Linguist (British, Irish or Australian English)

Seattle
Contract
Translator, Editor & Interpreter
United States
Washington

The main function of a Linguist is to determine speech data needs and setting strategic vision for data based model and product improvements.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide linguistic expertise in the areas of phonetics, phonology, lexicography, dialectology, and NLP.
• Design and conduct experiments for evaluating transcription quality.
• Develop manual and automated processes for multiple concurrent projects including ensuring high-quality label alignments, prosodic classification, POS identification and disambiguation, targeted modeling data, and user feedback.
• Create and perfect text normalization and inverse text normalization processes.
• Manage lexical and phrasal transcriptions and related metadata.
• Analyze system metrics such as user opinion, lexicon transcription coverage, and POS tagger performance and remedy pain points.
• Run speech recognition models and evaluate output quality.

Skills:
• Knowledge of phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, dialectology and other areas of linguistics.
• Knowledge of prescriptive writing and punctuation conventions for at least one language.
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and organize people across teams • Comfortable with basic coding practices for data analysis using SQL, Python, etc.

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in linguistics, language technologies, computational linguistics, speech science, or related field.

Additional Qualifications:
• Native speaker of Irish English, British English, or Australian English
For more information contact Jeanne [email protected]

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