LINGUIST List 26.5648

Fri Dec 18 2015

Jobs: Indonesian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>


Date: 18-Dec-2015
From: Janet Kilroy <languageopsdudegmail.com>
Subject: Indonesian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google, California, USA
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University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator (Indonesian)

Job Rank: Other; Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Indonesian (ind)

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 Mountain View (CA), working on evaluating text data to generate test query sets and linguistic rules for the target language.

This includes:

- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization
- Proofreading script sentences for language/typing errors, style, readability, sentence length, natural language, etc
- Editing script sentences to maximize natural language and basic query coverage
- Testing and debugging products by asking devices voice queries in target language
- Analyzing product performance in target language
- Working closely with other internal teams to resolve issues required to make products successful

Job requirements:

- Native-level speaker of one of the target languages (with good command of the standard dialect) and fluent in English
- 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
- This is a full time, on-site role

Ideal candidate

- Will have recently lived in the locale of language expertise so that they have a good grasp of cultural idiosyncrasies
- A degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, language teaching, translation, editing, writing, proofreading, or similar
- Passion for language with good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language
- 1-3 Years of experience

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 the US for any employer.**

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

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: languageopsdudegmail.com
Contact Information:
Janet Kilroy
Email: languageopsdudegmail.com

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