25.3338, Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Consultant, Ivona Software, Cambridge, UK

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Subject: 25.3338, Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Consultant, Ivona Software, Cambridge, UK

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:37:21
From: Remus Mois [rmois at amazon.com]
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Consultant, Ivona Software, Cambridge, UK

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 University or Organization: Ivona Software, an Amazon Company 
Department: Development Center
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom 
Web Address: http://www.ivona.com
Job Title: Linguist - Mandarin Chinese language
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; NLP, TTS, ASR, Data Mining

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

As a Linguist for Mandarin Chinese you will work alongside Software
Developers who are subject matter experts in speech synthesis and 
related
fields to define and fulfill linguistic data needs. You will be working on
tasks to improve natural language processing of TTS. You will help 
Software
Developer with linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and 
voice
building process at Ivona.

Project duration: 6-12 months with potential for extension and/or 
change of
position character from temporary to permanent.

The tasks include:
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data,
- Generating NLP data,
- Creating test cases for natural language processing modules,
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features,
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines.
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic 
work
environment.

Requirements:
- Native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and fluent in English,
- Solid communication skills,
- Degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or similar,
- Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new
technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics and
language technology,
- Strong personal interest in language technology,
- Comfort with multiple computing platforms (Unix, Mac, Windows), 
- Knowledge of scripting languages (Perl, Python),
- Attention to details and good organizational skills.

This position is based in Cambridge, UK.



Application Deadline:  
	  
Email Address for Applications: recruitment at ivona.com 
Contact Information:
	Remus Mois 
	Email: rmois at amazon.com 
	Phone: +48 693212213



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