17.1275, Jobs: English & Computational Ling: Researcher, CA

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LINGUIST List: Vol-17-1275. Wed Apr 26 2006. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 17.1275, Jobs: English & Computational Ling: Researcher, CA

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Date: 25-Apr-2006
From: Laura Garlick < laura at SpeechTekJobs.com >
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pacific Search Consultants, CA, USA 

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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 14:07:18
From: Laura Garlick < laura at SpeechTekJobs.com >
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pacific Search Consultants, CA, USA 

University or Organization: Pacific Search Consultants 
Job Rank: Researcher  
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics 
Required Language(s): English (eng)


Computational Linguist, Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Location:  Boston area (Position AXG-1005)

The Computational Linguist will work with the company's technical team to
develop and integrate linguistic resources and applications for the
company's TTS engine.

Areas of Competence:

Computational Linguistics
Speech corpus
Text corpus
Primary Duties:
- Produce and maintain speech corpus, audio data, transcripts and phonetic
dictionary, data annotation, and component/model configuration management
- Verify existing corpus
- Developing utilities, lexicons, and other language resources for
company's unique TTS
-  Adapt text language parsing and analysis software for new TTS needs

Required skills/experience:
- Thorough grounding in phonology, phonetics, lexicography, orthography,
semantics, morphology, syntax, and other branches of linguistics
- Experience with language parsing and analysis software, such as
part-of-speech (POS) and syntactic taggers, semantics, and discourse analysis
- Experience with formant or concatenated based speech synthesis
- Experience working on medium-scale, multi-developer software projects
- Experience with development of speech corpus, transcripts, data
annotation, and phonetic dictionary
- Programming experience in C/C++/Matlab/Perl
- Self-motivation and ability to work independently
- Familiarity with concepts and techniques from DSP theory, machine
learning and statistical modeling is a plus

Must have a Master/PhD. in Engineering, Computer Science or Linguistics
with development or research experience in speech

Pacific Search Consultants is an executive search firm specializing in the
speech technology industry. To view other open positions or register
online, visit www.SpeechTekJobs.com.

Address for Applications:

	President Arnold Garlick 
	2377 S. El Camino Real, Suite #201 
	San Clemente, CA 92672 

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

	President Arnold Garlick 
	Email: arnold at SpeechTekJobs.com 
	Phone: (949) 366-9000 
	Website: http://www.SpeechTekJobs.com

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