Who am I?

Once upon a time...

I am working as a language engineer at Amazon where I work on speech synthesis for French.

Interests

  • Birthdate
    November, 14th 1989
  • Citizenship
    French
  • Location
    Issy-les-Moulineaux
  • Phone number
    +33 (0) 6 30 57 43 01
  • E-mail address
    anais@chanclu.fr

Experience

Speech recognition and synthesis

August 2017 - Present

Language Engineer

Amazon

Developing Google Assistant’s speech synthesis.
Main tasks: chosing the voice based on phonological and prosodic criteria, writing message patterns, implementing the messages, setting up a large acoustic database from scripts, developing programs to ease the team’s work.

September 2016 - June 2017

Junior Linguist

Google (via Adecco Outsourcing)

Developing Google Assistant’s speech synthesis.
Main tasks: chosing the voice based on phonological and prosodic criteria, writing message patterns, implementing the messages, setting up a large acoustic database from scripts, developing programs to ease the team’s work.

March 2015 - September 2015

Automatic Phoneme Segmentation Corrector

Sorbonne-Nouvelle - Paris 3 University

Correction of automatic phoneme recognition in order to study the occurrences of the phoneme /R/ in French oral discourses.
Main tasks: defining the frontiers of the /R/ phonemes from spectrograms.

April 2013 - March 2014

Speech Data Evaluator for French

Google (via Berkley Recruitment Ltd.)

Processing linguistic and speech data in order to improve automatic speech recognition (ASR) and speech synthesis services on Google products.
Main tasks: associating acoustic forms to graphemes, identifying the ASR output errors, adding entries into the pronunciation dictionary, modelling language using grammars.
Located in Dublin, Ireland.

Internships

Automatic Speech Recognition Error Evaluator

Laboratoire National de métrologie et d'Essais (LNE)

March 2016 - July 2016

Setting up a perceptive test evaluating how serious automatic speech recognition errors can be and their impact upon a specific task as part of the ANR project VERA.
Main tasks: sampling data, recruiting subjects, supervising the experience, analyzing results.

Lextree Converter

CNRS - Modyco

July 2015 - September 2015

Converting automatically lextrees from Decoda format to Orfeo format for the ANR project Orfeo.
Main tasks: Developing a program to convert Decoda lextrees to Orfeo lextrees.

years of experience

lines of code

told jokes

inspirational dinosaurs

Education

Natural language processing, linguistics and English studies

September 2014 - June 2016

Master's in Natural Language Processing

Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 University

Reserch and Development
Phonology, prosody, signal processing, formal grammars, linguistic modelisation, databases.
Research topic: Factors of seriousness of errors in autoromatic speech recognition outputs (Grade: 18/20).

September 2012 - June 2013

Master's in Linguistics

François Rabelais University of Tours

General Linguistics.
Psycholinguistics.
Contrastive linguistics.
Natural Language Processing.

September 2008 - June 2012

Bachelor's in English Studies

François Rabelais University of Tours

Performing Arts courses during the first two year.s
French as a second language during the third year.

June 2007

Baccalauréat in Science

Lycée Maurice Genevoix of Ingré

Specialisation in Physics and Chemistry and Cinema courses.

Skills

Things I can do

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Python 3
  • PHP 5
  • C++
  • Perl
  • SQL
  • LaTeX
  • Java
  • R

Languages

  • French
    Native
  • English
    Advanced
  • Spanish
    Intermediary
  • German
    Basic
  • Swedish
    Basic

Contact

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