[Corpora-List] Job opening for Language Technologist, Oxford University Press

WHITELOCK, Pete pete.whitelock at oup.com
Mon Oct 6 12:14:38 CEST 2014

About Us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Global Academic publishes books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.

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 in NLP, computational linguistics, or machine learning. The successful candidate will join our language technology team developing the next generation of language resources. As part of a growing Language Technology Group (LTG) working in collaboration with our editorial, online, and business development teams, you will be 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 contributing to language technology projects * Defining, guiding, implementing, and documenting lexical data conversion processes in close cooperation with other Dictionary groups * Identifying and developing tools and techniques to improve and enrich media-independent delivery of language content, while ensuring optimum quality and consistency. * Developing models for language content considering optimisation of content reusability * Defining and implementing processes for the standardisation, integration and enhancement of diverse projects involving language content and technology * Defining and implementing processes for the development of enhanced digital content and application functionality in liaison with external partners and licensees

About You * A degree (or equivalent) in computer science, computational linguistics or similar * Excellent programming skills and proven programming experience * Familiarity with XML, XSLT and related technologies * Some knowledge in semantic technologies, RDF, NLP, and corpora * Good interpersonal and communication skills * Strong interest in expanding your knowledge and learning new skills * Ideally you will have experience in working with multilingual linguistic resources * Familiarity with a non-European language such as Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese would be an advantage To apply for this job, visit:


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Pete Whitelock, PhD Principal Language Engineer, Technology Academic Dictionaries Oxford University Press

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