LINGUIST List 27.1842

Wed Apr 20 2016

Jobs: English; Finnish; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Spanish; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Annotator, Lionbridge

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 20-Apr-2016
From: Elena Pirttisalo <>
Subject: English; Finnish; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Spanish; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Annotator, Lionbridge
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University or Organization: Lionbridge
Department: Tampere
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Annotation project: English,German,French,Italian,Spanish,Portuguese,Finnish

Job Rank: Annotator; Other

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Spanish (spa)


Lionbridge is looking for English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Finnish speakers with a background in finance and economy capable of reading and understanding short messages (tweets) relating to finance and economy, and to assess their polarity (is it a positive message, to what degree).

The task consists in annotating a corpus of tweets according to the specific guidelines and with the annotation tools that will be provided.

Due to the domain, it is ideal that the annotator has:

- A good understanding of investing concepts and the stock market.
- Is aware of the specific language and terms used.
- Is aware of the different securities types and is able to identify tickers for these securities i.e. equities, options, futures, indices, currencies, ETFs,
- Is able to identify inverse products, e.g. SPXU - ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500.
- Has a basic understanding of options and the concept of calls and puts.
- Is able to interpret a trading strategy conveyed in a message, i.e. interpret if user is bullish, neutral or bearish for the mentioned product.
- Is able to identify the author's trading intent; does the message refer to a buying or selling action?
- Is able to interpret if the message has no significance sentiment for the mentioned product.
- Is able to identify spam messages.

Start date: in April 2016 for a total of about 50 hours to be completed in May.

The candidate can work remotely.

Please send us your complete resume, including your hourly rate request and availability in the April-May period to the application email below.

Lionbridge is a leading provider of translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the global customer lifecycle.

Using our innovative cloud technologies, global program management expertise and our worldwide crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide integrated solutions that enable clients to successfully market, sell and support their products and services in global markets.

Application Deadline: 15-May-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Rsouce coordinator Elena Pirttisalo

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