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LINGUIST List 23.3391

Mon Aug 13 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling; Text/Corpus Ling: Speech Output Designer, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Speech Output Designer, Nuance Communications, Merelbeke, Belgium
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Speech Output Designer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

At Nuance Communications, everything we do is focused on developing the
most human, natural, intuitive ways to use your voice to take command of
information. Our people and our technology have pioneered the highest
functioning speech software in the world, ceaselessly perfecting the ability for
machines to recognize and emulate the human voice. We design and deliver
technologies that intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of
knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and
intelligently with the world.

Role: Speech Output Designer
Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
REF: 7802

Role Description:
Design and implement voice customizations for Nuance Text-to-Speech
Products
- Gathering and analyzing cutomer requirements for custom voices
- Defining strategies for optimized speech output
- Designing text corpora for recording
- Developing User Dictionaries and rules for customer applications
- Training and supervising native contractors in prompt tuning
- Interacting with professional services teams and contributing to customer
project success

Skills and Experience Required:
- High School diploma or Bachelor Degree in languages, phonetics,
computational linguistics or another relevant field
- Some years of work experience
- Working in Windows (and Linux/Unix) environment
- Language skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, phonetics,etc.)
- Ability to appreciate acoustic and prosodic quality of speech
- Basic understanding of Text-to-speech technology
- Experience in TTS prompt tuning
- Ability to work in an international team and to coordinate contractors
- Fluent in English
- Ability to write high quality documentation

Preferred:
- Experience with speech output applications
- Experience with acoustic phonetics
- Basic experience with scripting languages like Perl or Python
- Speaking some other languages

To apply, please visit the application URL below and enter reference number
7802.

Application Deadline: 13-Feb-2013 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: EMEAJOBSnuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com/careers
Contact Information:
None Given
Email: EMEAJOBSnuance.com

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