Job Announcement: University of Geneva
German; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Natural Language Processing; Dialectology: Programmer, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
University of Geneva
Department of Linguistics
|Job Location:||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Title:||Specialist in Speech Processing|
Natural Language Processing; Dialectology
The CUI/ University of Geneva seeks a qualified candidate for one specialist in speech recognition for dialect identification for a period of 6 months (class 13; 5988.-). Depending on hiring rate (100% to 50%), the contract will be extended up to 12 months.
In the context of a newly granted Swiss National Science Foundation Agora project, the CUI will collaborate with the Phonetischen Laboratorium of Universität Zurich (UZH) on "Swiss VoiceApp - Your voice. Your identity.” The project will combine speech recognition and processing as well as linguistic knowledge to provide a smart phone application for Swiss German dialect recognition and some information on the user’s voice.
The main task of successful candidate will be the development of speech recognition engine based on speech corpora of dialectal variants. Knowledge of speech software, namely HTK and Praat, are highly recommended.
Applicant should possess a master’s degree or an engineering diploma in computational linguistics, or in computer science but with strong knowledge of speech processing. Given the focus on Swiss German dialects, preference will be given to speaker of German.
The start date is expected to be during autumn/ winter 2013; the position will remain open until filled.
Please send (1) your CV, (2) a copy of your degree(s), (3) a short letter explaining that your skills and your interests fit in the project, to Jean-Philippe Goldman, before July 31th 2013, preferably electronically or by mail.
|Application Deadline:||Open until filled|
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