Linguist C967 – Menlo Park, CA

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.


  • Knowledge of phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, dialectology and other areas of linguistics.
  • Ability to analyze waveforms and spectrograms.
  • Knowledge of prescriptive writing and punctuation conventions for at least one language.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge in transcription and annotation systems such as SAMPA, IPA and ToBI.


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

For more information contact Jeanne

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