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LINGUIST List 21.1206

Thu Mar 11 2010

Jobs: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Programmer, University of Pennsylvania

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        1.    Jonathan Wright, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Programmer, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Message 1: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Programmer, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 09-Mar-2010
From: Jonathan Wright <jdwrightldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Programmer, University of Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Linguistic Data Consortium
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics


This position will support LDC's language resource creation activities by
providing programming, research and other technical support in a rapid
prototyping environment, for multiple concurrent projects with evolving
technical requirements. In collaboration with technical managers,
non-technical project staff and external researchers, the position will
devise novel solutions to challenging technical problems and implement
agreed-upon specifications within stringent deadlines. Tasks include
collaborative problem solving; software development including linguistic
annotation GUIs; processing and normalization of multilingual audio, text
and/or video data; design and development of quality control and validation
tools; harvesting data from the web and other sources; end-user support;
preparation of public data distributions; documentation of technical
resources for a variety of audiences; other tasks as assigned.

BS in Computer Science or equivalent, MS preferred; proven record of
success in software development projects; demonstrable fluency in at least
one of Python, Perl, or Ruby (preferred: experience with two or more
languages, also including Java, C/C++/C#); experience with a GUI framework
(Qt preferred); solid UNIX/Linux experience; experience with XML or other
structured data (preferred: experience with RDF). The successful candidate
will demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritize
responsibilities and manage time effectively in deadline driven
environment; work well independently and as part of a team; make progress
despite incomplete, evolving specifications and demonstrate adaptive,
flexible handling of rapidly changing requirements; demonstrate good
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the ability
to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences;
good attention to detail; strong sense of personal accountability.
Preferred: education or research experience in linguistics or human
language technologies, foreign language data, Unicode. Position contingent
upon funding.

For more information about working at Penn and to apply for this position,
please submit resumes online at the University of Pennsylvania's Human
Resources website:

Alternatively you may search by reference number 100227985 at

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=191042
Contact Information:
Jonathan Wright
Email: jdwrightldc.upenn.edu

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