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LINGUIST List 23.2264

Fri May 11 2012

Jobs: Afrikaans; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Researcher, Appen Butler Hill

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Date: 08-May-2012
From: Mandy Iverson, Sr. Sourcing Specialist <miversonappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Afrikaans; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Researcher, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.appenbutlerhill.com
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Afrikaans (afr)

Description:

Appen Butler Hill is currently looking for an Afrikaans Computational
Phonetician for an upcoming project. The consultant will work remotely for
approximately 4 hours per week with occasional peaks of 20 with
reasonable advance notice. The contract is expected to begin soon.

Requirements:
- Highly skilled in Computational Linguistics or Phonetics (Master's or
PhD), preferably Computational Linguistics
- Native or near-native fluency in Afrikaans
- Experience in development of language assets of Speech Recognition
and Text-To-Speech technologies
- Familiar with running command-line tools and higher-than-average
computer literacy (ability to use scripting language, such as Perl or
Python, is a plus)
- Availability of at least 4 hours per week with occasional peaks of 20
hours per week or more ( with reasonable advance notice)

Preferred Skills (Degrees, Skills and Abilities):
- Knowledge of a third language is important
- Some basic programming and understanding of at least one
programming language, e.g. PERL, Python or C#
- Knowledge of regular expression (RegEx) use
- Experience using Visual Studio
- Creation of Text Normalization (TN) and Inverse Text Normalization
(ITN) rules
- Run simple scripts and work with command-line-based tools
- Analyze tests results and propose solutions
- Bug management with Product Studio

Summary of Experience:
- Completed MA or PhD in Computational Linguistics or Phonetics
Fluent in spoken and written English
- Experience in language technology, particularly in Speech Processing -
either in academia or industry
- Knowledge of XML structures
- Experience with bug management and the software release lifecycle
- Experience with command-line interfaces
- Knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet

How to Apply:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=319


Application Deadline: 30-May-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=319
Contact Information:
Mandy Iverson, Sr. Sourcing Specialist
Email: miversonappenbutlerhill.com
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