LINGUIST List 13.888

Mon Apr 1 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling:internship, Brussels Belgium

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  1. Frederik Durant, Computational Ling (Dutch): internship, temp contract Brussels Belgium

Message 1: Computational Ling (Dutch): internship, temp contract Brussels Belgium

Date: 29 Mar 2002 09:04:42 -0000
From: Frederik Durant <>
Subject: Computational Ling (Dutch): internship, temp contract Brussels Belgium

Rank of Job: 1-month internship or temporary contract
Areas Required: Computational Linguist (Dutch)
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: MagicPhone, A Tellme Company
Department: Voice Application Development Group
State or Province: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Final Date of Application: April 12, 2002
Contact: Frederik Durant

Address for Applications:
Stallestraat 65 rue de Stalle

MagicPhone (based in Brussels, Belgium) is the Europan branch of
Tellme Networks (Mountain View, CA, US), which manages the world's
largest voice application network. MagicPhone's Voice Application
Development (VAD) Group designs & develops speech enabled phone
applications based on the W3C standard VoiceXML 2.0.

It has built several VoiceXML applications in French & English and now
plans to localize these applications to the Dutch-speaking market. To
support this localization effort, MagicPhone currently has a job for a
computational linguist (Dutch) on a temporary basis (1 month full
time, or equivalent). The position is available *immediately*.
Candidates can apply for either an internship or a standard temporary

- Create & maintain Dutch phonetic dictionaries, used in speech
 recognition applications 
- Create & maintain formal grammars (Nuance GSL format) in Dutch,
 used in speech recognition applications 
- Develop Voice User Interface prompts in Dutch, in collaboration
 with Voice User Interface designer 
- Conduct linguistic analyses of specific application domains 
- Linguistic data management 

- Native speaker of Dutch, with excellent knowledge of English
 (written + spoken). Facility with French or German is an advantage 
- M.A. in Computational Linguistics, with specialization in
 phonetics (or equivalent)
- Fluent command of IPA and other phonetic transcription conventions 
- Knowledge of formal grammars / regular expressions 
- Proven computer literacy - basic knowledge of programming 

- Excellent organizational skills 
- Detail-orientated, perfectionist 
- Able to work independently and in team 
- Contacts with universities and other institutes of language
 learning an advantage 
- Willingness to travel occasionally for training purposes 

If this job interests you, please send your application letter +
resume ASAP (preferably by e-mail) to:
Frederik Durant (,
Group Manager, Voice Application Development
Nathalie Laitem (,
Human Resources Coordinator

MagicPhone, A Tellme Company
Stallestraat 65 Rue de Stalle
B-1180 Brussels

For a Dutch translation of this job ad & more info about MagicPhone, A
Tellme Company, see
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