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Mon Dec 05 2011

Jobs: Cantonese; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Project Manager, Word of Mouth

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        1.     Kanon Tsukahara , Cantonese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Linguistic Project Manager, Word of Mouth, Hong Kong


Message 1: Cantonese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Linguistic Project Manager, Word of Mouth, Hong Kong
Date: 05-Dec-2011
From: Kanon Tsukahara <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: Cantonese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Linguistic Project Manager, Word of Mouth, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: Word of Mouth
Job Location: Hong Kong
Job Rank: Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Asian Languages; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): Chinese, Yue (yue)

Description:

The Linguistic Project Manager will oversee and manage speech projects
for Hong Kong, China. The candidate will manage a team of Data
Evaluators and work on analyzing textnorm performance, overseeing
lexicon/phoneset, basic text decoding, and QA studio recordings.

This includes:
- Assisting/mentoring Data Evaluators on the following tasks:
(i) Semiotic classification/disambiguation work
(ii) Phonetic transcription (to create new lexicon entries) using our
phoneset and our standards
(iii) Proofreading script for voice talent, and editing for readability
- Create verbalization rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses,
numbers
- Provide expertise on pronunciations
- Annotate pronunciation for new lexicon entries after familiarizing
themselves with our phoneme set and transcription standards
- Perform basic text normalization task on a huge amount of text data
- Work with QA tools according to the guidelines

Job Requirements:
- Native-level speaker of Cantonese (Hong Kong preferred) - must have
attended elementary school in Hong Kong China
- Linguistic (phonetics) background helpful
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances
- Previous experience in managing external resources
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
- Proficiency with key project management and tracking tools
- Excellent oral and written communicator
- Proficiency with HTML, Python, and experience building internal tools a
plus
- Experience working with Voice Talents and recording studios
- Studies in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics preferred

The candidate will work on-site at the Hong Kong Google office.

Project duration: 1 year (with potential for extension); available to start full
time in January, 2012.


Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMangmail.com
Contact Information:
Kanon Tsukahara
Email: DataOpsMangmail.com

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