27.4917, Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Junior Linguist, Pygmalion

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Subject: 27.4917, Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Junior Linguist, Pygmalion

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Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:56:12
From: Allison Day [advancedlinguistics at gmail.com]
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Junior Linguist, Pygmalion, Sydney, Australia

 
University or Organization: Pygmalion 
Job Location: Sydney, Australia 
Job Title: Junior Linguist - Australian English
Job Rank: Junior Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Job description:

The role of the Junior Linguist is to annotate and review linguistic data in
Australian English. The Junior Linguist will also contribute to a number of
other tasks to improve natural language processing. The tasks include:

- Providing phonetic/phonemic transcription of lexicon entries
- Analyzing acoustic data to evaluate speech synthesis 
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data
- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Evaluating current system outputs
- Deriving NLP data for new and on-going projects
- Be able to work independently with confidence and little oversight

Minimum Requirements:

- Native-level speaker of Australian English
- Extensive knowledge of phonetic/phonemic transcriptions
- Experience in annotation work
- Knowledge of phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, morphology or
lexicography
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Desired Skills:

- Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics or Speech processing
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools
- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate
- Listening Skills
- Fast and Accurate Keyboard Typing Skills
- Familiarity with Transcription Software
- Editing, Grammar Check and Proofing Skills
- Research Skills

Project duration: Approximately 6 months 

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.

How to apply: For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover
letter in English (in PDF format) with "Junior Linguists [Australian English"
in the subject line.



Application Deadline: 24-Feb-2017 (Open until filled)
	  
Email Address for Applications: advancedlinguistics at gmail.com 
Contact Information:
	Allison Day 
	Email: advancedlinguistics at gmail.com 


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