Linguist II 27830-1

Linguist II 27830-1

Job Title: Linguist II 27830-1Duration: 9 Months (W2 Possible Conversion)Location: Redmond, WASummary: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.Skills: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.Knowledge of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, and other areas of linguisticsExperience with SQL, spreadsheets, and other data tools, familiarity with Unix environmentsExcellent communication skills both verbal and writtenAbility to speak and write in English fluently and idiomaticallyProgramming experience such as python, PHP, or JavascriptEducation/Experience:Bachelor’s degree in linguistics, language technologies, computational linguistics, speech science, or related fieldAdvanced degree in linguistics, language technologies, computational linguistics, speech science, or related fieldTwo (2) or more years of experience in linguistics, language technologies, or NLP

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