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LINGUIST List 21.4596

Tue Nov 16 2010

Jobs: Hindi & Computational Linguistics: Linguist, SVOX AG

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        1.     Barbara Steiner , Hindi & Computational Linguistics: Linguist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: Hindi & Computational Linguistics: Linguist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 15-Nov-2010
From: Barbara Steiner <barbara.steinersvox.com>
Subject: Hindi & Computational Linguistics: Linguist, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: SVOX AG
Department: Research and Development
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.svox.com
Job Rank: Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Hindi (hin)

Description:

SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in speech technology
(text-to-speech, automatic speech recognition, dialogue). We are seeking to
temporarily (10 months) add to our language development team a
computational linguist for Hindi (modern standard Hindi). You will create
new language components for use with our state-of-the-art text-to-speech
engine.

We invite applications from language specialists that natively speak Hindi.
SVOX provides a varied position in an international, fast-paced,
results-oriented environment.

Tasks
-Development of language-specific components needed to analyse texts
(grammars, rule sets, lexicon evaluation and script-based adaptation)
-Quality assessment and improvement of phonetic transcriptions
-Definition of phonological rules
-Definition of accentuation and phrasing rules
-Definition of grapheme-to-phoneme rules
-Preparation of text material for recordings
-Supervising the recordings
-Annotating the recordings and creating a speech database
-Testing and quality assessment of the integrated system

Qualifications and required skills
-Native speaker of Hindi
-Masters degree in linguistics, computer science, or related field
-1+ years experience in text-to-speech technology is a strong plus
-Interest in speech synthesis, prosody, and morpho-syntactic analysis of text
-Programming and scripting skills are desirable

Personal requirements
-Working knowledge of English
-Excellent organization and communication skills
-Has a positive attitude and enjoys working in a team
-High quality standards
-Willingness to relocate to Zurich (Switzerland) or Munich (Germany), for
10 months

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: hrsvox.com
Contact Information:
Barbara Steiner
Email: barbara.steinersvox.com
Phone: 0041435440600

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