LINGUIST List 21.1360

Sat Mar 20 2010

Jobs: Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Wendy Ng, Vietnamese & Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group

Message 1: Vietnamese & Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group
Date: 18-Mar-2010
From: Wendy Ng <>
Subject: Vietnamese & Phonetics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group
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University or Organization: Butler Hill Group Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): Vietnamese (vie)


The Butler Hill Group, a virtual computational linguistics consultingcompany, maintains a world-wide network of highly-skilled linguists,computer scientists, language experts and research librarians withexpertise in the natural language issues of computer technology.

RoleWe have an immediate need - start date May 1, 2010 - for a native ornear-native Vietnamese Linguist with background in phonetics.

This is a two-part assignment consisting of:

Assignment Part IMay 1-July 3, 201030 hours per week to be performed remotelyTasks: General Language Support, including:-Auditive evaluation of TTS synthesis-Evaluation of TTS normalization-Specification and evaluation of Text Normalization entries, documentation etc.

Assignment Part IIAug 1-Oct 31, 2010Full-time (40 hours/week) on-site work with the client in BelgiumTasks: Voice development work, including:-Design of text corpora for recording and testing-Processing speech data-Making recordings with a professional voice talent-Creating and tuning the TTS voice-Testing and productization of the TTS voice-Travel expenses and housing in Belgium for 3 months will be covered

Job Requirements:-Native or near-native speaker of Vietnamese-Bachelors/Masters or higher degree in Linguistics-Linguistic experience with text normalization and phonetic transcription-Recent experience living in and/or educated in Vietnam.-Excellent English reading, writing and communication skills-Strong computer skills in a Windows environment-PC that runs a current version of Windows or Vista (The tools required arenot supported by Mac)

Compensation:We offer a competitive hourly pay rate and a flexible work environment.

Please apply online at the web address listed or send a resume via email to Wendy Ng at the email address below.

Application Deadline: 10-Apr-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Wendy Ng Email:
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