LINGUIST List 24.1128

Tue Mar 05 2013

Jobs: English; Comp Ling; Semantics; Syntax; Dependency Grammars: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 05-Mar-2013
From: Daphne Guericke <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Dependency Grammars: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill, Telecommute
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University or Organization: Appen Butler HillJob Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Semantics; Syntax; Dependency Grammars

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Appen Butler Hill is seeking linguists/syntacticians for English to helpimprove a syntax parser for a leading global IT company.

Main responsibilities include reviewing and annotating English 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 interpreting semanticand syntactic representations and familiarity with Dependency Grammars is abig plus.

The project will start mid to end of March 2013 and will continue until end ofMay 2013 with possibility of extension. All work is done remotely; averagetime commitment will be approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Required Skills:- B.A. degree or higher in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or relatedfield, M.A. preferred- Native knowledge of 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:Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than averagecomfort with software and technology are expected. You will be required tosign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of contractnegotiation.

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Web Address for Applications: Information: Daphne Guericke Email:

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