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LINGUIST List 17.3624

Thu Dec 07 2006

Jobs: Eng Spelling & Spell-checking: Independent Contractor, LeapFrog

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        1.    Elizabeth Young, English Spelling, Misspelling & Spell-checking: Consultant/Independent Contractor, LeapFrog, CA, USA


Message 1: English Spelling, Misspelling & Spell-checking: Consultant/Independent Contractor, LeapFrog, CA, USA
Date: 06-Dec-2006
From: Elizabeth Young <eyoungleapfrog.com>
Subject: English Spelling, Misspelling & Spell-checking: Consultant/Independent Contractor, LeapFrog, CA, USA


Organization: LeapFrog
Department: Content
Web Address: http://www.flypentop.com
Job Rank: Consultant/Independent Contractor
Specialty Areas: Spelling, Misspelling & Spell-checking
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:
We're creating an audio dictionary with spell-check (for LeapFrog's FLY Pentop
Computer) and, while we have software engineers and algorithms in place (esp.
Levenshtein & Double Metaphone), we need someone knowledgeable in linguistics
and/or spell-checking to test and review the results (i.e. misspelling prompts
desired alternate, 'inersha' returns 'inertia') that various combinations return
and help us identify which and adjust for the types of misspellings not
returning the desired results. We have a PC engine built that allows the tester
to enter a misspelling, select algorithms and search for the desired word by
distance, frequency or both. We have a very limited processing power
environment (up to 12KB RAM) and need help fine tuning and balancing the
spell-check algorithms for best results within it.

OK to work on or offsite! Telecommuting is no problem.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.
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