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LINGUIST List 24.2756

Mon Jul 08 2013

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling: Programmer, Google UK Ltd

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

Date: 08-Jul-2013
From: Neil Berry <tts_jobsgoogle.com>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Google UK Ltd, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Google UK Ltd
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Hebrew (heb)
                            Indonesian (ind)
                            Thai (tha)
                            Turkish (tur)

Description:

Our TTS team is looking for talented language engineers/computational linguists to help us build the next generation of TTS voices in new languages.
We have open positions for TTS Language Engineers for the following languages: Turkish; Indonesian; Thai; Arabic; Hebrew.

You will be helping with technical tasks involved in creating a speech synthesiser in your language. This includes:
- Developing rules for a text normalisation system
- Large scale data mining
- Customising language building tools for your language
- TTS quality evaluation

Required Skills:
- Computational Linguistics/Computer Science graduate (or closely related discipline)
- Native speaker of one of: Turkish, Indonesian, Thai, Arabic or Hebrew
- Proficiency in Unix/Python/C++
- Interest in data mining and natural language processing a plus

This is an opportunity to work on cutting edge technology in a dynamic team of world-class experts. The positions are based in our London office. Contract term: 6 months, with a possibility for extension.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: tts_jobsgoogle.com
Contact Information:
Mr. Neil Berry
Email: tts_jobsgoogle.com

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