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LINGUIST List 23.4489

Sun Oct 28 2012

Jobs: Multiple Languages, Comp Ling; NLP: Linguist, Akorbi Workforce Solutions

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Oct-2012
From: William Paynter <wpaynterakorbi.com>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Korean; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Linguist, Akorbi Workforce Solutions, California, USA
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University or Organization: Akorbi Workforce Solutions
Department: Google
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.akorbi.com
Job Rank: Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): Amharic (amh)
                            Burmese (mya)
                            Cebuano (ceb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Corsican (cos)
                            Dari (prs)
                            English (eng)
                            Fars, Southwestern (fay)
                            Hausa (hau)
                            Hmong Daw (mww)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Javanese (jav)
                            Kazakh (kaz)
                            Khmer, Central (khm)
                            Kinyarwanda (kin)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Kurdish, Central (ckb)
                            Kurdish, Northern (kmr)
                            Kurdish, Southern (sdh)
                            Malayalam (mal)
                            Maori (mri)
                            Marathi (mar)
                            Mongolian, Halh (khk)
                            Nepali (nep)
                            Oriya (ori)
                            Pashto (pus)
                            Punjabi (pan)
                            Rarotongan (rar)
                            Ravula (yea)
                            Sarikoli (srh)
                            Sinhalese (sin)
                            Somali (som)
                            Tatar (tat)
                            Turkish (tur)
                            Turkmen (tuk)
                            Urdu (urd)
                            Uzbek, Northern (uzn)
                            Uzbek, Southern (uzs)
                            Wolof (wol)
                            Xhosa (xho)
                            Yoruba (yor)
                            Zulu (zul)

Description:

Work closely with engineers and researchers to annotate natural language
text at both syntactic and semantic levels.

Requirements: Undergraduate or masters in linguistics in both Korean and
English. Excellent English and Korean communication skills. Quick learner,
eager to tackle new problems, learn new technical skills and ability to
work independently. Proficiency in languages other than English desirable
but not required. Can convey task requirements / present findings concisely
and effectively.

Familiarity with web technologies and comfortable with multiple computing
platforms (Unix, Windows, Mac) and office applications (spreadsheets,
presentation software, etc.).

Quick learner, eager to tackle new problems and learn new technical skills;
Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and
adapt to changing schedules and different types of products. Can work well
in cross-functional teams, including Engineers, Product Managers, and Sales
and Operations Specialists.

Language Expert Engineer will manage projects' tasks related to automatic
processing of natural language text in one of the target languages
(Amharic, Burmese, Cebuano, Corsican, Hausa, Hmong Daw, Javanese, Kazakh,
Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian,
Nepali, Oriya, Pashto, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Somali, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen,
Uzbek, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu).

This includes:
-Evaluating, annotating and classifying linguistic data
-Writing scripts to collect and process data
-Improving existing product infrastructure

Job Requirements:
-Fluent speaking and writing skills in of one of the target languages above
and proficient in English
-Computer science undergraduate or equivalent experience
-Proficiency in programming in Python, Perl, or C++
-Passion for language and a keen interest in technology
-Good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language
-Background in data mining a plus
-Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
-Excellent verbal and written communicator

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: wpaynterakorbi.com
Contact Information:
Senior Recruiter William Paynter
Email: wpaynterakorbi.com
Phone: 214-256-9222 8374
Fax: 2145945908
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