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LINGUIST List 18.499

Wed Feb 14 2007

Jobs: Comp Ling; Various Langs & English: Programmer, Nuance Intl.

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        1.    Alan Kitaman, Computational Linguistics; Various Languages & English: Programmer, Nuance Communications Intl., Merelbeke, Belgium


Message 1: Computational Linguistics; Various Languages & English: Programmer, Nuance Communications Intl., Merelbeke, Belgium
Date: 14-Feb-2007
From: Alan Kitaman <alan.kitamannuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Various Languages & English: Programmer, Nuance Communications Intl., Merelbeke, Belgium


Organization: Nuance Communications International
Department: HR
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Programmer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Description:
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 2000 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.

Temporary Full-time Language Specialist Wanted!

Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, is
seeking full-time temporary language specialist to develop our newest TTS
technology into various languages.

Positions are available for the following languages:
- Finnish
- Dutch ( The Netherlands)
- Hungarian
- Mandarin (People's Republic of China)
- Mandarin (Taiwan)
- Polish
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Portuguese (Portugal)
- Russian
- Swedish
- Turkish

Responsibilities:
- Helping in development of the linguistic processing components
- Design of text corpora for recording and testing
- Processing speech data
- Creating and tuning the TTS voice
- Testing and productization of the TTS voice

Requirements:
- Native or near native speaker of one of them above-mentioned languages
- 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
- Willing to work in Merelbeke (near Ghent in Belgium) for the duration of the
contract

Offer:
- A 3-5 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

To apply, please submit your resume or CV and a brief statement describing your
experience and abilities to alan.kitamannuance.com. We will consider only
electronic submissions.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

The experience speaks for itself (TM)

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
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