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Job Announcement: Appen Butler Hill

English; Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Dependency Grammars: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill, Telecommute

Employer: Appen Butler Hill

Job Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)
Title: Linguist/Syntactician
Rank: Consultant
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Dependency Grammars
Language Specialty: English
LL Issue: 24.1128
Date Submitted: 05-Mar-2013
Job Description: Appen Butler Hill is seeking linguists/syntacticians for English to help improve a syntax parser for a leading global IT company.

Main responsibilities include reviewing and annotating English data according to specified dependency rules and refining the tag set. The successful candidate has a background in Theoretical Linguistics with emphasis on syntactic and semantic analysis. Previous experience in interpreting semantic and syntactic representations and familiarity with Dependency Grammars is a big plus.

The project will start mid to end of March 2013 and will continue until end of May 2013 with possibility of extension. All work is done remotely; average time commitment will be approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Required Skills:
- B.A. degree or higher in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or related field, M.A. preferred
- Native knowledge of English
- Strong background in syntax and grammar engineering
- Ability to quickly understand new linguistic technologies and client/project needs
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail

Additional Information:
Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than average comfort with software and technology are expected. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

We offer a competitive, hourly pay rate DOE (to be paid as 1099 self-employment income).
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application URL: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=540
Contact Information: Daphne  Guericke
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