17.3624, Jobs: Eng Spelling & Spell-checking: Independent Contractor, LeapFrog

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Subject: 17.3624, Jobs: Eng Spelling & Spell-checking: Independent Contractor, LeapFrog

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Date: 06-Dec-2006
From: Elizabeth Young < eyoung at leapfrog.com >
Subject: English Spelling, Misspelling & Spell-checking: Consultant/Independent Contractor, LeapFrog, CA, USA 

	
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Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 11:42:28
From: Elizabeth Young < eyoung at leapfrog.com >
Subject: English Spelling, Misspelling & Spell-checking: Consultant/Independent Contractor, LeapFrog, CA, USA 
 

Organization: LeapFrog 
Department: Content
Web Address: http://www.flypentop.com
Job Rank: Consultant/Independent Contractor
Specialty Areas: Spelling, Misspelling & Spell-checking
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:
We're creating an audio dictionary with spell-check (for LeapFrog's FLY Pentop
Computer) and, while we have software engineers and algorithms in place (esp.
Levenshtein & Double Metaphone), we need someone knowledgeable in linguistics
and/or spell-checking to test and review the results (i.e. misspelling prompts
desired alternate, 'inersha' returns 'inertia') that various combinations return
and help us identify which and adjust for the types of misspellings not
returning the desired results.  We have a PC engine built that allows the tester
to enter a misspelling, select algorithms and search for the desired word by
distance, frequency or both.  We have a very limited processing power
environment (up to 12KB RAM) and need help fine tuning and balancing the
spell-check algorithms for best results within it.
 
OK to work on or offsite!  Telecommuting is no problem.

Address for Applications:
	Producer Elizabeth Young 
	eyoung at leapfrog.com 
	
Application Deadline: 20-Dec-2006





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