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LINGUIST List 16.1723

Tue May 31 2005

Jobs: Morphology/Syntax: Lang Test Engineer, Butler Hill

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        1.    Margaret Salome, Morphology/Syntax: Language Test Engineer, Butler Hill Group,USA


Message 1: Morphology/Syntax: Language Test Engineer, Butler Hill Group,USA
Date: 30-May-2005
From: Margaret Salome <v-marsalmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Morphology/Syntax: Language Test Engineer, Butler Hill Group,USA


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University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Job Rank: Linguistic Test Engineer
Specialty Areas: morpho-syntax
Required Language(s): Dutch (DUT)
Hebrew (HBR)


Description:

The Butler Hill Group, a small consulting company, seeks Dutch and Hebrew
linguists (native-level fluency) to perform a number of tasks related to
Dutch and Hebrew natural language processing systems under development,
including consulting with linguists,syntacticians, lexicographers, and
developers during the development process, and then performing quality
assurance (testing) of the output. Sample tasks might include verifying the
accuracy of parse trees, setting lexical (semantic) features on dictionary
entries, and testing the output of an English-Dutch and English-Hebrew
machine translation system.

Candidates should be native or near-native speakers of Dutch or Hebrew,
with academic or professional background in Dutch or Hebrew linguistics,
especially syntax, strong computer skills in a Windows environment,
excellent communication skills in English, and a detail-oriented
personality. The ideal candidate would be close enough to our client in
Redmond, WA, to consult occasionally on-site, working remotely the rest of
the time; however, we will also consider someone off-site who would work
entirely remotely, though some travel may be required.

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student or junior faculty
seeking extra income; we can accomodate many unusual scheduling and
telecommuting requirements. The ideal schedule would include some early
morning availability (Pacific Time).

US residents must have US work authorization (US citizen or permanent
resident). Unfortunately, the Butler Hill Group cannot sponsor employment
visas.

Must have regular, secure access (e.g. not a public machine) to a machine
running a recent version of Windows, with good Internet connectivity.

This is part-time contract work, 10-20 hours/week. A professional hourly
rate will be paid, as 1099 self-employment income.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume or CV, in English, by June
15, 2005 to:

Address for Applications:

Margaret Salome
v-marsalmicrosoft.com (e-mail only, please)
Ridgefield, CT 06877
United States of America

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2005

Contact Information:

Margaret Salome
Email: v-marsalmicrosoft.com
Phone: electronic inquiries only
Website: http://butlerhill.com


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