LINGUIST List 25.3890

Fri Oct 03 2014

Jobs: Czech; Slovak; Ukranian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 02-Oct-2014
From: Alexander Balabanov <>
Subject: Czech; Slovak; Ukrainian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator

Job Rank: Programmer; Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Czech (ces)
                            Slovak (slk)
                            Ukrainian (ukr)


Positions are available for Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian.

As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of one of the target languages, you will be part of a team processing large amounts of linguistic data and carrying out a number of tasks to improve the quality of Google’s speech synthesis.

This includes:
- Classifying and annotating linguistic data
- Audio evaluation
- 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 Czech, Slovak or Ukrainian (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

The positions will be based in London, UK.

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)
**This is not a permanent position but a contract position through an employment agency. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the EU.**

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

Application Deadline: 02-Mar-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Alexander Balabanov
Phone: 447546847007

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