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LINGUIST List 23.3614

Wed Aug 29 2012

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 28-Aug-2012
From: Linne Ha <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google, Dublin, Ireland
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University or Organization: Google
Department: Speech
Job Location: Dublin, Ireland
Web Address: http://www.google.ie/
Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP)

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Thai (tha)

Description:

Speech Data Evaluator - Google Speech Research

In Dublin: French, German, Italian, Iberian Spanish
In Moscow: Russian
In Bangkok: Thai
In Amsterdam: Dutch
In Sao Paulo/Belo Horizonte: Brazilian Portuguese
In London: British English

Job Title:
Speech Data Evaluator (Dutch, British English, French,
German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Iberian Spanish, Russian, Thai)

Job Description:
As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native speaker of one of the target
languages, you will be part of a team based in an office location as listed
above, processing large amounts of linguistic data and carrying out a number
of tasks to improve the quality of Google's speech synthesis and speech
recognition in your own language.

This includes:
- Annotating and classifying linguistic data
- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization
- Providing phonetic transcription of lexicon entries according to given
standards and using in-house tools
- Localization work

Job Requirements:
- Native speaker of one of the target languages (with good command of the
standard dialect) and fluent in English
- Computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools)
- Attention to detail
- Good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language
- Passion for language and a keen interest in technology
- Good organizational skills
- A degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, language teaching,
translation, editing, writing, proofreading, or similar

Project Duration:
- 6-9 months (with potential for extension)

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in
English (PDF format preferred) with 'Speech Data Evaluator [language]' in the
subject line.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMangmail.com
Contact Information:
Linne Ha
Email: DataOpsMangmail.com

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