Jobs: Japanese; Computational Linguistics: Consultant/Researcher, Ivona Software, an Amazon Company

University or Organization: Ivona Software, an Amazon Company
Department: Development Center
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ivona.com
Job Title: Linguist – Japanese language
Job Rank: Consultant; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Description:

As a Linguist (Japanese) you will work alongside Software Developers
who are
subject matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields to define
and
fulfill linguistic data needs (Japanese). You will be working on tasks to
improve
natural language processing of TTS. You will help Software Developer
with
linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and voice building
process at
Ivona.
Project duration: 6-12 months with potential for extension
and/or
change of position character from temporary to permanent.

The
tasks
include:
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data,
- Generating
NLP
data,
- Creating test cases for natural language processing
modules,
-
Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features,
-
Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines.
- Comfortable
working in a
fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work
environment.

Requirements:
- Native speaker of Japanese and
fluent in
English,
- Solid communication skills,
- Degree in Linguistics,
Computational
Linguistics or similar,
- Strong personal interest in learning,
researching, and
creating new technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics,
phonetics
and language technology,
- Strong personal interest in language
technology,
- Comfort with multiple computing platforms (Unix,
Mac,
Windows),
- Knowledge of scripting languages a plus (Perl,
Python),
-
Attention to details and good organizational skills.

This position
is based in
Cambridge, UK.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: recruitment@ivona.com
Contact Information:
Remus Mois
Email: rmois@amazon.com

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