LINGUIST List 26.5597

Thu Dec 17 2015

Jobs: Farsi; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Language Engineer, Nuance Communications

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Date: 17-Dec-2015
From: Lea Mencner < EMEAjobsnuance.com>
Subject: Farsi; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Language Engineer, Nuance Communications
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Title: Language Engineer, Farsi - 1 year contract

Job Rank: Language Engineer, Farsi - 1 year contract; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Farsi (prs)

Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person who wants to learn about, or increase his/her knowledge of, speech technology while making a real contribution to a successful product. In terms of skills, we are seeking people who have the most – but not necessarily all – of the following qualifications listed below.

We are looking for a language specialist for Farsi who will assist under a temporary contract in the development of a state-of-the-art text-to-speech system. You will be a member of the TTS language development team distributed across several locations.

We welcome applications preferably for the following locations Torino (Italy), Zürich (Switzerland), Merelbeke (Belgium) and Lucknow (India).

Key duties:

- Development of linguistic components for:
1. Tokenization and text normalization
2. Letter-to-sound conversion
3. Phonological modelling
4. Morphological analysis
5. Prosody prediction
- Design, annotation and processing of text corpora and lexica
- Design, annotation and processing of test corpora for Farsi TTS evaluation and testing

Number of Years of Working Experience: 2 (work experience a strong plus, but promising new graduates also encouraged to apply)

Key qualification and requirements:

- Native speaker of Farsi
- Linguistic expertise of Farsi phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and prosody
- Excellent communication skills in English (working language)
- Basic scripting skills (Python, Perl, command line scripting or similar)

Preferred Skills:

- Experience in working in speech/NLP/linguistics either in academia or in industry
- Self-starter, fast learner and independent
- Attention to detail and strong quality focus
- Willing to work within an international team for the duration of the contract

Education: Master’s or PhD in computational linguistics / computer science or equivalent

Application Deadline: 29-Feb-2016

Contact Information:
Lea Mencner
Email: EMEAjobsnuance.com

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