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LINGUIST List 25.1264

Thu Mar 13 2014

Internships: Speech Scientist Internship

Editor for this issue: Danuta Allen <dallen43emich.edu>

Date: 11-Mar-2014
From: Sandy LeBoy <sandy.leboygenesys.com>
Subject: Speech Scientist Internship
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University or Organization: Genesys
Department: R&D
Web Address: http://www.genesys.com

Type of Work: Transcription

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Computational Linguistics

Duration: 17-Mar-2014 to 31-Aug-2014
Compensation: Paid: competitive
Internship Location: Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Description:
Position is available in either Bedford, MA or Chantilly, VA.

As an intern, your attention to detail is paramount for the accurate transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) standards as well as for any application performance assessment and tuning requirements. The expected duration of this employment is 6 months, but longer terms can be considered.

Responsibilities:
- collect utterance data and carry out tuning activities
- supply phonetic transcriptions to accurately model pronunciation
- track performance and create monthly performance review reports
- update and maintain Genesys internal directories
- assist Client Services as required in support of customer specific projects

Requirements:
- BA/MA in Linguistics, Phonetics, Computational Linguistics, or other related degree
- experience with phonetic transcription and IPA
- ability to program in a scripting language (Perl or Python)
- knowledge of Unix/Linux
- familiarity with text editors under Linux and Windows
- fluency in a second language, other than English, is desired

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Sandy LeBoy
Email: sandy.leboygenesys.com

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