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LINGUIST List 25.2740

Sun Jun 29 2014

Jobs: Khmer; Lao; Phonetics: Consultant, Appen

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

Date: 25-Jun-2014
From: Jasna Rustempasic <jrustempasicappen.com>
Subject: Khmer; Lao; Phonetics: Consultant, Appen
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University or Organization: Appen
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.appen.com/
Job Title: Phonetician - Khmer, Lao

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): Khmer, Central (khm)
                            Lao (lao)

Description:

Company
Appen is a language technology solutions and consulting firm, recognized as a global leader in the quality, range and caliber of its expertise. We are focused on helping our clients reach international markets by leveraging our expertise in over 150 languages and dialects. Our clients are among the world’s top internet search engine and voice recognition providers. For more information come see us at the URL above.

Project
Appen is looking for a linguist, native-level speaker of any of the following languages: Khmer, Lao. Applicant should have good command of the standard dialect and be fluent in English. Applicant must have a degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, specifically phonetics. Applicant should have passion for language with good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language. A 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).

Project Information
Location: Remote, Global

Hours: Full time 40 hours is preferred, part time will be considered

Length: Immediate start, for 3-11 months

Tasks
TTS recordings:
- Edit scripts for readability
- Quality Control of recordings
Lexicon Development:
- Add and edit phonemic transcriptions to an existing dictionary
ASR:
- Test set transcriptions
- Quality Control of transcriptions
- Evaluate acoustic data quality
- Possible annotations for morphological analysis

Requirements
- BA in Linguistics with background in Phonetics
- Native Speaker of Khmer or Lao
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills
Minimum technical requirements
- Operating System: Chrome OS, Windows 7 or newer, MacOS X 10.7 or newer, Linux 2.6 or newer
- Processor: Core 2 Duo or faster
- RAM 2GB or more
- Browser: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8 or newer
- Note: Chrome is preferred.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://erec.appen.com/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2ODA3Qjk5MUVEM0I5QkE2QzdGQzgyMUJGMzkmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&sap-client=300&sap-language=EN#
Contact Information:
Ms Jasna Rustempasic
Email: jrustempasicappen.com

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