LINGUIST List 24.1665

Sat Apr 13 2013

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 12-Apr-2013
From: Danielle Davis <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill, Washington, USA
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill Job Location: Washington, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Danish (dan)                             Egyptian (egy)                             English (eng)                             French (fra)                             Irish (gle)                             Norwegian Bokmål (nob)

Position Summary:Computational linguists with phonetics expertise for an upcoming project.

Native speakers of at least one of the following:
- Norwegian (Bokmal)
- Egyptian or Saudi Arabic
- Irish English- New Zealand English
- Canadian French
- Danish

Project Information:
- Location: Remote
- Hours: approximately 4 hours per week, with occasional peaks of 20 hours per week, with reasonable advance notice
- Length: through June 2013

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:- Highly skilled in computational linguistics and phonetics (Master’s or PhD)
- Fluent in spoken and written English
- Experienced in development of language assets of speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies
- Familiar with XML structures
- Familiar with running command-line tools (ability to use a scripting language, such as Perl or Python, is a plus)
- Proficient in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
- Projects require excellent English reading, writing and communication skills.- Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than average comfort with software and technology are expected.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:- Experienced with at least one programming language; e.g., PERL, Python, or C#
- Familiar with regular expression (RegEx) use
- Experienced using Visual Studio
- Familiar with creation of text normalization (TN) and inverse text normalization (ITN) rules
- Able to run simple scripts and work with command-line-based tools
- Able to analyze test results and propose solutions
- Familiar with bug-tracking systems and tools

Additionally:US residents must have US work authorization (US citizen or permanent resident). Unfortunately, Appen Butler Hill cannot sponsor employment visas at this time. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

This is a contract position.

There is no job location for this position. Position is Remote.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Danielle Davis Email:

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