LINGUIST List 11.1123

Thu May 18 2000

Jobs: Hungarian/Tamil Linguist at L&H, Belgium

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  • Pierre Eggermont, Hungarian Linguist Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium
  • Pierre Eggermont, Tamil Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium

    Message 1: Hungarian Linguist Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium

    Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 14:30:28 +0200
    From: Pierre Eggermont <Pierre.Eggermontlhs.be>
    Subject: Hungarian Linguist Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium


    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the world's leading provider of speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by voice in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer, business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation. As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H maintains offices in more than forty countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South America. With over 2.000 employees - mainly linguists, scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $344 million in 1999. For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):

    ********************************** Linguist Hungarian Text Corpora & Lexica **********************************

    The Linguist Text Corpora & Lexica will work in the Linguistic Resources (LR) department of the Corporate Research & Development Division (CRD). He or she will report to a group manager or team leader of the department and will closely cooperate with: (1) the other members of LR department and its engineering support, (2) the team working on Hungarian in the Linguistic Engineering Department of CRD, (3) the team that creates and collects linguistic resources in the country where Hungarian is spoken.

    The Linguistic Resources Linguist Hungarian is the company-wide focal point for linguistic resources for Hungarian. Linguistic resources include lexical databases, acoustic databases and electronic text corpora. The linguistic resources are used to develop L&H's language and speech technologies with an initial focus on TTS, ASR and Dictation.

    Function:

    As the Linguist you will:

    � assist in the organization & follow-up of the collection and creation of linguistic resources for Hungarian by a local team that operates in Pakistan; � Quality Assurance: assure the quality, consistency, and conformance to L&H standards of the linguistic resources supplied by the local team by performing regular checks in every step of the process; � resource providers and distributors, evaluate their linguistic resources and assist in the negotiations of purchases of and/or licenses on third party linguistic resources; � contribute to consolidation of linguistic resources, especially w.r.t. Hungarian, including maintenance of catalogues and an archive of linguistic resources and integration of various linguistic resources in a standard format; � create, enhance and extend lexical databases for the Hungarianlanguage. The lexical databases will have to contain at least: orthographic representation, phonetic transcriptions, Part-of-Speech, inflectional codes, morphological structure; � assists in defining the language-specific requirements for linguistic resources for Hungarian, including the definition of language-specific grammatical features and transcription conventions; � make suggestions to optimize the working methods and to partially automate your tasks.

    Profile:

    � degree in philology or linguistics; � native proficiency of Hungarian and a good working knowledge of English; � strong interest in formal linguistics and phonetic aspects; � experience with programming, scripting languages (AWK, Perl)and computational linguistics is an advantage; � ability to work in a team and independently; � perseverance and thoroughness; � willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time; . organized and detail-oriented.



    **********************************************************

    If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfill the required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send your application letter and detailed resume to:

    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products Personnel Department

    Mailto:job-announcelhs.be

    attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont Flanders Language Valley 50 B-8900 Ieper BELGIUM Fax: int+ 32 (0)57.20.84.89

    To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage: http://www.lhsl.com

    Message 2: Tamil Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium

    Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 18:28:20 +0200
    From: Pierre Eggermont <Pierre.Eggermontlhs.be>
    Subject: Tamil Linguist at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), Belgium


    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the world's leading provider of speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by voice in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer, business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation. As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H maintains offices in more than forty countries in Europe, Asia,the Middle East, North America, and South America. With over 5.000 employees - mainly linguists, scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $344 million in 1999. For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):



    ********************************** Linguist Tamil Text Corpora & Lexica **********************************

    The Linguist Text Corpora & Lexica will work in the Linguistic Resources (LR) department of the Corporate Research & Development Division (CRD). He or she will report to a group manager or team leader of the department and will closely cooperate with: (1) the other members of LR department and its engineering support, (2) the team working on Tamil in the Linguistic Engineering Department of CRD, (3) the team that creates and collects linguistic resources in the country where Tamil is spoken.

    The Linguistic Resources Linguist Tamil is the company-wide focal point for linguistic resources for Tamil. Linguistic resources include lexical databases, acoustic databases and electronic text corpora. The linguistic resources are used to develop L&H?s language and speech technologies with an initial focus on TTS, ASR and Dictation.

    Function:

    As the Linguist you will:

    � assist in the organization & follow-up of the collection and creation of linguistic resources for Tamil by a local team that operates in the country where the language is spoken; � Quality Assurance: assure the quality, consistency, and conformance to L&H standards of the linguistic resources supplied by the local team by performing regular checks in every step of the process; � resource providers and distributors, evaluate their linguistic resources and assist in the negotiations of purchases of and/or licenses on third party linguistic resources; � contribute to consolidation of linguistic resources, especially w.r.t. Tamil, including maintenance of catalogues and an archive of linguistic resources and integration of various linguistic resources in a standard format; � create, enhance and extend lexical databases for the Tamil language. The lexical databases will have to contain at least: orthographic representation, phonetic transcriptions, Part-of-Speech, inflectional codes, morphological structure; � assists in defining the language-specific requirements for linguistic resources for Tamil, including the definition of language-specific grammatical features and transcription conventions; � make suggestions to optimize the working methods and to partially automate your tasks.

    Profile:

    � degree in philology or linguistics; � native proficiency of Tamil and a good working knowledge of English; � strong interest in formal linguistics and phonetic aspects; � experience with programming, scripting languages (AWK, Perl)and computational linguistics is an advantage; � ability to work in a team and independently; � perseverance and thoroughness; � willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time; . organized and detail-oriented.



    **********************************************************

    If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfill the required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send your application letter and detailed resume to:

    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products Personnel Department

    Mailto:job-announcelhs.be

    attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont Flanders Language Valley 50 B-8900 Ieper BELGIUM Fax: int+ 32 (0)57.22.95.31

    To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage: http://www.lhsl.com