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Sun Jan 15 2012

Jobs: Brazilian Portuguese/Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc

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        1.     Nelson Ng , Brazilian Portuguese; Lexicography; Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc, CA, USA

Message 1: Brazilian Portuguese; Lexicography; Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc, CA, USA
Date: 15-Jan-2012
From: Nelson Ng <nngebay.com>
Subject: Brazilian Portuguese; Lexicography; Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc, CA, USA
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University or Organization: eBay Inc
Department: Platform Product Management
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.ebay.com
Job Rank: Lexicographer

Specialty Areas: Lexicography; Machine Translation

Required Language(s): Portuguese (por)


Required Language(s): Brazilian Portuguese

Encoding Brazilian Portuguese terminology into Machine Translation(MT)
system dictionaries. Analyzing MT output for quality improvement.

Essential duties and responsibilities under the direction of a Project
Manager or a Senior Lexicographer include the following:
- Encode foreign language terminology according to specific conventions
- Keep track of dictionary improvements
- Analyze and correct dictionary errors
- Compile data from foreign language text for determining the correct
function and/ or meaning of terms
- Test and document the results of output of trained MT engines
- Assist in a variety of linguistic research related tasks
- Review human post edited output to generate high quality of training
corpus for MT engines
- Help to conduct MT usability test with Brazilian Portuguese users and
summarize the feedback and test results

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. Local residents need only apply; this is
not a telecommuting position. The requirements listed are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:
BS/BA degree in related field required or equivalent professional work
related experience. 5+ years related professional experience.

Language Skills:
- Native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese
- Fluent spoken and written English
- Ability to identify parts of speech in English and Brazilian Portuguese
- Ability to understand and translate into English 100% of the sentences
found in a major Brazilian Portuguese newspaper

Other Skills and Abilities:
- General computer literacy (experience with Linux a plus)
- Ability to organize work in order to meet schedules
- Ability to follow instructions and cooperate in a team effort

NB: This is a contracting position. The position is onsite in San Jose, California.

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2012 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: nngebay.com
Contact Information:
Nelson Ng
Email: nngebay.com

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