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LINGUIST List 17.1751

Thu Jun 08 2006

Jobs: General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Courtenay Hendricks, Various Languages & General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, CT, USA


Message 1: Various Languages & General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, CT, USA
Date: 06-Jun-2006
From: Courtenay Hendricks <cahbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Various Languages & General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, CT, USA


University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Job Rank: Consultants
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Required Language(s): Greek (ell)
Hindi (hin)
Hungarian (hun)
Thai (tha)
Turkish (tur)
Description:
Freelance Linguistic Consultants

The Butler Hill Group, a virtual computational linguistics consulting
company, seeks linguists for Hindi, Turkish, Hungarian, Thai, and Greek to
perform a number of tasks related to a natural language processing system
under development. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to
the following: evaluating machine translation output and reporting major
linguistic errors in the target language to the developer team, consulting
with linguists and developers during the development process, and then
performing quality assurance (testing) of system output. Sample background
tasks might include verifying customer feedback, manually creating
syntactically annotated datasets, and inspecting parallel training data.

Qualified candidates must be native or near-native speakers of one of the
languages listed above and demonstrate excellent communication skills in
English. They should also have an academic or professional background in
linguistics, especially syntax, strong computer skills in a Windows
environment, and have detail-oriented personalities. The ideal candidate
would be interested in becoming an integral member of a virtual team of
linguists working remotely from his or her current location. The work hours
will be variable, in the range of 2-15 hours / week, although we are
usually able to anticipate which weeks will be busier than others. This is
an ongoing project, so we are looking for individuals who are seeking a
longer-term commitment for part-time work. Some travel may be required.

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student or junior faculty
seeking supplementary income as we are willing to accommodate many unusual
scheduling and telecommuting requirements. Our client is based in the
Seattle area, (Pacific Standard Time zone), so although there is no
geographic requirement regarding remote work location, all linguistic
consultants will be expected to be timely in their communication and
regularly available for some email or phone correspondence during the
client's regular business hours (9h00-17h00 PST).

US residents must have any-employer US work authorization valid for the
next 12 months. Unfortunately, the Butler Hill Group cannot sponsor
employment visas.

This position requires a high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable).
Furthermore, we ask that you have regular, secure access to a personal
computer (i.e., not a public computer), run a recent version of Windows
(e.g., XP) and have proficiency using Microsoft Office.

We offer a competitive, professional hourly rate, paid as 1099
self-employment income. The start date for this position will be on or
around July 1st, 2006.

To apply, please email a recent resume or CV, in English, along with a
cover letter (in the body of your email) verifying or specifying the
following information, to cahbutlerhill.com:
- US work authorization or country you are residing in
- Availability (hours per week & vacation schedule, if known) from July
1st through the following year
- languages spoken and reading proficiency level / fluency in each language
- current version of Windows and currently installed MS Office applications
(please specify proficiency level in each application)

**Please include the language / position you are applying for in the
subject line of your email.

Address for Applications:
Courtenay Hendricks
email only, please
Ridgefield, CT 06877
USA

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Courtenay Hendricks
Email: cahbutlerhill.com
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