LINGUIST List 23.3614

Wed Aug 29 2012

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 28-Aug-2012
From: Linne Ha <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google, Dublin, Ireland
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University or Organization: Google Department: Speech Job Location: Dublin, Ireland Web Address:
Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP)

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)                             French (fra)                             German (deu)                             Italian (ita)                             Portuguese (por)                             Russian (rus)                             Spanish (spa)                             Thai (tha)

Speech Data Evaluator - Google Speech Research

In Dublin: French, German, Italian, Iberian SpanishIn Moscow: RussianIn Bangkok: ThaiIn Amsterdam: DutchIn Sao Paulo/Belo Horizonte: Brazilian PortugueseIn London: British English

Job Title:Speech Data Evaluator (Dutch, British English, French,German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Iberian Spanish, Russian, Thai)

Job Description:As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native speaker of one of the targetlanguages, you will be part of a team based in an office location as listedabove, processing large amounts of linguistic data and carrying out a numberof tasks to improve the quality of Google's speech synthesis and speechrecognition in your own language.

This includes:- Annotating and classifying linguistic data- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization- Providing phonetic transcription of lexicon entries according to givenstandards and using in-house tools- Localization work

Job Requirements:- Native speaker of one of the target languages (with good command of thestandard dialect) and fluent in English- Computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools)- Attention to detail- Good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language- Passion for language and a keen interest in technology- Good organizational skills- A degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, language teaching,translation, editing, writing, proofreading, or similar

Project Duration:- 6-9 months (with potential for extension)

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter inEnglish (PDF format preferred) with 'Speech Data Evaluator [language]' in thesubject line.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Linne Ha Email:

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