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LINGUIST List 22.3087

Tue Aug 02 2011

Jobs: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Corpus Linguist, Swype, Inc.

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        1.     Patrick Demasco , Text/Corpus Linguistics: Corpus Linguist (Contract Position), Swype, Inc., Massachusetts, USA

Message 1: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Corpus Linguist (Contract Position), Swype, Inc., Massachusetts, USA
Date: 02-Aug-2011
From: Patrick Demasco <pdemascoliterate.com>
Subject: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Corpus Linguist (Contract Position), Swype, Inc., Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: Swype, Inc.
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.swype.com
Job Rank: Corpus Linguist (Contract Position)

Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

*This position has been filled.

Swype has developed an innovative text input method for touch-screen
devices. Swype provides a faster and easier way to input text on any
screen. With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen
keyboard, the patented technology enables users to input words faster and
easier than other data input methods - at over 40 words per minute. The
application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones,
tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more.

We are looking for a linguist to lead our Web-based corpus collection
efforts across a wide range of languages. This position will be
contract-based (6-12 months) and may be converted to a full-time employment
position. Hourly rate commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:
- Research and identify web-based sources of corpus data
- Use our in-house tools to collect and evaluate data; coordinate with
other staff who may assist in this effort
- Recruit/supervise native language testers
- Coordinate with development team to improve our tools
- Organize and document our corpus data assets
- Work with other team members to improve our processes

The ideal candidate will be smart, creative and hard working and have the
following:
- B.A./B.S. degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguist (graduate work
desirable)
- Experience in multi-lingual corpus linguistics
- Ability to use software-based tools to collect and analyze text data
- Solid understanding of character encoding issues
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment

Additional skills would be helpful but not necessary:
- Fluency in a non-English language
- Scripting language (Python, Perl)

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
This position has been filled.

Email Address for Applications: pdemascoliterate.com
Contact Information:
Patrick Demasco
Email: pdemascoliterate.com
This position has been filled.


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