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LINGUIST List 25.2156

Thu May 15 2014

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; French; Polish; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Consultant, Appen

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

Date: 15-May-2014
From: Danielle Davis <djdavisappen.com>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; French; Polish; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Consultant, Appen
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University or Organization: Appen
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://appen.com
Job Title: Computational Linguist/Phonetician - Mandarin or Polish or Canadian French

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            French (fra)
                            Polish (pol)

Description:

**This position has been filled.

Project:
Appen is looking for several Computational linguists with phonetics expertise for an upcoming project. Native speakers of at least one of the following;
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Chinese (Simplified)
- French (Canadian)
- Polish

Project Information:
Location: Remote, Global
Hours: approximately 4 hours per week, with occasional peaks of 20 hours per week, with reasonable advance notice
Length: through December 2014

Requirements:
- Highly skilled in computational linguistics and phonetics (Master’s or PhD)
- Fluent in spoken and written English
- Experienced in development of language assets of speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies
- Familiar with XML structures
- Familiar with running command-line tools (ability to use a scripting language, such as Perl or Python, is a plus)
- Proficient in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
- Projects require excellent English reading, writing and communication skills.
- Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than average comfort with software and technology are expected.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experienced with at least one programming language; e.g., PERL, Python, or C#
- Familiar with regular expression (RegEx) use
- Experienced using Visual Studio
- Familiar with creation of text normalization (TN) and inverse text normalization (ITN) rules
- Able to run simple scripts and work with command-line-based tools
- Able to analyze test results and propose solutions
- Familiar with bug-tracking systems and tools

Additionally:
US residents must have US work authorization (US citizen or permanent resident). Unfortunately, Appen cannot sponsor employment visas at this time. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

This is a contract position.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

Web Address for Applications: https://erec.appen.com/sap/bc/erecruiting/posting_apply?param=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2ODA3Qjk5MUVEM0I2RkFERjJENjhFQjVGMzkmY2FuZF90eXBlPQ%3d%3d&sap-client=300
Contact Information:
Manager, Global Recruiting Danielle Davis
Email: djdavisappen.com

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