23.185, Internships: Pashto & NLP: Intern, Pashto Language Processing, USC

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Subject: 23.185, Internships: Pashto & NLP: Intern, Pashto Language Processing, USC

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Date: 03-Jan-2012
From: Ron Artstein [artstein at ict.usc.edu]
Subject: Pashto & NLP: Intern, Pashto Language Processing, Institute for Creative Technologies, U of Southern California


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Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:57:51
From: Ron Artstein [artstein at ict.usc.edu]
Subject: Pashto & NLP: Intern, Pashto Language Processing, Institute for Creative Technologies, U of Southern California

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University or Organization: Usc Institute For Creative Technologies
Web Address: http://ict.usc.edu/internships

Type of Work: Nlp

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics
                     Translation

Duration: 15-May-2012 to 31-Aug-2012
Compensation: Paid Competitive
Internship Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: Required: Familiarity with the Pashto language in its written and spoken forms. 
Required: Experience in linguistic field work or corpus work. 
Desired: A strong, well-developed ability to write scripts or computer programs that manipulate textual data. 
Desired: Experience in developing computational linguistics or natural language processing applications. 


Description:
The project will develop Natural Language Processing components for a Pashto-speaking virtual translator character, that is an animated character who can translate between English and Pashto and converse in Pashto with other virtual characters. Components to be developed may include speech recognition, morphological analysis, syntactic/semantic parsing, utterance classification, and other technologies as needed. Most of the work will build on existing components, enhancing and adapting them for the Pashto language and the specific conversation topics required for the characters. The work will involve the creation of a Pashto corpus for testing and development. Given the fragmentary nature of existing resources, the project may also include some linguistic research on the Pashto language itself.

Application Deadline: 19-Feb-2012

Web Address for Applications:http://projects.ict.usc.edu/internship/
Contact Information:
	Ron Artstein
	Email: artstein at ict.usc.edu
	Phone: +1 310 448 0313




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