LINGUIST List 14.531

Fri Feb 21 2003

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese: Transcriber, Sony Electronics

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  1. cstewart, Mandarin Chinese Transcriber: Translator, Sony Electronics, CA, USA

Message 1: Mandarin Chinese Transcriber: Translator, Sony Electronics, CA, USA

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:16:52 +0000
From: cstewart <>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese Transcriber: Translator, Sony Electronics, CA, USA

University or Organization: Sony Electronics
Department: Spoken Language Technology Lab
Rank of Job: Translator
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, phonetic level transcribing
Required Language(s):Chinese, Mandarin (Code = CHN)


At the Spoken Language Technology Lab, we have an opening for a speech
transcriber in English and Chinese. The position is open immediately,
and will last for 8-12 months.

Candidates must be available to work at least 20 hours per week during
regular working day hours.

Job Duties:
1) Creating and proofreading transcriptions of speech made from
recordings of English and of Chinese. This will mainly require word
and phonetic level transcribing, including some prosody such as stress
and tones. Work will be done by viewing speech waveforms and
spectrograms on a computer, listening to the recordings, and typing
the transcriptions into the computer.

2) Entering phonetic transcriptions of words from a list into a
phonetic dictionary.

3) Assisting in recording sessions of English and Chinese speakers.

4) Assisting in processing and preparation of speech and text corpora.


- Knowledge of IPA or other phonetic alphabet for phonetic transcription.
- Capable of identifying phonetic segments and prosodic
 characteristics in English & Chinese speech by listening to
- Prefer native or near-native speaking & reading ability in English
 and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
- Attention to detail, both visual and aural.
- Basic computer ability, such as word processing.
- Completion or near completion of work for a Bachelor's degree in
 Linguistics or Chinese Languages, with emphasis in the phonetic
 systems of American English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
- Experience examining the acoustic and phonetic properties of speech.
- Any experience with Unix and Entropic's ''xwaves'' program is a
 plus, though not required.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Chris Stewart
	3300 Zanker Rd. 
	San Jose, CA 95134 SJ1G2
	United States of America 
Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Chris Stewart
	Tel: 408-955-6084
	Fax: 408-955-3069
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