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LINGUIST List 24.3769

Wed Sep 25 2013

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics: Speech Data Evaluators, Google

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

Date: 24-Sep-2013
From: Ara Kim <dataopsmangmail.com>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics: Speech Data Evaluators, Google, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address: https://www.google.com/
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluators

Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluators

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics


As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of English, 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 English (with good command of the standard dialect)
- 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: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)
This is not a permanent position but a contract position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the UK for any employer.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Data Evaluator British English" 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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