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LINGUIST List 23.2032

Wed Apr 25 2012

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology; Speech Technology: Linguist, Sensory, Inc.

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Date: 25-Apr-2012
From: HR Department <jobssensoryinc.com>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology; Speech Technology: Linguist, Sensory, Inc., Oregon, USA
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University or Organization: Sensory, Inc.
Department: Human Resources
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Web Address: http://sensoryinc.com
Job Rank: Linguist

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Speech Technology


Description:

Sensory, Inc. is seeking a Linguist with an interest in speech technology.
Must be able to juggle multiple projects and priorities, and be very organized
with strong attention to detail. Must be a fast learner interested in phonetics,
phonology and technical concepts. Must be comfortable with customer
interaction.

Sensory offers an exciting opportunity at a growing technology company
targeting consumer products with cutting edge speech recognition
technologies and chips. Sensory is the leader in a rapidly expanding market
for voice user interfaces in consumer electronics. Notable Sensory
specialties are voice interfaces for mobile communications, entertainment
robotics, home automation and automotive. Sensory has design wins with
major players in all these fields. Sensory has been a leader in small footprint
speech technologies since it's founding in 1994 and is a profitable privately
held company positioned for strong growth.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
- Develop, tune and test speaker-independent recognition sets and speech
prompts for customer projects
- Recruit and record internal participants for tuning and testing of speech
recognition sets for customer and internal projects
- Recruit participants for QA testing of tuned recognition sets for customer
and internal projects
- Review recognition vocabulary lexical properties and menu structure for
optimal customer product performance
- Interact with customers to provide guidance on dialogue design and
recognition set makeup for optimal speech recognition success rate
- Work with Sensory engineers to deliver project vocabularies, translations,
speech prompts, etc on schedule
- Assist with QA testing of Sensory's QT2SI (Quick Text-to-Speaker-
Independent) recognition set building tool and other Linguistics tools and
provide feedback and bug reports to Engineering
- Responsible for sourcing TTS voice talents auditions, assist in selection of
voices

Requirements and Preferences:
- B.A./B.S. in Linguistics required; M.A. in Linguistics preferred
- 1-5 years total job experience with demonstrated focus in linguistics
required
- Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts required
- Ability to interpret spectrograms and transcribe in IPA required
- Computer literate (Windows, DOS) and experience with Microsoft
applications required
- Experience using tools such as Audition, Peak, Sound Forge, or Praat
preferred
- Knowledge of WorldBet or SAMPA preferred
- Fluency in at least one foreign language preferred

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: jobssensoryinc.com
Contact Information:
HR Department
Email: jobssensoryinc.com

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