25.3890, Jobs: Czech; Slovak; Ukranian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google

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Subject: 25.3890, Jobs: Czech; Slovak; Ukranian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google

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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:51:52
From: Alexander Balabanov [abalabanov at google.com]
Subject: Czech; Slovak; Ukranian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google, London, United Kingdom

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University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google 
Job Location: London, United Kingdom 
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator
Job Rank: Programmer; Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics 

Required Language(s): Czech (ces)
                      Slovak (slk) 
                      Ukrainian (ukr) 

Description:

Positions are available for Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian.

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

This includes:
- Classifying and annotating linguistic data
- Audio evaluation
- 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 Czech, Slovak or Ukrainian (with good command of the
standard dialect) and fluent in English
- Passion for language with good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the
target language
- 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

The positions will be based in London, UK.

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)
**This is not a permanent position but a contract position through an
employment agency. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the
EU.**

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



Application Deadline: 02-Mar-2015 (Open until filled)
	  
Email Address for Applications: tts_jobs at google.com 
Contact Information:
	Alexander Balabanov 
	Email: abalabanov at google.com 
	Phone: 447546847007 





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