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

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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)


Description:

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
Semantics
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
synthesis/recognition/technology.

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 
	USA  

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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