LINGUIST List 16.45
Wed Jan 12 2005
Jobs: Ling Annotation: Project Manager, U/Pennsylvania
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Linguistic Annotation: Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Message 1: Linguistic Annotation: Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
From: Stephanie Strassel <strasselldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Annotation: Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Linguistic Data Consortium
Job Rank: Project Manager
Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics; Linguistic Annotation
The Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania has immediate
openings for two experienced project managers to support our rapidly growing
Linguistic Annotation Group. The LDC is an open consortium of universities,
companies and government research laboratories. It creates, collects and
distributes speech and text databases, lexicons, and other resources to support
language-related research, education and technology development.
The Project Manager for Text Annotation will oversee multiple, concurrent
annotation projects to support information retrieval, summarization, question
answering, machine translation and related technologies.
The Project Manager for Speech Annotation will oversee multiple, concurrent
annotation projects to support projects in speech recognition, speech-to-text
and related technologies.
- Work with project sponsors and affiliated researchers to define corpora,
annotation tasks and other deliverables that support program goals.
- Ensure that deliverables for each project are fully and accurately completed, on
time and under budget.
- Manage fulltime staff of multilingual lead annotators, and delegate management
of large part-time annotation staff.
- Oversee creation of annotation guidelines and project documentation.
- Participate in development of new project proposals.
- Coordinate technical support for annotation projects including annotation tools
and data formats.
- Develop quality assurance procedures for annotation projects and oversee their
- Represent annotation efforts to external researchers and project sponsors at
workshops and industry conferences.
- BA/BS in language-related discipline (advanced degree in
linguistics/computational linguistics preferred)
- 2-3 years related experience
- Proven record of success in project management
- Strong technical skills (Windows competence at minimum; Linux/Unix strongly
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritize responsibilites and manage time
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Familiarity with linguistic annotation procedures is a plus
Penn offers an excellent benefits package including medical/dental, retirement
plans, tuition assistance and a minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation per year. The
University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
For further information or to apply online please visit
- Project Manager, Text: position reference #050116472
- Project Manager, Speech: position reference #050116473
Positions contingent upon funding.
For more information about LDC and the programs we support please visit our website.
Address for Applications:
3600 Market Street, Suite 810
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States of America
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
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