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LINGUIST List 22.2690

Tue Jun 28 2011

Jobs: Italian; General Ling: Speech Data Project Manager, Word of Mouth

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        1.     Elixabete Murguia , Italian; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Project Manager, Word of Mouth, Milan, Italy

Message 1: Italian; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Project Manager, Word of Mouth, Milan, Italy
Date: 27-Jun-2011
From: Elixabete Murguia <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: Italian; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Project Manager, Word of Mouth, Milan, Italy
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University or Organization: Word of Mouth
Job Location: Milan, Italy
Job Rank: Speech Data Project Manager

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Italian (ita)


Word of Mouth, a speech technology research group, is seeking qualified
candidates to fill the position of Speech Data Project Manager.

The Data Project Manager will oversee and manage work related to achieving
targeted data ouput levels and quality for speech projects in Italian.
He/she will manage a team of Data Evaluators, work on analyzing text-norm
performance, oversee lexicon/phoneset and QA studio recordings.

The work includes (but is not limited to):
- Assisting/mentoring Data Evaluators on the 3 following tasks:
(i) Semiotic classification/disambiguation work
(ii) Phonetic transcription (to create new lexicon entries) using our
phoneset and our standards
(iii) Proofreading script for voice talent, and editing for readability
- Providing expertise on pronunciations to help the experts with their
phoneset and phonotactics work
- Performing basic text normalization tasks on a huge amount of text data
- Working with internal quality control tools according to the established
- Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses,
numbers, etc.

Required skills:
- Native-level speaker of Italian (with good command of standard dialect)
and fluent in English
- Must have attended elementary school in Italy
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances
- Advanced degree in (Computational) Linguistics preferred
- Knowledge of Italian phonology required, previous experience with
transcription is a plus
- High level of computer literacy
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills
- Previous experience in managing external resources is a big plus
- Previous experience developing internal tools or with speech/NLP-related
projects a plus

The candidate will work on-site at the Milan office.

The duration of the project is 6-9 months (full-time) with potential for

If this sounds interesting to you and if you want to be part of an effort
to develop state-of-the-art technology, please send your CV and cover
letter in English (PDF) to the address below.

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2011

Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMangmail.com
Contact Information:
Elixabete Murguia
Email: DataOpsMangmail.com
Phone: +34 91 748 64 68

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