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

[Job posted on february 24th 2015 by Google on Linguist List]

Speech Data Evaluator

University or Organization: Google
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator (multiple positions)
Job Rank: Other; Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Finnish (fin)


Job description

As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of Finnish, you will be
part of a team based in London, 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:

– Classifying and annotating linguistic data
– Transcription
– Labelling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalisation
– Providing phonetic transcription of lexicon entries according to given
standards and using in-house tools

Job requirements:

– Native-level speaker of Finnish (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 organisational skills

Project duration: 6-11 months (with possible extension)
**This is not a permanent position but a contract position. Applicants must be
currently authorised to work in Europe for any employer.**

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

Application Deadline: 31-May-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
James Byun

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