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LINGUIST List 24.874

Mon Feb 18 2013

Internships: Lexical Data Processing

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 15-Feb-2013
From: Jonathan Pool <poolpanlex.org>
Subject: Lexical Data Processing
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University or Organization: The Long Now Foundation
Department: PanLex Project
Web Address: http://panlex.org

Type of Work: Archiving

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Lexicography
                            Translation

Duration: 24-Jun-2013 to 08-Aug-2013
Voluntary
Internship Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: Some experience with a programming or scripting language. Some experience with regular expressions. Knowledge of linguistic concepts. Fluency in English. Knowledge of one language other than English. A laptop computer. Optional additional qualifications: Knowledge of two or more languages other than English. Familiarity with writing systems, character encodings, and Unicode. Familiarity with one or more non-Latin scripts. Experience with lexicography.

Description:
Training: lexical database organization, language identification, character encoding, character normalization, Unicode compliance, lemmatic standardization, lexical classification, standards for lexical data and documentation, and lexical resource parsing with regular expressions.



Work: validating legacy lexical data in a variety of formats, languages, and scripts; converting lexical data into a unified structure; adding content to an 18-million-word, 7000-language lexical database.



Mentored individual and teamwork environment.

Application Deadline: 17-Jun-2013

Web Address for Applications: http://panlex.org/help/intern.shtml
Contact Information:
Dr. Jonathan Pool
Email: poolpanlex.org
Phone: 510-225-1717
Fax: 510-225-1170
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