Computational Linguist/Phonetician - Multiple Languages


Description

Position Summary:

Computational linguists with phonetics expertise for an upcoming project. 

Native speakers of at least one of the following;

  • Simplified Chinese
  • New Zealand English
  • Canadian French
  • Danish
  • Dutch (Belgium)
  • German (Austria or Germany)

 

Project Information:

  • Location:  Remote, Global
  • Hours: approximately 4 hours per week, with occasional peaks of 20 hours per week, with reasonable advance notice
  • Length: through June 2014

 

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly skilled in computational linguistics and phonetics (Master’s or PhD)
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Experienced in development of language assets of speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies
  • Familiar with XML structures
  • Familiar with running command-line tools (ability to use a scripting language, such as Perl or Python, is a plus)
  • Proficient in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • Projects require excellent English reading, writing and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than average comfort with software and technology are expected.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experienced with at least one programming language; e.g., PERL, Python, or C#
  • Familiar with regular expression (RegEx) use
  • Experienced using Visual Studio
  • Familiar with creation of text normalization (TN) and inverse text normalization (ITN) rules
  • Able to run simple scripts and work with command-line-based tools
  • Able to analyze test results and propose solutions
  • Familiar with bug-tracking systems and tools

 

Additionally:

US residents must have US work authorization (US citizen or permanent resident). Unfortunately, Appen cannot sponsor employment visas at this time. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

This is a contract position.





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