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Sun Nov 4 2001

Jobs: English Grammatical Sentence Parsing, anywhere

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  1. Ezra Black, Practical Grammatical Analyst: Spoken Language Translation Lab, Japan

Message 1: Practical Grammatical Analyst: Spoken Language Translation Lab, Japan

Date: 2 Nov 2001 22:25:35 -0000
From: Ezra Black <atrjinyahoo.com>
Subject: Practical Grammatical Analyst: Spoken Language Translation Lab, Japan


Rank of Job: respected team member (we hope)
Areas Required: "treebanker" = practical grammatical analyst
Other Desired Areas: see job description
University or Organization: Advanced Telecommunications Research
Laboratories International, Spoken Language Translation Laboratory
Department: Statistical Parsing Group, Natural Language Processing
Department
State or Province: Kyoto
Country: Japan
Final Date of Application: anytime
Contact: Ezra Black atrjinyahoo.com

Address for Applications:
E. Black, ATR SLT, 2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun
Kyoto
Kyoto 10471
Japan

 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 

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 CALLING ALL GRAMMAR FREAKS!!!

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POSITION: Grammatical Analyst ("Treebanker") (English; very fluent 
 French a plus)

LOCATION: anywhere in the world

SUPERVISION: Dr. Ezra Black, Manager, Statistical Parsing Group,
Natural Language Processing Department, Spoken Language Translation
Laboratory, Advanced Telecommunications Research Laboratories
International, Kyoto, Japan; possible coaching and other interaction
with veteran members of treebanking team

TIME PERIOD: when convenient for all concerned; asap

SALARY: So-so: $30,000 US range per year

QUALIFICATIONS:

(i) Candidate must be willing to think in terms of a long-term career
in this work if deemed successful; this means minimum two to three
years to defray the overhead and investment of training; other
part-time work is possible at same time, though discouraged; but less
than half-time at max

(ii) Candidate should have a degree, preferably in a subject which
gives them a headstart in grammar

(iii) Candidate should not be hidebound by some theoretical approach
to English which gives them a magnificent knowledge of a tiny area of
language, whereas we want general mastery of run-of-the-mill
linguistic categories

(iv) Candidate must have good keyboard skills, in typing English

(v) Candidate must have experience (preferably quite a lot) of
interacting with computer systems - preferably not just
word-processing packages, but other experience as well.

(vi) Candidate must be willing to work under moderate but constant
time pressure---really no more than at most jobs, just the need to
deliver on time---and not mind putting in extra hours.

(vii) Candidate must be INTERESTED in the job of working repetitively
at the parsing of sentences. I.e., must be a grammar-freak!

(viii) Candidates will be aptitude-tested and interviewed via Net,
phone, and possibly in person

Candidates must be native speakers of English; very high preference to
people resident, and intending to remain resident, outside the USA

JOB DESCRIPTION: Learning in detail a comprehensive system for
grammatical analysis of English and applying it to approximately 100
sentences per day drawn from an extremely varied selection of written
sources. A state-of-the-art data entry system is used to input these
grammatical analyses to the computer. This job is EXTREMELY
CHALLENGING AND SATISFYING INTELLECTUALLY to those who can become
adept at it, and it requires a VERY HIGH degree of INTELLIGENCE to
carry out well.

Please contact Ezra Black (atrjinyahoo.com). (Do it now...) Thanks!
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