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Job Announcement: Linguistic Data Consortium

Computational Linguistics: Programmer Analyst, Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Employer: Linguistic Data Consortium
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Rank: Programmer Analyst
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 19.1165
Date Submitted: 04-Apr-2008
Job Description: The Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania has an
immediate opening for a programmer analyst to support our rapidly growing
linguistic resource creation projects.

Programmer Analyst (Ref # 080324301)


This position will support LDC's language resource creation projects by
providing programming, technical and research support in a lead capacity.
Projects to support will include Arabic Treebank and other Arabic language
resource creation projects. Primary responsibilities will be to design,
develop and implement programming solutions and oversee all technical
aspects of the projects; work with LDC's project managers, annotators,
programmers, and clients to develop achievable plans for corpus or software
development and successfully execute them; write annotation tools, data
processing tools, web applications and other software necessary for the
projects; support annotation workflow; support end-users; investigate
technical issues that may arise during the life cycles of projects, and
provide timely solutions to them as necessary; work with project managers
to develop and execute tool and data specifications; coordinate a team of
programmers to provide timely support of project goals; document tools and
data formats; design, develop and implement creative solutions to various
technical and research problems; interact with domain professionals at
international meetings and via e-mail discussions; publish research and
technical papers; pursue own research interests in relevant fields, as time
allows, in order to seek new funding and research opportunities for the

Minimum Qualifications:

- BS/BA in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics (advanced degree
- At least one year of relevant work experience in linguistic resource
creation or human language technology development
- Strong programming skills in at least two of the following programming
languages: Python, C++, Java and Perl
- Grammatical knowledge and reading ability of the Arabic language highly
- Proven record of success in project support or project management

For further information or to apply online please visit; search postings for reference number 080324301.

Penn offers an excellent benefits package including medical/dental,
retirement plans, tuition assistance and a minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation
per year. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

Positions contingent upon funding.

For more information about LDC and the programs we support, visit our website.
Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2008
Open until filled
Application URL:
Contact Information: Kazuaki  Maeda
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