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About the Role
The Dictionaries Division publishes the flagship online products Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxforddictionaries.com, leads innovation in digital lexical publishing and licensing working with the world's largest technology and information providers, and is launching new initiatives including the Oxford Global Languages programme which will develop digital lexical resources with communities across a wide range of languages. As we grow our dictionary business in line with new digital opportunities for language resources, we are looking for a versatile programmer with interest and experience in NLP, computational linguistics, or machine learning. The successful candidate will join our language technology team developing the next generation of language resources. As a Senior Language Technologist working in collaboration with our editorial, online, and business development teams, you will join a growing language technology team supporting our core business in lexical content technology. You will be creative, analytical, and enthusiastic, able to apply innovative approaches in linguistic analysis.
Responsibilities will include: * Defining and directing projects involving internal and external partners * Directing and supporting the team by providing mentorship, advice and technical assistance to all members of the Language Technology Group * Identifying and developing tools and techniques to improve and enrich media-independent delivery of language content, while ensuring optimum quality and consistency * Providing expertise in modelling language content * Defining and implementing processes for the standardisation, integration and enhancement of diverse projects involving language content and technology. * Defining processes for the development of enhanced digital content and application functionality in liaison with external partners and licensees. * Providing strategic support to the Head of Language Technology
* A degree (or equivalent) in computer science, computational linguistics or similar * Proven experience with semantic technologies and RDF * Proven experience in XML, XSLT and related technologies * Proven commercial experience in the field of NLP * Proven experience of Perl, Python, Java or similar * Strong interpersonal and communication skills * Strong interest in expanding your knowledge and learning new skills
Expertise in any of the following areas would be an advantage: * Knowledge representation and reasoning, statistical language processing, machine learning, data mining, text analytics * Creation of high-quality textual corpora * Experience in working with multilingual linguistic resources * Familiarity with a non-European language such as Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese
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Pete Whitelock, PhD Principal Language Engineer, Technology Academic Dictionaries Oxford University Press