[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

Kind regards,
Barbara Steiner

Speech in Motion.
Barbara Steiner
Human Resources Executive

Baslerstrasse 30
CH-8048 Zurich

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


* 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.

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

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