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LINGUIST List 25.2510

Wed Jun 11 2014

Jobs: Italian; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

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

Date: 10-Jun-2014
From: Alfredo Finotto <dataopsmangmail.com>
Subject: Italian; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, 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 Evaluator

Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Italian (ita)

Description:

As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of Italian, you will be part of a team based in our London office, 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 Italian (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: 6-11 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 Italian" in the subject line to the application email address below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: dataopsmangmail.com
Contact Information:
Alfredo Finotto
Email: dataopsmangmail.com

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