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LINGUIST List 25.1490

Fri Mar 28 2014

Jobs: Hindi; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Rank Open, Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Mar-2014
From: Sofia Bernardo <tts_jobsgoogle.com>
Subject: Hindi; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Rank Open, Google, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator (multiple positions)

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Hindi (hin)

Description:

Job description:
As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of Hindi, 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 Hindi (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

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 EU.**

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Data Evaluator Arabic" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: tts_jobsgoogle.com
Contact Information:
Sofia Bernardo
Email: tts_jobsgoogle.com

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