LINGUIST List 29.1321

Mon Mar 26 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Junior Linguist, Google (via Adecco)

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 23-Mar-2018
From: Jeremy O'Brien <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Junior Linguist, Google (via Adecco), California, USA
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University or Organization: Google (via Adecco)
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Junior Linguist (Speech)

Job Rank: Junior Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The role of the Junior Linguist is to contribute to a number of tasks to improve automatic speech recognition (ASR), text-to-speech (TTS), and mobile keyboard technologies. Areas include:
- Verbalizers for converting written domain to spoken domain (e.g. $5 → five dollars)
- Normalizers for cleaning & formatting language model training data
- Pronunciation rules and converters between phoneme inventories
- Creating and improving mobile keyboard layouts
- Rolling out features and testing infrastructure for new ASR & keyboard languages
- Documentation
- Annotating lexicon entries and providing phonemic transcriptions according to guidelines
- Evaluating current system outputs, finding errors, and providing suggestions for possible improvements

Minimum Requirements:
- Basic programming skills (e.g. Python, shell scripting, regular expressions, SQL, etc.)
- Knowledge of phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, morphology and lexicography including phonetic/phonemic transcriptions
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills
- Ability to work collaboratively in fast-paced, self-motivated work environment

Desired Skills:
- Degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or related field
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts, learn in-house tools
- Keen interest in technology, computer-literate
- Fast and accurate keyboard typing skills
- Editing, grammar check, and proofreading skills
- Research skills

Project duration: 6 months (with potential extension). This is a fixed-term contract, not a permanent position.

This position is based in Mountain View, CA.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with "Junior Linguist [MTV]" in the subject line, to the application email below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Jeremy O'Brien

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