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LINGUIST List 17.2384

Thu Aug 24 2006

Jobs: South African English: Rank Open, Nuance Communications Int'l

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        1.    Alan Kitaman, South African English: Rank Open, Nuance Communications International, Merelbeke, Belgium.

Message 1: South African English: Rank Open, Nuance Communications International, Merelbeke, Belgium.
Date: 21-Aug-2006
From: Alan Kitaman <alan.kitamannuance.com>
Subject: South African English: Rank Open, Nuance Communications International, Merelbeke, Belgium.

University or Organization: Nuance Communications International
Department: HR
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics
Required Language(s): South African English (eng)
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 a

Voice Developer, South African English

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...

- Have a university-level degree in English
- 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
- 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 3 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
- Competitive remuneration package


Please apply for this position to Alan Kitaman, Alan.Kitamannuance.com. If
you have any questions, please contact me at +32 9 239 80 90.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

The experience speaks for itself™

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Recruitment Manager Intl. Alan Kitaman
Email: alan.kitamannuance.com
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