LINGUIST List 26.801

Fri Feb 06 2015

Jobs: Norwegian Bokmål; Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Linguist, Acapela Group

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Date: 06-Feb-2015
From: Charlotta Jagt <charlotta.jagtacapela-group.com>
Subject: Norwegian Bokmål; Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Linguist, Acapela Group, Stockholm, Sweden
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University or Organization: Acapela Group, Sweden
Department: R&D
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://acapela-group.com
Job Title: Norwegian linguist

Job Rank: Consultant; Norwegian linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax

Required Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål (nob)

Description:

The job is to work on improvement of Acapela's Norwegian (bokmål) text-to-speech and creating new voices.

Tasks

- Improvement of existing Norwegian text processing, including work on part of speech tagging.
- Domain adaptation of text processing, including work on pronunciation lexicon.
- Speaker evaluation.
- Creation and proof reading of recording manuscript.
- Monitoring of studio recording with professional speaker.
- Processing of recorded speech.
- Quality test of text-to-speech.

All tasks are performed together with other Acapela staff. Applicants do not need to know the tools and methods in advance. The primary requirement is Norwegian linguistics and applicants should have native knowledge of the language.

Period: March - September 2015

The linguist does not have to be on site in Stockholm for the complete period, but needs to be so in shorter periods, especially in the beginning. Studio recordings may be in Stockholm or in Norway. Depending on the situation and background of applying candidates, the period and the number of work hours can be adapted. Full time March-September is not needed.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2015

Email Address for Applications: charlotta.jagtacapela-group.com
Contact Information:
Project Manager, Computational Linguist Charlotta Jagt
Email: charlotta.jagtacapela-group.com
Phone: +46705773526

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