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LINGUIST List 24.2871

Mon Jul 15 2013

Jobs: Modified: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill

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

Date: 15-Jul-2013
From: Danielle Davis <djdavisappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Modified: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Consultant, 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):
Chinese
Danish
Dutch
English
French
German


Description:

Position Summary:
Computational linguists with phonetics expertise for an upcoming project.

Native speakers of at least one of the following:
- Simplified Chinese
- New Zealand English
- Canadian French
- Danish
- Dutch
- German (Austria or Germany)

Project Information:
- Location: Remote
- Hours: approximately 4 hours per week, with occasional peaks of 20 hours
per week, with reasonable advance notice
- Length: through June 2014

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Highly skilled in computational linguistics and phonetics (Master’s or PhD)
- Fluent in spoken and written English
- Experienced in development of language assets of speech recognition and
text-to-speech technologies
- Familiar with XML structures
- Familiar with running command-line tools (ability to use a scripting
language, such as Perl or Python, is a plus)
- Proficient in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
- Projects require excellent English reading, writing and communication
skills.
- Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than average
comfort with software and technology are expected.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experienced with at least one programming language; e.g., PERL, Python, or
C#
- Familiar with regular expression (RegEx) use
- Experienced using Visual Studio
- Familiar with creation of text normalization (TN) and inverse text
normalization (ITN) rules
- Able to run simple scripts and work with command-line-based tools
- Able to analyze test results and propose solutions
- Familiar with bug-tracking systems and tools

Additionally:
US residents must have US work authorization (US citizen or permanent
resident). Unfortunately, Appen Butler Hill cannot sponsor employment visas at
this time. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure
agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

This is a contract position.

There is no job location for this position. Position is Remote.



Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=580
Contact Information:
Danielle Davis
Email: djdavisappenbutlerhill.com
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