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

[Job posted on may 21th 2015 by Adecco UK on Linguist List]

Speech Data Evaluator

University or Organization: Adecco UK
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator
Job Rank: Other; Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
Finnish (fin)
Greek, Modern (ell)
Hungarian (hun)
Slovak (slk)


Speech Data Evaluator

Location: London, UK

Duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)

Pay rate: 15.40/Hr GBP (PAYE)

**This is not a permanent position but a contract position through an
employment agency.

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 Australian English/South African English/Nigerian
English/Finnish/Greek/Hungarian/Slovak (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

Adecco is an equal opportunities employer.

Application Deadline: 21-May-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Miss Fadila Kara
Phone: +44 (0)207 340 8640

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