For anyone interested in sound and sound recordings
The British Library is looking for someone to provide technical support for its Opening up Speech Archives project, which is investigating the potential of speech-to-text technologies for research.
The Technical Analyst is required to manage the technical aspects of the project: researching the available solutions and applications that fit the Library’s technical environment, evaluating test content processed by different suppliers, overseeing the indexing of up to 6,000 hours of audio and video content with a preferred supplier, and producing a final technical report.
The 6-month contract post is advertised here: http://bit.ly/ODKjVC
Closing date for applications is 6 August 2012.
You can read about the project here: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/movingimage/2012/03/words-into-...
And there's a Playback group devoted to speech-to-text interests here: http://playback.ning.com/group/speech-to-text
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