LINGUIST List 25.2810

Thu Jul 03 2014

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 02-Jul-2014
From: Tyler Auten <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google, California, USA
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator

Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Hindi (hin)
                            Marathi (mar)
                            Tamil (tam)
                            Telugu (tel)


As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of Hindi/Telugu/Marathi and Indian English, you will be part of a team based in an office location in Mountain View, CA, 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 Hindi/Telugu/Marathi and Indian English (with good command of the standard dialect)
- 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 months

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

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Tyler Auten
Phone: 6502530000

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