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

[Posted on January 25th 2015 by Adecco UK on Linguist List]

Speech Linguistic Project

Manager

University or Organization: Adecco UK
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Job Rank: Manager; Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Greek, Modern (ell)
Hungarian (hun)
Polish (pol)
Thai (tha)

Description:

Speech Linguistic Project Manager – Greek/Hungarian/Polish/Thai

Duration: 6-11 Months
Location: London
32.00/Hr (to be confirmed)

As a Linguistic Project Manager and a native-level speaker of one of the above
languages, you will oversee and manage all work related to achieving high data
quality for speech projects in your own language.

You will be based in London, managing a team of Speech Data Evaluators and
working on a number of projects towards TTS synthesis.

Responsibilities will include;
– Training, managing and overseeing the work of your team
– Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses,
numbers
– Creating annotation conventions
– Evaluating data quality
– Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
– Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools

Requirements:

– Native-level speaker of one of the above languages (with good command of the
standard dialect) and fluent in English
– Must have attended elementary school in the country where the language is
spoken
– Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of the
language’s phonology
– Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in
current speech, mobile and online technology
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Good organizational skills
– Previous project management and people management experience
– Previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects a plus
– Advanced degree in Linguistics preferred; experience with Computational
Linguistics a plus
– Also a plus: proficiency with HTML, XML, and some programming language;
previous experience working in a Linux environment

Application Deadline: 22-Jan-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: steph.wilson-pink@adecco.co.uk
Contact Information:
Miss Stephanie Wilson-Pink
Email: steph.wilson-pink@adecco.co.uk

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