LINGUIST List 18.1843

Tue Jun 19 2007

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc.

Editor for this issue: Bethany Townsend <bethanylinguistlist.org>


Directory         1.     Jobs, Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Portland, OR, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Portland, OR, USA
Date: 18-Jun-2007
From: Jobs <jobssensoryinc.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Linguist II, Sensory, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Portland, OR, USA


Organization: Sensory, Inc. Web Address: http://www.sensoryinc.com

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Description:

Seeking Linguist with project management skills. Must be business oriented and able to juggle multiple projects and priorities. Must be a fast learner with interest in phonetics, phonology and technical concepts. Must have keen attention to detail.

Primary Responsibilities: - Develop and test SI recognition sets/speech synthesis for customer projects. - Work with Sales and Project Management to create and review customer product flowcharts and documentation. - Work with Engineers to deliver internal project deliverables on schedule. Take responsibility for resolving project issues as they arise. - QA testing and review of customer products. Keep detailed records and reports. - QA testing of Sensory's QT2SI (Quick Text-to-Speaker-Independent) recognition tool and Quick Synthesis speech compression tool. - Perform phonetic/phonological analysis for ASR & TTS engines. - Research and acquire resources needed to develop ASR & TTS engines. (Identify existing databases for ASR training use and negotiate terms and agreements with source.) - Assist in maintaining existing lexicons and speech data. - Research and prepare lexicons for new planned languages. (Includes writing phonology rules for adults and children, mapping SAMPA/DARPAbet/IPA transcriptions to WorldBet, & reviewing and correcting transcriptions purchased from outside sources.) - Assist in recruiting and making recordings. Note: Some off-site work will be necessary.

Qualifications: 1-3 years total job experience with demonstrated interest in linguistics and project management.

Required Skills: - Fluency in at least one foreign language. - Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts. - Ability to interpret spectrograms. - Ability to transcribe in IPA. - Computer literate (Windows, DOS) and experience with MS Office applications. - Ability to work independently.

Desired Skills: - Audio editing experience - Experience using tools such as CoolEdit, Peak, Sound Forge, Praat - Knowledge of WorldBet or SAMPA

Education: BA / BS in Linguistics

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information/Email: jobssensoryinc.com