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LINGUIST List 25.1471

Wed Mar 26 2014

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Comp Ling; General Ling: Consultant, Ivona Software

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont linguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Mar-2014
From: Remus Mois amazon.com>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Consultant, Ivona Software, Cambridge, UK
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University or Organization: Ivona Software, an Amazon Company
Department: Development Center
Job Location: Cambridge, UK
Web Address: http://www.ivona.com
Job Title: Linguist - Mandarin Chinese language

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; NLP, TTS, ASR, Data Mining

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

As a Linguist for Mandarin Chinese you will work alongside Software Developers who are subject matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields to define and fulfill linguistic data needs. You will be working on tasks to improve natural language processing of TTS. You will help Software Developer with linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and voice building process at Ivona.

Project duration: 6-12 months with potential for extension and/or change of position character from temporary to permanent.

The tasks include:
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data,
- Generating NLP data,
- Creating test cases for natural language processing modules,
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features,
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines.
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment.

Requirements:
- Native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and fluent in English,
- Solid communication skills,
- Degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or similar,
- Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics and language technology,
- Strong personal interest in language technology,
- Comfort with multiple computing platforms (Unix, Mac, Windows),
- Knowledge of scripting languages (Perl, Python),
- Attention to details and good organizational skills.

This position is based in Cambridge, UK.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: recruitmentivona.com
Contact Information:
Remus Mois
Email: rmoisamazon.com
Phone: +48 693212213

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