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Job Announcement: Appen Butler Hill

Computational Linguistics: Linguist/Computational Linguist, Appen Butler Hill


Employer: Appen Butler Hill

http://www.appenbutlerhill.com/
Job Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)
Title: Linguists required: native speakers of Malay or Indonesian.
Rank: Linguist/Computational Linguist
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1151
Date Submitted: 06-Mar-2013
Job Description: We are looking for Linguists/Computational Linguists who are native speakers of Malay or Indonesian, for flexible or full-time home-based role. The project is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help develop world-class linguistic software.

Role Description:
- Using client-developed linguistic software to develop and validate a morphologically structured lexicon of several hundred thousand words, for input into a spell-checker tool
- Maintaining and reviewing design documentation in English, using appropriate formatting and technical writing
- Reporting and monitoring lexicon/spell-checker errors using proprietary online issue management system

Minimum requirements:
- Bachelor degree in Linguistics
- Native language of Malay or Indonesian
- Very high proficiency in English
- Excellent technical skills
- Linguistic skills should include: grammar, syntax, morphology
- Familiarity with linguistic tools, and language technology applications
- Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail

Additional skills:
- Master's degree in Linguistic or Computational Linguistics
- Familiarity with scripting languages
- Understanding of software development including testing

Project duration:
12 months.

Start Date:
Project expected to start in April.

Location:
This position is available worldwide (except for Australia).

Application process:
Please include with your application: your CV/resume; details of any language qualifications you hold; your availability to the application email address below.

About Appen Butler Hill:
Appen Butler Hill develops high quality speech and language technology solutions namely used in car navigation systems, mobile phones, word processing packages, directory assistance, speaker verification tools and hand-held machine translation devices. Our staff comprises Linguists, IT professionals and Project Managers who collaborate to produce quality work in over 100 different languages for many of the world’s leading companies.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: My  Huynh , Program Sourcing Coordinator
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