LINGUIST List 30.1247

Mon Mar 18 2019

Jobs: Czech; Danish; Latvian; Maltese; Slovak: Consultant, Babelscape S.r.l.

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Date: 13-Mar-2019
From: Francesco Maria Tucci <>
Subject: Czech; Danish; Latvian; Maltese; Slovak: 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; Linguist; Free-lance Language Expert; Other

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Czech (ces)
                            Danish (dan)
                            Latvian (lav)
                            Maltese (mlt)
                            Slovak (slk)


- Creation of a package of annotations to enhance automatic language analysis and generation.
- Linguistic support to the creation of a machine-readable morphology.
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. 
- Knowledge of the Office package or equivalent;
- Mother tongue speaker of Latvian, Maltese, Slovak, Czech, Danish.

Who we are:
Babelscape is a Sapienza startup company founded in 2016 focused on multilingual Natural Language Processing with the main goal of enabling multilinguality and text understanding in customers’ applications which deal with text in different ways. Thanks to technological transfer from the internationally renowned Natural Language Processing research group headed by prof. Roberto Navigli at the Sapienza University of Rome, winner of two European Research Council grants and of several international awards, we place ourselves on the market with very high professional profiles and the ability to tailor our solutions to the customers' needs.

The company's core mission is to overcome the language barriers by enabling the automatic processing of text independently of the input language, and distilling and aggregating the information extracted across languages by means of a unified large-scale multilingual knowledge repository and semantically-enhanced text comprehension systems.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2019

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

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