[Elsnet-list] Internships at digital publishing, Munich, Germany

Karl Weilhammer K.Weilhammer at digitalpublishing.de
Wed Aug 13 15:53:15 CEST 2008


     International Internship Program
     "Speech and Language Technology"
                  at
   digital publishing, Munich, Germany

digital publishing AG is one of Europe's leading
producers of interactive software for foreign
language training. The e-learning courses of
digital publishing place an emphasis on speaking
and spoken language understanding.

Internships are usually organized as 2 - 6 month
projects. Candidates are expected to work on
site at the digital publishing R&D Lab. People
in the lab speak English and German. We
especially welcome applications by native
speakers of the languages German, English,
French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese.


Projects will be in the fields of:

- computer-aided language learning (CALL)

- computer-aided pronunciation teaching (CAPT)

- training, configuration or evaluation of
  speech recognizers for CALL and CAPT
  systems

- grammar writing for syntactic and semantic
  parsers

- programming projects in C or C++ involving
  speech recognition


We offer

- a creative working atmosphere in an
  international team of software engineers,
  linguists and editors working on challenging
  research projects in speech recognition and
  speech dialogue systems

- a workplace in the center of Munich, in the
  neighborhood where Albert Einstein spent
  his childhood. With beautiful lakes and the
  mountains of the Alps nearby, Munich is
  the ideal starting point for activities like
  swimming, sailing, moutaineering and skiing

- flexible working times, fair compensation,
  and arguably the best espresso in town


We expect

- good knowledge of C or C++ (for projects
  that involve programming)

- knowledge of scripting languages

- knowledge of HTK or other speech recognition
  toolkits

- a background in speech technology,
  (computational) linguistics, computer science
  or machine learning

- knowledge about grammar writing

- good knowledge of English or German

Interested?
We look forward to your application:
(please send your application by e-mail and
indicate a preferred  project area)

digital publishing AG
Karl Weilhammer
k.weilhammer at digitalpublishing.de
Tumblinger Straße 32
D-80337 München
Germany




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