The voice rating project will involve listening to different computer voices in German and providing ratings and comments (in English) according to how natural they sound. The evaluation you provide will be used for research into the production of natural-sounding synthetic speech, helping to develop existing technologies in computer voices in order to improve their authenticity.
To qualify for the project, you must be a native speaker of the Rheinfränkisch or Moselfränkisch dialects of German, and you must be available to complete the tasks within a few days after kickoff in mid-May. You must also have access to a computer with Firefox or Chrome, as the web tool cannot be displayed by mobile browsers or Internet Explorer/Safari.
The task length is yet to be confirmed but it is expected to be somewhere between 1 and 3 hours in length, and the pay will be confirmed accordingly once the task details are known.
If you are interested in participating, please create an Appen Global account at https://go.appen.com/users/sign_up
We look forward to receiving your help on the project.