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LINGUIST List 24.1446

Thu Mar 28 2013

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Indonesian; Disc Analysis; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Ling: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Mar-2013
From: Daphne Guericke <dguerickeappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Indonesian; Discourse Analysis; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.appenbutlerhill.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Semantic Annotation

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
Indonesian (ind)

Description:

Appen Butler Hill is seeking expert linguists who are native speakers in one
of these languages (Indonesian, Traditional Chinese) to help improve the
information extraction system of our client.

Main responsibilities include providing high-quality semantic annotations
according to language-specific guidelines for Named Entity annotation and
coreference resolution as well as helping enhance the guidelines as needed.
The successful candidate has an advanced background in Theoretical Linguistics
with emphasis on semantics, syntax and/or discourse analysis. Previous
experience with annotation projects is a big plus.

The project will start at the end of April 2013 and will continue for about
4-5 months with possibility of extension. All work is done remotely; average
time commitment will be approximately 20-30 hours per week.

Required Skills:
- At least B.A. degree or higher in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or
related field, MA or higher preferred.
- Native or near-native knowledge of at least one the languages specified
above and strong knowledge of its culture.
- Excellent written communication skills in English.
- Strong background in syntax, semantics and/or discourse analysis.
- 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:
Strong computer skills 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).



Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=563
Contact Information:
Daphne Guericke
Email: dguerickeappenbutlerhill.com
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