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Greek Junior linguist in Belgium

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From: "HR-Net News Distribution Manager" <dist@hri.org>

Originally From: "Yoshida, Yuko" <Yuko.Yoshida@scansoft.com>

ScanSoft Inc. is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: SSFT) with offices around the world. With nearly 1000 employees, we are the market-leading supplier of speech and imaging solutions that are used to automate a wide range of manual processes - increasing productivity, reducing costs and improving customer service.

With over 10 million registered users and leading corporate customers - including Chevron, the Internal Revenue Service, Kodak and Morgan Stanley - ScanSoft's innovative imaging and speech technologies are among the most pervasive in the world. The company also has strategic business and bundle relationships with the world's leading technology companies, including AOL/Time Warner, Canon, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Microsoft and Xerox.

Scansoft is currently looking for a Junior Linguist - Greek

Your function will be to create a state-of-the-art voice for use with the market-leading RealSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) engine. You will join the team in Gent, Belgium.

Role:

*	Design of text corpora for recording and testing
*	Selection of voice talents
*	Coaching the voice talent
*	Creation of linguistic module of Greek TTS
*	Processing speech data
*	Creating and tuning the TTS voice
*	Testing and productization of the TTS voice

Profile:

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people who want to learn about, or increased their knowledge of, speech technology while making a real contribution to a successful product. In terms of skills, we are seeking people who can do most - but not necessarily all - of the following. If you...

* Native speaker of standard Greek or fluently speak standard Greek

* Have some experience working in speech and/or linguistics or related fields (we're especially interested if you've studied phonetics) either in academia or in industry

* Have some computational ability - no programming is required, but you should be comfortable working with MS Windows

* If you know some awk or Perl, it would be an advantage, but is not required.

* Are willing to work in Gent, Belgium for the duration of the contract

...then we would love to hear from you.

Offer:

* A 5 month contract, with a possibility of extension.

* Training in all aspects of the work, and you will be working with a talented and committed team.

* An exciting job with an innovative and performing international company

* The opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, supportive team

* Competitive remuneration package

* Relocation, travel and accommodation assistance.

Contact:

Please send your application and resume to Heike Hoffmeister, Manager International Recruitment & Personnel Development, heike.hoffmeister@scansoft.com


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