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Sat Mar 20 2010

Jobs: Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Wendy Ng, Vietnamese & Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group

Message 1: Vietnamese & Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group
Date: 18-Mar-2010
From: Wendy Ng <wngbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Vietnamese & Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group
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University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.butlerhill.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): Vietnamese (vie)

Description:

The Butler Hill Group, a virtual computational linguistics consulting
company, maintains a world-wide network of highly-skilled linguists,
computer scientists, language experts and research librarians with
expertise in the natural language issues of computer technology.

Role
We have an immediate need - start date May 1, 2010 - for a native or
near-native Vietnamese Linguist with background in phonetics.

This is a two-part assignment consisting of:

Assignment Part I
May 1-July 3, 2010
30 hours per week to be performed remotely
Tasks: General Language Support, including:
-Auditive evaluation of TTS synthesis
-Evaluation of TTS normalization
-Specification and evaluation of Text Normalization entries, documentation etc.

Assignment Part II
Aug 1-Oct 31, 2010
Full-time (40 hours/week) on-site work with the client in Belgium
Tasks: Voice development work, including:
-Design of text corpora for recording and testing
-Processing speech data
-Making recordings with a professional voice talent
-Creating and tuning the TTS voice
-Testing and productization of the TTS voice
-Travel expenses and housing in Belgium for 3 months will be covered


Job Requirements:
-Native or near-native speaker of Vietnamese
-Bachelors/Masters or higher degree in Linguistics
-Linguistic experience with text normalization and phonetic transcription
-Recent experience living in and/or educated in Vietnam.
-Excellent English reading, writing and communication skills
-Strong computer skills in a Windows environment
-PC that runs a current version of Windows or Vista (The tools required are
not supported by Mac)

Compensation:
We offer a competitive hourly pay rate and a flexible work environment.

Please apply online at the web address listed or send a resume via email to Wendy Ng at the email address below.

Application Deadline: 10-Apr-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://alturl.com/9ncu
Contact Information:
Wendy Ng
Email: wngbutlerhill.com

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