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LINGUIST List 23.1312

Thu Mar 15 2012

Jobs: Thai; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Computational Phonetician, Appen Butler Hill

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Date: 14-Mar-2012
From: Mandy Iverson <miversonappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Thai; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Thai Computational Phonetician, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.appenbutlerhill.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Thai (tha)

Description:

Appen Butler Hill is currently looking for a Thai Computational Phonetician for
an upcoming project. The consultant will work remotely for approximately 4
hours per week with occasional peaks of 20 with reasonable advance notice.
The contract is expected to begin soon, and last until 12/31/12.

Requirements:
- Highly skilled in Computational Linguistics or Phonetics (Master's or PhD),
preferably Computational Linguistics.
- Experience in development of language assets of Speech Recognition and
Text-To-Speech technologies.
- Familiar with running command-line tools and higher-than-average computer
literacy (ability to use scripting language, such as Perl or Python, is a plus.)
- Availability of at least 4 hours per week with occasional peaks of 20 hours
per week or more ( with reasonable advance notice).

Preferred Skills (Degrees, Skills and Abilities):
- Knowledge of a third language is important.
- Some basic programming and understanding of at least one programming
language, e.g. PERL, Python or C#.
- Knowledge of regular expression (RegEx) use.
- Experience using Visual Studio.
- Creation of Text Normalization (TN) and Inverse Text Normalization (ITN)
rules.
- Run simple scripts and work with command-line-based tools.
- Analyze test results and propose solutions.
- Bug management with Product Studio.

Summary of Experience:
- Completed MA or PhD in Computational Linguistics or Phonetics
- Fluent in spoken and written English.
- Experience in language technology, particularly in Speech Processing -
either in academia or industry.
- Knowledge of XML structures.
- Experience with bug management and the software release lifecycle.
- Experience with command-line interfaces.
- Knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

How to Apply:
Please see the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=271
Contact Information:
Mandy Iverson
Email: miversonappenbutlerhill.com

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