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)


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

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

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

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


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