Jobs [temporary position, 6-11 months] : linguistics

[Job posted on october 3rd 2014 by Google on Linguist List]

Speech Data Evaluator

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)

Description:

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: tts_jobs@google.com
Contact Information:
Alexander Balabanov
Email: abalabanov@google.com
Phone: 447546847007

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