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LINGUIST List 17.1275

Wed Apr 26 2006

Jobs: English & Computational Ling: Researcher, CA

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        1.    Laura Garlick, English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pacific Search Consultants, CA, USA


Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pacific Search Consultants, CA, USA
Date: 25-Apr-2006
From: Laura Garlick <lauraSpeechTekJobs.com>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pacific Search Consultants, CA, USA


University or Organization: Pacific Search Consultants
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)


Description:

Computational Linguist, Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Location: Boston area (Position AXG-1005)

The Computational Linguist will work with the company's technical team to
develop and integrate linguistic resources and applications for the
company's TTS engine.

Areas of Competence:

Computational Linguistics
Semantics
Linguistics
Speech corpus
Text corpus

Primary Duties:
- Produce and maintain speech corpus, audio data, transcripts and phonetic
dictionary, data annotation, and component/model configuration management
- Verify existing corpus
- Developing utilities, lexicons, and other language resources for
company's unique TTS
- Adapt text language parsing and analysis software for new TTS needs

Required skills/experience:
- Thorough grounding in phonology, phonetics, lexicography, orthography,
semantics, morphology, syntax, and other branches of linguistics
- Experience with language parsing and analysis software, such as
part-of-speech (POS) and syntactic taggers, semantics, and discourse analysis
- Experience with formant or concatenated based speech synthesis
- Experience working on medium-scale, multi-developer software projects
- Experience with development of speech corpus, transcripts, data
annotation, and phonetic dictionary
- Programming experience in C/C++/Matlab/Perl
- Self-motivation and ability to work independently
- Familiarity with concepts and techniques from DSP theory, machine
learning and statistical modeling is a plus

Must have a Master/PhD. in Engineering, Computer Science or Linguistics
with development or research experience in speech
synthesis/recognition/technology.

Pacific Search Consultants is an executive search firm specializing in the
speech technology industry. To view other open positions or register
online, visit www.SpeechTekJobs.com.


Address for Applications:

President Arnold Garlick
2377 S. El Camino Real, Suite #201
San Clemente, CA 92672
USA

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

President Arnold Garlick
Email: arnoldSpeechTekJobs.com
Phone: (949) 366-9000
Website: http://www.SpeechTekJobs.com
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