23.273, Jobs: Italian; Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc

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Subject: 23.273, Jobs: Italian; Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc

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Date: 15-Jan-2012
From: Nelson Ng [nng at ebay.com]
Subject: Italian; Lexicography; Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc, CA, USA


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Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 15:09:37
From: Nelson Ng [nng at ebay.com]
Subject: Italian; Lexicography; Machine Translation: Lexicographer, eBay Inc, CA, USA

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University or Organization: eBay Inc 
Department: Platform Product Management
Job Location: California, USA 
Web Address: http://www.ebay.com
Job Rank: Lexicographer  

Specialty Areas: Lexicography; Machine Translation

Required Language(s): Italian (ita)

Description:

Lexicographer
Required Language(s): Italian

Summary:
Encode Italian terminology into Machine Translation(MT) system 
dictionaries. Analyze MT output for quality improvement.

Essential duties and responsibilities under the direction of a Project 
Manager or a Senior Lexicographer include the following:
-  Encode foreign language terminology according to specific conventions
-  Keep track of dictionary improvements
-  Analyze and correct dictionary errors
-  Compile data from foreign language text for determining the correct 
function and/ or meaning of terms
-  Test and document the results of output of trained MT engines
-  Assist in a variety of linguistic research related tasks
-  Review human post edited output to generate high quality of training 
corpus for MT engines
-  Help to conduct MT usability test with Italian users and summarize the 
feedback and test results

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform 
each essential duty satisfactorily. Local residents need only apply; this is 
not a telecommuting position. The requirements listed are representative 
of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. 

Education and/or Experience:
BS/BA degree in related field required or equivalent professional work 
related experience. 5+ years related professional experience.

Language Skills:
-  Native speaker of Italian
-  Fluent spoken and written English
-  Ability to identify parts of speech in English and Italian sentences
-  Ability to understand and translate into English 100% of the sentences 
found in a major Italian newspaper

Other Skills and Abilities:
-  General computer literacy (experience with Linux a plus)
-  Ability to organize work in order to meet schedules
-  Ability to follow instructions and cooperate in a team effort

NB: This is a contracting position.


Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2012 (Open until filled)
	  
Email Address for Applications: nng at ebay.com 
Contact Information:
	Nelson Ng 
	Email: nng at ebay.com 




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