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LINGUIST List 18.3521

Mon Nov 26 2007

Jobs: French & General Linguistics: Annotator, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Cheryl Vander Mey, French & General Linguistics: Annotator, Butler Hill Group, Telecommute

Message 1: French & General Linguistics: Annotator, Butler Hill Group, Telecommute
Date: 25-Nov-2007
From: Cheryl Vander Mey <HRsourcebutlerhill.com>
Subject: French & General Linguistics: Annotator, Butler Hill Group, Telecommute
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University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Web Address: http://www.butlerhill.com

Job Rank: Annotator

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The Butler Hill Group, a computational linguistics consulting company, may
have a need in the very near future for several well-organized,
detail-oriented individuals to fill French Annotator positions. Qualified
candidates will be native/near-native French speakers who also possess
excellent English communication skills. They will join a virtual team of
French Annotators working remotely from a home office on their own personal
computer. This is a freelance/contract position. Candidates must
demonstrate high-level reading comprehension and communication skills and
possess editorial skills for written text, including detailed knowledge of
spelling and punctuation standards for French.

French Annotators will perform sentence annotations related to a natural
language processing system under development, according to specific
guidelines. Annotators will go through an online training cycle and will
have regular contact by email with a Butler Hill Project Manager available
to answer questions and give general support.

The right candidates for this position will be able to follow carefully
documented instructions, and where there are grey areas, be comfortable
using their best judgment or instinct to make a decision. This position
requires relatively quick data analysis but also consistent accuracy - an
ability to concentrate on a task without losing focus, with great attention
to detail.

This is part-time work where candidates should be able to commit to at
least 20-25 hrs/week for the duration of the project which has an estimated
start date in late November and end date in mid-January, 2008. The work
schedule will be flexible with a commitment to meet weekly deadlines and

This position requires a high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable) and
regular, secure access to a personal computer that runs a recent version of
Windows (e.g. Vista or XP). Candidates should have experience using
Microsoft Office, particularly Access, which will be used to do all reviews
and evaluations, and have better-than-average technical skills in a Windows
environment. We request that interested candidates please specify their
version of Microsoft Windows and Office at the time of resume and cover
letter submission.

You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at
the time of contract negotiation.

Additional Qualifications:
- Ability to take initiative to identify/solve problems
- Editorial skills for written text
- Analytical skills, including research skills, ability to interpret data,
to conceptualize and analyze information
- BA or BS degree from an accredited university, preferably in Linguistics
or equivalent work experience

Compensation - We offer a competitive hourly pay rate DOE (to be paid as
1099 self-employment income)

Interested parties should email a recent resume/CV, in English, in Word
format, and a cover letter specifying your availability, relevant
background, and ability to meet the requirements listed above, to the
attention of 'HR Coordinator' at HRsourcebutlerhill.com. NOTE: Please
include the words 'French Annotator' in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline: 12-Dec-2007

Contact Information:
Cheryl Vander Mey
Email: HRsourcebutlerhill.com

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