Italian Voice Rating Project in Appen
We are seeking participants for a large-scale Italian voice rating project.
The voice rating project will involve listening to different computer voices in Italian 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 either reside in the North (Valle d'Aosta, Lombardia, Trientino Alto Adige, Friuli Benezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Piemonte, Liguria) of Italy and be between 18-29 or 45+ years old, or reside in the South (Puglia, Basilicata, Sicilia, Calabria, Campania, Serdegna) of Italy and be over the age of 45. You must also be available to complete the tasks within a few days after kickoff in late 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.
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