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LINGUIST List 25.1588

Thu Apr 03 2014

Jobs: Arabic; Danish; Norwegian; Swedish; Comp Ling: TTS Language Engineer (2 positions), Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Apr-2014
From: Viviana Montoya <tts_jobsgoogle.com>
Subject: Arabic; Danish; Norwegian; Swedish; Computational Linguistics: TTS Language Engineer (2 positions), Google, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: TTS Language Engineer

Job Rank: TTS Language Engineer - (2) positions, Arabic and Nordic Languages

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text to Speech

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Danish (dan)
                            Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (nob)
                            Swedish (swe)

Description:

2 positions available 1 for Arabic and 1 for Nordic Languages (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish).

Brief Job Description:
You will be helping with technical tasks involved in creating a speech synthesizer. This includes:
1. Developing rules for a text normalization system;
2. Large scale data mining;
3. Customizing language building tools for either Arabic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
4. TTS quality evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Recent CS or Computational Linguistics graduate or closely related discipline
2. Native-level speaker of Arabic for one of the positions, and speaker of Norwegian, Swedish or Danish for the second position. Must be fluent in English:
3. Proficiency in Unix/Python/C++
4. Interest in data mining and natural language processing a plus

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)
**This is not a permanent position but a contract position through an employment agency. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the EU.**

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "TTS Language Engineer [Language]" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: tts_jobsgoogle.com
Contact Information:
Viviana Montoya
Email: tts_jobsgoogle.com

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