LINGUIST List 21.2145

Fri May 07 2010

Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Wendy Ng, Natural Language Processing: Programmer, Butler Hill Group, USA

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, Butler Hill Group, USA
Date: 06-May-2010
From: Wendy Ng <>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, Butler Hill Group, USA
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University or Organization: Butler Hill Group Job Location: Washington, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Natural Language Processing


The Butler Hill Group ( supports software teamsdeveloping linguistic technology. With our expertise in over 50 languagesand dialects, we help our clients reach new markets by extending theirproducts including search and information retrieval; machine translation;proofing tools, e.g. grammar and spell checkers, thesauri; handwritingrecognition; speech technologies.

Position Responsibilities:You will play a key role in scripting corpora collections while workingclosely with stakeholders. You will work with our client in their theMachine Translation Group on exciting new technologies.

The successful candidate will be passionate about data processing andmanipulation, and some familiarity with multilingual data processing.In this position you will be based in the Seattle area, working remotelywith weekly meetings onsite at the client's office in Redmond. This is a3-4 months contract with strong possibility of extension.

Position Requirements:- BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience.- 3-5 years of experience with proven record of scripting and corporamanipulation in multiple languages from multiple sources.- Testing experience- Able to build ad-hoc scripts in order to manipulate source filescontaining text.- Proven understanding of regular expressions and finite state grammars.- Familiarity with C# and regular expressions required.- Familiarity with Java and Perl scripting preferred.- Superior time management skills and strong decision-making abilities- Able to set realistic timelines and consistently meet deadlines.- Must be able to work independently.- Diligence adhering to established policies and procedures. Consistentlyfollows copyright, terms of use, and licensing agreements as they appearwith the desired corpora, and adheres to those guidelines.- Ability to interact with stakeholders to define requirements and reactto changing requirements.- Fluency in multiple languages a plus.

What we offer:A competitive hourly pay rate, flexible work schedule while working onlineremotely.

*This position requires you to be located in the Seattle/Redmond WA area.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Web Address for Applications:
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Wendy Ng Email:

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