
Email: natalie.vandemoortelenuance.com
Phone: +32 9 239 80 95
Website: http://www.nuance.com

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