Wednesday, January 26, 2011

more jobs for linguists

As the economy continues to grow (Dow over 12,000), so do the non-academic opportunities for linguists. Here's an interesting one for an Analyst in the California* Bay Area :

The Analyst looks for opportunities to improve our Natural Language and Directed-dialog applications using the data logged by them. The Analyst is primarily the responsible team member charged with analyzing the data and making new implementation recommendations [...] Besides analyzing our speech applications and improving our Analytics framework, you will also have the opportunity to carry out independent research, which forms a big part of the success of our speech applications [...]

*living in the metro DC region has taught this Northern California boy that there's more than one "Bay Area."

2 comments:

CoffeeTeaLinguistics said...

Thanks for the share. Do you often see these phonetic-y non-academic jobs when you look around?

Chris said...

Yes, it's the speech recognition/synthesis folks who have traditionally been the leaders in hiring linguists (after the tech bubble killed off the rule-based approach to NE tagging, that is).

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