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LINGUIST List 24.3021

Thu Jul 25 2013

Jobs: Spanish; Russian; Disc Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

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

Date: 25-Jul-2013
From: Ara Kim <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: Spanish; Russian; Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google, California, USA
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University or Organization: Google
Department: Speech
Job Location: California, USA
Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics

Required Language(s): Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

Location and Language:
Los Angeles, CA for MX Spanish (must be familiar with Spanish use in the US)
New York, NY for Russian

As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level 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:
- Classifying and annotating linguistic data
- Transcription
- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization
- Providing phonetic transcription of lexicon entries according to given standards and using in-house tools

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

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:
Ara Kim
Email: DataOpsMangmail.com

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