LINGUIST List 24.1446

Thu Mar 28 2013

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Indonesian; Disc Analysis; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Ling: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 27-Mar-2013
From: Daphne Guericke <>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Indonesian; Discourse Analysis; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler HillJob Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)Web Address: http://www.appenbutlerhill.comJob Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Semantic Annotation

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn) Indonesian (ind)


Appen Butler Hill is seeking expert linguists who are native speakers in oneof these languages (Indonesian, Traditional Chinese) to help improve theinformation extraction system of our client.

Main responsibilities include providing high-quality semantic annotationsaccording to language-specific guidelines for Named Entity annotation andcoreference resolution as well as helping enhance the guidelines as needed.The successful candidate has an advanced background in Theoretical Linguisticswith emphasis on semantics, syntax and/or discourse analysis. Previousexperience with annotation projects is a big plus.

The project will start at the end of April 2013 and will continue for about4-5 months with possibility of extension. All work is done remotely; averagetime commitment will be approximately 20-30 hours per week.

Required Skills:- At least B.A. degree or higher in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics orrelated field, MA or higher preferred.- Native or near-native knowledge of at least one the languages specifiedabove and strong knowledge of its culture.- Excellent written communication skills in English.- Strong background in syntax, semantics and/or discourse analysis.- 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 and greater than average comfort with software andtechnology are expected. You will be required to sign a legally bindingnon-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

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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