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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Linguistic internships at the Institute for Creative Technologies

Organization University Of Southern California
Institute for Creative Technologies
Type of Work: NLP, Programming, Annotation, and Transcription
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Duration: 21-MAY-2013  to  06-SEP-2013
Compensation: Paid : Competitive
Internship Location: Los Angeles, California, USA View Map
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: The intern program recruits candidates with different backgrounds and skills. Each project has its own set of qualifications (such as programming, linguistic experience, or native language competence). Candidates should consult the individual project descriptions, and use the application form to select the projects that best fit their interest and skills.
Internship Description: The summer internship program at the Institute for Creative Technologies offers a variety of paid intern positions in Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, including among others:

Natural Language Annotation/Transcription
Spoken Language Processing Research
Natural Language Dialogue Processing for Virtual Humans
Evaluation of Dialogue Policies with Virtual Humans
Applying Linguistic Pragmatics Theory to Virtual Human Dialogue Systems
Application Deadline: 17-FEB-2013
Application Instructions: For best consideration, candidates should select the projects that most closely fit their interest and skills.
Apply Online: http://ict.usc.edu/academics/internships/
For More Information, Contact: Ron Artstein
PH: +1 310 448 0313

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