FW: Finnish and Estonian hyphenation assistance

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Wed May 20 08:16:28 UTC 2009

Dear All,

linguists are wanted for a minor job on Finnish and Estonian. For more
details please read below.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Abteilung für Finno-Ugristik
Universitätscampus AAKH, Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7, A-1090 Wien
Tel. +43 1 4277 43019 | Fax +43 1 4277 9430
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at | http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso/

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Von: <marc_miyake at franklin.com>
Datum: Wed, 20 May 2009 03:43:38 -0400
An: <johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at>
Cc: <anne_mcdonald at franklin.com>
Betreff: Finnish and Estonian hyphenation assistance

Dear Johanna, 

Petri Kallio suggested that you could help us find people who can assist us
with Finnish and Estonian hyphenation. We need linguist(s) to work for about
10 hours total on Finnish and Estonian - about 5 hours per language.

At Proximity Technology, we develop spell-correction and hyphenation data
and code for license to other companies. We currently support 36 languages,
including Finnish and Estonian, and periodically need to consult with
specialists in those languages to resolve linguistic questions regarding
spelling and hyphenation.

The work would involve verifying correctness of spelling words (e.g. is
"color" a correct spelling in the UK; is it permissible to leave accent
marks off capital letters in French), and hyphenation info (which sometimes
requires consulting with language authorities like a national language
academy, but generally requires intimate knowledge of the language and its
hyphenation rules).

For each language, we have a few open linguistic issues, and may have more
in the future.

Those interested in this work for Estonian and/or Finnish should send a CV
or resume and an hourly rate to Anne McDonald (anne_mcdonald at franklin.com).


Marc Miyake 
Proximity Linguistics

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