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Thu Jul 14 2011

Jobs: Arabic Dialects: Researcher, Columbia University

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        1.     Nizar Habash , Arabic Dialects: Researcher, Columbia University, NY, USA

Message 1: Arabic Dialects: Researcher, Columbia University, NY, USA
Date: 14-Jul-2011
From: Nizar Habash <habashccls.columbia.edu>
Subject: Arabic Dialects: Researcher, Columbia University, NY, USA
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University or Organization: Columbia University
Department: Center for Computational Learning Systems
Job Location: New York, USA
Web Address: http://www.ccls.columbia.edu/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Arabic Dialects

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Description:

We are looking for a person who has a good knowledge of Standard Arabic and
at least one of its dialects, and who is familiar with contemporary
linguistic theory. The candidate should have at least an MA in a related
field (PhD preferred). Focus or previous research in spoken Arabic and or
Arabic dialectology is a major plus. The candidate should also be
comfortable with using a computer, and should be able to write simple
scripts in a language such as Perl or Python, or should be open to learning
this skill.

The linguist will work within the Columbia Arabic Dialect Modeling (CADIM,
http://www1.ccls.columbia.edu/~cadim/) research group at Columbia
University in New York City, which has generated some of the most used
computational tools for Arabic and its dialects.

The specific duties will include:
- Working with computational linguists on the specification of Arabic
dialect linguistic knowledge for computational tools such as morphological
analyzers, morphological disambiguators, lemmatizers, and dialect identifiers
- Helping with annotation efforts; specifically, participating in creating
annotation guidelines intended for human annotators, training annotators,
and checking human annotations
- Participating in efforts to publish and distribute resources and tools
developed at CADIM
- Remuneration will be commensurate with training, experience and capabilities

For inquiries and application, please send email to Dr. Nizar Habash
habashccls.columbia.edu with subject line "Arabic Linguist Columbia
University". Please include a CV and a list of references. Include examples
of published or unpublished work.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: habashccls.columbia.edu
Contact Information:
Dr. Nizar Habash
Email: habashccls.columbia.edu


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