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LINGUIST List 24.675

Tue Feb 05 2013

Jobs: Russian; Phonology; Semantics; Transcription, Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP): Speech Data Evaluator, Google

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Feb-2013
From: Linne Ha <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: Russian; Phonology; Semantics; Transcription, Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP): Speech Data Evaluator, Google, New York, USA
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: New York, USA
Job Rank: Other

Specialty Areas: Phonology; Semantics; Transcription, Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP)

Required Language(s): Russian (rus)


Speech Data Evaluator (multiple positions)
In NYC: Russian

Job description:
As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of Russian, you will be part of a team based in NYC, 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.

Job requirements:
- native-level speaker of Russian (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: contract position for 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 [Russian]" in the subject line.

Application Deadline:

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

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