LINGUIST List 22.4678

Wed Nov 23 2011

Jobs: German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill

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        1.     Mandy Iverson , German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill

Message 1: German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill
Date: 22-Nov-2011
From: Mandy Iverson <>
Subject: German; Syntax: Linguist/Syntactician, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Rank: Linguist/Syntactician

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): German (deu)


Appen Butler Hill is seeking a linguist/syntactician for German to helpimprove a syntax parser for a leading global IT company.

Main responsibilities include reviewing and annotating German data accordingto specified dependency rules and refining the tag set. The successfulcandidate has a background in Theoretical Linguistics with emphasis onsyntactic and semantic analysis. Previous experience in interpretingsemantic and syntactic representations and familiarity with DependencyGrammars is a big plus.

The project will start at the beginning of December 2011 and will continueuntil March 2012 with possibility of extension. All work is done remotely;average time commitment will be approximately 20-30 hours per week.

Required Skills:- B.A. degree or higher in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or relatedfield- Native or near-native knowledge of written German- Excellent written communication skills in English- Strong background in syntax and grammar engineering- Ability to quickly understand new linguistic technologies and client/projectneeds- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills- Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail

Additional Information:The project requires excellent English reading, writing and communicationskills. Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater thanaverage comfort with software and technology are expected. You will berequired to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time ofcontract negotiation.

Compensation:We offer a competitive, hourly pay rate DOE (to be paid as 1099 self-employment income).

How to Apply:Use the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2012 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Mandy Iverson Email:

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