LINGUIST List 25.2282

Fri May 23 2014

Jobs: Norwegian Bokmål; Swedish; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 21-May-2014
From: Ara Kim <>
Subject: Norwegian Bokmål; Swedish; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google, Stockholm, Sweden
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator

Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål (nob)
                            Swedish (swe)


Positions are available for Swedish and Norwegian.

Job description:
As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of one of the target languages, you will be part of a team based in Stockholm, Sweden, processing large amounts of linguistic data and carrying out a number of tasks to improve the quality of Google’s speech synthesis and speech recognition in your own language.

This includes:
- Classifying and annotating linguistic data
- Transcription
- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text
- Normalization
- Providing phonetic transcription of lexicon entries according to given standards and using in-house tools

Job requirements:
- Native-level speaker of one of the target languages (with good command of the standard dialect) and fluent in English
- Passion for language with good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language
- A degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, language teaching, translation, editing, writing, proofreading, or similar
- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools and should have an interest in current speech, mobile and online technology)
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)
**This is not a permanent position but a contract position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in Sweden for any employer.**

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Data Evaluator [language]" in the subject line.

Closing date: open until filled

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ara Kim

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