LINGUIST List 29.742

Thu Feb 15 2018

Jobs: English; Computational Linguistic;s Lexicography; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax: Associate Linguist, Pygmalion

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 13-Feb-2018
From: Vikki Ha <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistic;s Lexicography; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax: Associate Linguist, Pygmalion, London, UK
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University or Organization: Pygmalion
Department: Natural Language Understanding
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Associate Linguist [Australian English]

Job Rank: Associate Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The role of the Associate Linguist is to annotate and review linguistic data in English (AU). The Associate Linguist will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing. The tasks include:
- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Evaluating current system outputs
- Deriving NLP data for new and on-going projects

Minimum Requirements:
- Native-level speaker of English (AU)
- Experience in annotation work
- Knowledge of semantics, syntax, morphology or lexicography
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Desired Skills:
- Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics or Speech processing
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools
- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate
- Fast and Accurate Keyboard Typing Skills
- Familiarity with Transcription Software
- Editing, Grammar Check and Proofing Skills
- Be able to work independently with confidence and little oversight
- Research Skills
- Knowledge of phonetics, phonology would be a plus
- Understanding of Natural Language Processing would be a plus

Project duration: 6 months (with potential extension)

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 in English (in PDF format) with "Associate Linguist [Australian English]" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Vikki Ha

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