LINGUIST List 29.3114

Tue Aug 07 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics; Computational Linguistics: Linguist, Nemo

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Date: 06-Aug-2018
From: Alena Butryna <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Computational Linguistics: Linguist, Nemo, London, UK
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University or Organization: Nemo
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Linguist for African English Variants

Job Rank: Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Speech Processing; Speech Synthesis; NLP; Formal Grammars


Job Description:
As a Linguist you will collaborate with researchers and engineers by providing linguistic expertise and direction for NLP projects and systems. You will work closely with the researchers and engineers to train and/or evaluate NLP and dialogue systems and propose solutions. You will also contribute to and monitor data acquisition and curation; you will develop quality control methodology, experiments and improvements in our ability to understand and generate natural language. You will be providing linguistic analysis, annotations and reviews for data for language variants including but not limited to Nigerian and Ghanaen English. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language understanding and speech processing.

This also includes:
- Drafting linguistic guidelines
- Annotating and reviewing texts according to linguistic guidelines
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses, numbers
- Creating annotation conventions
- Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
- Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools

- A native-level speaker of at least one of the regional languages and/or Nigerian English and fluent in English
- Advanced degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or equivalent experience / qualification, with knowledge of semantics, syntax, morphology and/or lexicography a plus
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of the languageā€™s phonology
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools
- Interest in technology and computer-literate
- Interest in natural language processing, linguistics, linguistic resources
- Excellent oral and written communication skills

Project Duration:
Approximately 3 months (with potential extension), starting as soon as possible. This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.

How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter (PDF format preferred) with "Linguist for African English variants [LON]" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: This position has been closed.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Alena Butryna

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