LINGUIST List 24.2452

Mon Jun 17 2013

Jobs: German; Applied Ling; Comp Ling; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing; Dialectology: Programmer, University of Geneva

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 17-Jun-2013
From: Jean-Philippe Goldman <Jean-Philippe.Goldmanunige.ch>
Subject: German; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing; Dialectology: Programmer, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of GenevaDepartment: Department of LinguisticsJob Location: Geneva, SwitzerlandWeb Address: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/linguistiqueJob Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing; Dialectology

Required Language(s): German (deu)

Description:

The CUI/ University of Geneva seeks a qualified candidate for one specialistin speech recognition for dialect identification for a period of 6 months(class 13; 5988.-). Depending on hiring rate (100% to 50%), the contract willbe extended up to 12 months.

In the context of a newly granted Swiss National Science Foundation Agoraproject, the CUI will collaborate with the Phonetischen Laboratorium ofUniversität Zurich (UZH) on "Swiss VoiceApp - Your voice. Your identity”. Theproject will combine speech recognition and processing as well as linguisticknowledge to provide a smart phone application for Swiss German dialectrecognition and some information on the user’s voice.

The main task of successful candidate will be the development of speechrecognition engine based on speech corpora of dialectal variants. Knowledge ofspeech software, namely HTK and Praat, are highly recommended.

Applicant should possess a master’s degree or an engineering diploma incomputational linguistics, or in computer science but with strong knowledge ofspeech processing. Given the focus on Swiss German dialects, preference willbe given to speaker of German.

The start date is expected to be during autumn/ winter 2013 and the position willremain open until filled.

ContactPlease send (1) your CV, (2) a copy of your degree(s), (3) a short letterexplaining that your skills and your interests fit in the project, toJean-Philippe Goldman, before July 31th 2013, preferably electronically or bymail.



Application Deadline: (Open until filled)Mailing Address for Applications: Jean-Philippe Goldman CUI / UNI-Rondeau Carouge 1227 SwitzerlandContact Information: Jean-Philippe Goldman Email: Jean-Philippe.Goldmanunige.ch

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