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LINGUIST List 22.4678

Wed Nov 23 2011

Jobs: German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill

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        1.     Mandy Iverson , German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill


Message 1: German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill
Date: 22-Nov-2011
From: Mandy Iverson <miversonappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.butlerhill.com
Job Rank: Linguist/Syntactician

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): German (deu)

Description:

Appen Butler Hill is seeking a linguist/syntactician for German to help
improve a syntax parser for a leading global IT company.

Main responsibilities include reviewing and annotating German data according
to specified dependency rules and refining the tag set. The successful
candidate has a background in Theoretical Linguistics with emphasis on
syntactic and semantic analysis. Previous experience in interpreting
semantic and syntactic representations and familiarity with Dependency
Grammars is a big plus.

The project will start at the beginning of December 2011 and will continue
until March 2012 with possibility of extension. All work is done remotely;
average time commitment will be approximately 20-30 hours per week.

Required Skills:
- B.A. degree or higher in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or related
field
- Native or near-native knowledge of written German
- Excellent written communication skills in English
- Strong background in syntax and grammar engineering
- Ability to quickly understand new linguistic technologies and client/project
needs
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail

Additional Information:
The project requires 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. You will be
required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of
contract negotiation.

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

How to Apply:
Use the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=245
Contact Information:
Mandy Iverson
Email: miversonappenbutlerhill.com


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