LINGUIST List 29.5012

Sat Dec 15 2018

Jobs: General Lingusitics: Consultant, Babelscape S.r.l.

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Dec-2018
From: Tucci <>
Subject: General Lingusitics: Consultant, Babelscape S.r.l., Rome, Italy
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University or Organization: Babelscape S.r.l.
Department: Linguistic Resources
Job Location: Rome, Italy (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Creation of a Package of Annotations to Enhance Automatic Language Analysis

Job Rank: Consultant; Consultant; Linguist; Free-lance Language Expert

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Czech (ces)
                            Greek, Modern (ell)
                            Lithuanian (lit)
                            Maltese (mlt)
                            Romanian (ron)


- Knowledge of the Office package or equivalent;
- Mother tongue speaker of Romanian, Greek, Lithuanian, Czech, Maltese.

Subtasks list includes:
- Laudatory terms and prefixes
(the annotator will be required to translate a list of English prefixes into the target language, providing them with semantics and marking those that convey a complimentary or superlative meaning);
- Slang and Netspeak
(the annotator will manually compile a comprehensive list of informal language words and web-peculiar lexicon as used in the target language);
- Written pronunciation
(the annotator will work closely with a computer scientist in order to create a set of rules indicating how a target language speaker would read words from an English repository);
- Alternative spelling
(the annotator will provide a list of common alternative writings as used in the target language);
- Potentially offensive words/meanings
(the annotator will translate a list of English lemmas, associating them to the pertaining domain, i.e. derogatory, sexual, vulgar, violent, or culturally-delicate);
- Expectation dataset
(the annotator will be provided with a list of trademarks among which the ones which have a meaning in the target language should be highlighted.

To apply and to see other languages and open positions, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2019

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Federico Martelli

Page Updated: 15-Dec-2018