[Elsnet-list] New Job ad

Barbara Steiner - SVOX steiner at svox.com
Thu Sep 27 15:36:56 CEST 2007


Dear all

Could you please post the attached job on your webpage. Many thanks in
advance.

Kind regards,
Barbara Steiner

Speech in Motion.
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Barbara Steiner
Human Resources Executive

SVOX AG
Baslerstrasse 30
CH-8048 Zurich
Switzerland

Tel.: +41 (0) 43 544 06 12
Fax.: +41 (0) 43 544 06 01
Email: steiner at svox.com
www.svox.com

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Position: Computer Linguist Turkish


SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech. We are seeking to temporarily (9 months) add to our language development team a computer linguist for Turkish. You will create new language components for use with our state-of-the-art text-to-speech engine.

We invite applications from language specialists that natively speak Turkish. SVOX provides a varied position in an international, fast-paced, results-oriented environment.


Tasks

* Development of language-specific components needed to analyse texts (grammars, rule sets, lexicon evaluation and script-based adaptation)
* Quality assessment and improvement of phonemic transcriptions
* Definition of accentuation and phrasing rules
* Preparation of text material for recordings
* Supervising the recordings
* Annotating the recordings and creating a speech database
* Testing and quality assessment of the integrated system


Qualifications and required skills

* Native speaker of Turkish
* Masters degree in linguistics, computer science, or related field
* 1+ years experience in text-to-speech technology is a strong plus
* Interest in speech synthesis, prosody, and morpho-syntactic analysis of text
* Programming and scripting skills are desirable


Personal requirements

* Working knowledge of English
* Excellent organization and communication skills
* Has a positive attitude and enjoys working in a team
* High quality standards
* Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland, for 9 months


Start Date
	At earliest availability.

Contact
	Please send your application to Ms. Barbara Steiner, steiner at svox.com.




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