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  • French (Corsica) Voice Evaluator

    Job Locations Remote-Remote
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/9/2018 1:23 PM)
    ID
    2018-2946
    Category
    Translator
  • Overview

    Appen is an award-winning organization. Our people help leading technology companies expand into new global markets. With capability in over 180 languages, Appen’s global network of specialists and in-country virtual teams work together to ensure new products and technologies operate in all the languages our clients need. Whether our clients need help for in-vehicle speech recognition technology, improving search engine performance or building translation software, Appen delivers.

     
    We are proud to have been named in Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 100 Companies Offering Flexible Jobs in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

     

    Appen is creating a pool of native French speakers from Corsica, for future opportunities. Applications are invited from candidates who grew up in Corsica and/or have lived there for the past 10 years.


    This task involves listening to 11 different machine voices in the market, and rating them on a naturalness scale. There is also a short written feedback component for each voice. This is one off task and it consists of the following steps:

     

    Task 1 (1.5hrs) – listen to 11 different voices read 30 sentences. Evaluate the naturalness of each voice on a scale of 1 (completely unnatural) to 7 (completely natural).
    Task 2 (20mins) – answer 4 different ratings questions for 11 voices, pertaining to the speed, quality and presence of liaison in the voice.
    Task 3 (10mins) – write a short sentence explaining why you would feel comfortable/uncomfortable listening to each voice.

     

    Successful candidate is from Corsica in France and has strong computer literacy.

    Please list any language-related background in your resume.

     

    Tasks in Appen Global are best completed on a personal computer or laptop (not hand-held devices), and using Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers.

     

     

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