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Job Announcement: Google

Russian; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Transcription: Russian Speech Data Evaluator, Google, New York, USA

Employer: Google

Job Location: New York, USA
Rank: Russian Speech Data Evaluator
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Language Specialty: Russian
LL Issue: 24.1515
Date Submitted: 03-Apr-2013
Job Description: As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of Russian, you will be part of a team based in NYC, 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:
- Annotating and classifying linguistic data;
- 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 Russian (with good command of the standard dialect) and fluent in English;
- Computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools);
- Attention to detail;
- Good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language;
- Passion for language and a keen interest in technology;
- Good organizational skills;
- A degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, language teaching, translation, editing, writing, proofreading, or similar.

Project Duration:
Contract position for 6-9 months (with potential for extension). This is a contract position working though a staffing agency and we cannot offer visa sponsorship or relocation package.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Data Evaluator [Russian]" in the subject line.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Alena  Butryna
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