Linguist Sensory, Inc.
Seeking Linguist with interest in speech technology. Must be able to juggle multiple projects and priorities, and very organized with strong attention to detail. Must be a fast learner interest in phonetics, phonology and technical concepts. Must be comfortable with customer interaction.
Develop, tune and test speaker-independent recognition sets and speech prompts for customer projects.
Recruit and record internal participants for tuning and testing of speech recognition sets for customer and internal projects
Recruit participants for QA testing of tuned recognition sets for customer and internal projects.
Review recognition vocabulary lexical properties and menu structure for optimal customer product performance.
Interact with customers to provide guidance on dialogue design and recognition set makeup for optimal speech recognition success rate
Work with Sensory engineers to deliver project vocabularies, translations, speech prompts, etc on schedule.
Assist with QA testing of Sensory's QT2SI (Quick Text-to-Speaker-Independent) recognition set building tool and other Linguistics tools and provide feedback and bug reports to Engineering.
Responsible for sourcing TTS voice talents auditions, assist in selection of voices
Requirements and Preferences
B.A./B.S. in Linguistics required; M.A in Linguistics preferred
1-5 years total job experience with demonstrated focus in linguistics required
Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts required
Ability to interpret spectrograms and transcribe in IPA required
Computer literate (Windows, DOS) and experience with Microsoft applications required
Experience using tools such as Audition, Peak, Sound Forge, or Praat preferred
Knowledge of WorldBet or SAMPA preferred
Fluency in at least one foreign language preferred
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