Job: Postdoctoral position in German Computational Linguistics at Voxygen (Rennes, France)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Oct 26 19:08:25 UTC 2012

Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:55:17 +0200
From: Chiara Mazza <chiara.mazza at>
Message-ID: <50890C85.5090208 at>

Postdoctoral position in German Computational Linguistics

Voxygen is a young and innovative company, created in September 2011,
constituted by experts in the field of speech synthesis and linguistics,
and located in the Lannion and Rennes areas, France. Voxygen proposes
speech synthesis products and services essentially for European, Arabic,
and African markets, and is particularly experienced in the creation of
expressive voices for industrial and entertainment purposes.

For more information on Voxygen:

The speech synthesis solution is widely deployed in voice servers and
mobile applications and operates in a large range of environments: PCs
and servers (Windows, Linux, MacOS) and mobile devices (Android, Windows
Mobile, iPhone OS, Symbian).

Voxygen is currently working on adding the German language to its 
catalog of offers.

Task description

Speech synthesis is a cross-disciplinary area requiring computer
science, linguistics and speech processing skills. The linguistic
processing is a central component that analyzes text to determine its
part-of-speech tags, pronunciation and intonation. This requires the
candidate to have knowledge in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax
and prosody.
The candidate will be in charge of the implementation of the linguistic
processing for the German language by using or adapting existing
language processing tools, and by programming new ones using C/C++ or
script languages such as Python and Perl.
He or she should bring innovative ideas to the technical team and may
interact with marketing and sales teams on needs concerning the German

German Language, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing 
(NLP), Speech Synthesis

Profile of the candidate
* Native German speaker
* PhD in Computational linguistics or related fields
* Skills in computer programming (C/C++, Perl, Python)
* Experience in natural language processing
* The working languages are English and French
* Appreciates working in a team spirit

Duration & location
12 months with a possible extension of 6 months, starting as soon as 
The position will be located in the Rennes area (France)

Please email your CV and cover letter to Paul BAGSHAW (jobs at

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