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LINGUIST List 25.3222

Wed Aug 06 2014

Jobs: Norwegian Bokmål; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

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

Date: 06-Aug-2014
From: Tyler Auten <dataopsmangmail.com>
Subject: Norwegian Bokmål; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google, Stockholm, Sweden
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University or Organization: Google
Department: Speech
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator (multiple positions)

Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål (nob)

Description:

As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of Norwegian, you will be part of a team based in Stockholm, Sweden, processing large amounts of linguistic data and carrying out a number of tasks to improve the quality of Google’s speech synthesis and speech recognition in Norwegian.

This includes:
- Classifying and annotating linguistic data
- Transcription
- 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 Norwegian (with good command of the Standard Eastern Norwegian) and fluent in English
- Passion for language with good knowledge of orthography and grammar in Norwegian Bokmål
- 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. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the Sweden for any employer.**

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

Email address for applications below
Contact information: Tyler Auten (below)
Closing date: Open until filled

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: dataopsmangmail.com
Contact Information:
Tyler Auten
Email: dataopsmangmail.com

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