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LINGUIST List 22.1474

Wed Mar 30 2011

Jobs: Japanese & Comp Ling: Computational Linguist, Butler Hill Group

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        1.     Azizah Mathly , Japanese & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Butler Hill Group, Massachusetts, USA

Message 1: Japanese & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Butler Hill Group, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 28-Mar-2011
From: Azizah Mathly <amathlybutlerhill.com>
Subject: Japanese & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Butler Hill Group, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Department: linguistics
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.butlerhill.com
Job Rank: Computational Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


A text analysis team focusing on Information Extraction technologies seeks
a Computational Linguist for a nine month contract position to enhance a
Japanese language module to process unstructured text. This person will
enhance the Japanese language module component in a linguistic foundation
application and an entity and fact extraction solution. The focus will be
on the creation, maintenance and augmentation of machine-readable
dictionaries, grammar rules and parsing algorithms. Effective linguists
will know how to use finite-state technology to code grammatical patterns
and be able to use a data manipulation language such as Perl or Python.

Primary Duties:
-Builds, Tests and Enhances the Japanese language module
-An in-depth understand of the algorithms
-Meets product roadmap requirements
-Participates in formal inspections
-Contributes to the team with positive ideas in design discussions
-Provides support, consultation and training to other areas of the company

Required Skills:
-B.A. in Computational Linguistics or equivalent
-Native or near-native knowledge of written Japanese
-Fluent in English
-Strong background in syntax and morphology
-Proficiency in at least one data manipulation language (Perl preferred)
-Familiarity with modern quantitative techniques in NLP

Additional Information:
Projects require excellent English reading, writing and communication
skills. Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than
average comfort with software and technology are expected. US residents
must have US work authorization (US citizen or permanent resident).
Unfortunately, Butler Hill Group cannot sponsor employment visas at this
time. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure
agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

This is a full-time contract position.

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

Please apply online:

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=166
Contact Information:
Azizah Mathly
Email: amathlybutlerhill.com

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