LINGUIST List 14.1728

Wed Jun 18 2003

Jobs: Speech Technology: Translator, Sony Electronics

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  1. cstewart, Speech Technology: Translator, RemX IT / Sony Electronics, Inc.

Message 1: Speech Technology: Translator, RemX IT / Sony Electronics, Inc.

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 12:06:01 +0000
From: cstewart <>
Subject: Speech Technology: Translator, RemX IT / Sony Electronics, Inc.

University or Organization: RemX IT / Sony Electronics, Inc.
Department: Spoken Language Technology
Rank of Job: Translator
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics,
 Phonetics, American English
Required Language(s): English (Code = ENG)


At the Spoken Language Technology we have an opening for a speech
transcriber in English. The position is open immediately, and will
last for 8-12 months.

Candidates must be available to work at least 20 hours per week during
regular working day hours.

Job Duties:

 1) Creating and proofreading transcriptions of speech made from
 recordings of English. This will mainly require word and
 phonetic level transcribing, including some prosody such as
 stress and tones. Work will be done by viewing speech waveforms
 and spectrograms on a computer, listening to the recordings, and
 typing the transcriptions into the computer.

 2) Entering phonetic transcriptions of words from a list into a
 phonetic dictionary.

 3) Assisting in recording sessions of English speakers.
 4) Assisting in processing and preparation of speech and text


 - Knowledge of IPA or other phonetic alphabet for phonetic
 - Capable of identifying phonetic segments and prosodic
 characteristics in English by listening to recordings.
 - Prefer native or near-native speaking & reading ability in English
 OR Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
 - Attention to detail, both visual and aural.
 - Basic computer ability, such as word processing.
 - Completion or near completion of work for a Bachelor's degree in
 Linguistics or Chinese Languages, with emphasis in the phonetic
 systems of American English OR Chinese (Cantonese and/or
 - Experience examining the acoustic and phonetic properties of
 - Any experience with Unix and Entropic's ''xwaves'' program is a
 plus, though not required.

Pay rate: DOE

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Chris Stewart
	3300 Zanker Rd.
	San Jose, CA 95134
	United States of America 
	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Chris Stewart
	Tel: 408-554-1534

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