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LINGUIST List 23.2371

Thu May 17 2012

Jobs: Portuguese; Semantics; Syntax: Consultant/Researcher, Appen Butler Hill

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Date: 17-May-2012
From: Mandy Iverson <miversonappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Portuguese; Semantics; Syntax: Consultant/Researcher, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.appenbutlerhill.com
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): Portuguese (por)

Description:

Appen Butler Hill is seeking Portuguese Linguists/Syntacticians to help
improve the syntax parsers for a leading global IT company.

Main responsibilities include reviewing and annotating the language
data according to specified dependency rules and refining the tag set.
The successful candidate has a background in Theoretical Linguistics
with emphasis on syntactic and semantic analysis. Previous experience
in interpreting semantic and syntactic representations and familiarity
with Dependency Grammars is a big plus.

The project will start mid to end of June 2012 and will continue for 4-5
months 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
related field
- Native or near-native knowledge of written Portuguese
- Excellent written communication skills in English
- Strong background in syntax and grammar engineering
- Ability to quickly understand new linguistic technologies and
client/project needs
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail

Additional requirements:
The project requires excellent English reading, writing and
communication skills. Strong computer skills in a Windows environment
and greater than average comfort with software and technology are
expected. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure
agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

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

How to apply:
Complete the online application form available at
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=324


Application Deadline: 30-May-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=324
Contact Information:
Mandy Iverson
Email: miversonappenbutlerhill.com
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