LINGUIST List 21.2732

Sun Jun 27 2010

Jobs: Korean & Phonetics: Consultant / Contract Phonetician, Gracenote

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        1.    Sarah Feinman, Korean & Phonetics, IPA Knowledge: Consultant / Contract Phonetican (Korean Language), Gracenote

Message 1: Korean & Phonetics, IPA Knowledge: Consultant / Contract Phonetican (Korean Language), Gracenote
Date: 25-Jun-2010
From: Sarah Feinman <>
Subject: Korean & Phonetics, IPA Knowledge: Consultant / Contract Phonetican (Korean Language), Gracenote
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University or Organization: Gracenote Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; IPA knowlege

Required Language(s): Korean (kor)


PHONETICIAN - 2+ month contract position (20-40 hours/week)(Native Speaking Korean Phonetician/Linguist)

JOB DESCRIPTION:Gracenote is a global leader in the space of digital media recognition,management, enjoyment, and discovery. We are looking for a Phonetician tohelp maintain and expand our media-related speech command and controlproduct (MediaVOCS) for PC, embedded (Consumer Electronics and Mobile)and on-line platforms, as we continue to expand our current offering, theMediaVOCS product, into more markets to provide our customers a trulyglobal solution.

It is a great opportunity for an expert in linguistics, phonetics and speechtechnologies to participate in enhancements to our MediaVOCS product in anenvironment that exhibits the pace and energy of a start-up within a provenand disciplined content and product organization. This individual willcontribute to the content creation and maintenance process that drivesMediaVOCS and work closely with the Content Team and ProductManagement Team to ensure that MediaVOCS continues to enable anindustry leading speech-operated user interface.


- Review and edit Gracenote international speech data- Assist in the maintenance and development of Gracenote's linguisticprocessing of speech content- Interact with Content team to develop standards for content reviewbased upon analysis of content review.- Work with Gracenote phonetic experts to improve cross-languageprocessing technologies


Education & Experience- BS/BA degree in Linguistics, Computer Science or equivalent.- 1-3 years of experience in speech software solutions or phonetic dataediting is preferred.- International experience is a plus, especially Japan, Korea, China ornon-UK Europe.

Skills & Knowledge- Understanding and experience with phonetics and phonology- Fluency in one or more phonetic alphabets such as the InternationalPhonetic Alphabet (IPA), X-SAMPA, Kirshenbaum, etc.- Ability to learn phonetic and phonological characteristics for languagesother than English- Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus.- Native Speaking Korean Phonetician/Linguist preferred- Partial or total literacy in non-Roman written languages like Chinese,Arabic, or Cyrillic a big plus.- Excellent attention to detail- Excellent organizational and project management skills.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills- Must be able to communicate effectively and authoritatively in the areasof speech software applications that enable speech-operated command andcontrol digital music and media. Strong relevant experience is a plus.- Knowledge of digital music software, Internet services and/or consumerelectronics a plus.- Knowledge of entertainment media metadata and informationarchitecture principles is a plus.- Local candidates preferred- Should have own laptop/computer running Windows XP or 7 NOT Vista- Knowledge of popular music is a plus

Personal Qualities- Professional and strong team player that thrives in a rapid-paced andfluid entrepreneurial environment- Genuine passion for Music, Movies, TV, and the visual arts

ABOUT GRACENOTEGracenote, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is aglobal leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data servicesfor digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer electronics,mobile, and automotive markets.For further consideration, please apply directly to our website at

Application Deadline: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
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