TTS Computational Linguist for Japanese - Amazon - Cambridge - Wizbii

TTS Computational Linguist for Japanese

  • By Amazon
  • Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  • Languages

Job description

DESCRIPTION

Come join us, we build TTS voices that help developers revolutionize the way people interact with devices and services!

At Amazon we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, starting from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it.

The position is based at the Amazon office in Cambridge, UK.
As a TTS Language Engineer you will work alongside Software Developers who are subject matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields. You are expected to have solid knowledge of linguistics, in particular knowledge of phonetics/phonology. You will be working on a variety of tasks to improve natural language processing of TTS (text-to-speech). You will actively collaborate with Software Developers with linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and voice building process at Amazon.

アマゾンで日本語音声合成の開発に携わりませんか?自然言語処理、計算言語学、音声学、音韻論などの研究分野の経験のある方を募集しています。日本語ネイティブレベルで、言語学・音声学の知識とUnix/Linuxの経験、Pythonなどのスクリプティングの経験のある方歓迎です!

The tasks include:

- Normalizing textual resources through regular expressions
- Creating natural language test cases for natural language processing modules
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
- Contribute to the formalization of language models through in depth knowledge of phonological and morphosyntactic aspects of the target language
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Producing / validating phonetic transcriptions
- QA of TTS voices and linguistic data

Seeked profile

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Native-level proficiency in Japanese
· Solid knowledge of phonetics/phonology
· Ability to create / fix phonetic transcriptions in the target language
· Knowledge of Unix/Linux command line tools
· Knowledge of regular expressions
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