Thursday, September 14, 2017

Part-time work in project on Optical Character Recognition at UMD Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)

CASL is conducting a series of research projects on languages other than English and is looking for motivated students, especially but not exclusively those with reading proficiency in one or more of the languages listed below. Tasks may include finding materials at the library, scanning/photocopying materials, documenting found materials, manipulating document images, searching online, and other related tasks.

The position requires a commitment of at least 8 hours per week, with the potential for more hours during academic breaks. Most work will take place at the University of Maryland campus, with possible visits to other local libraries.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a cover letter describing interests and relevant background. Due to funding requirements, this job requires US citizenship. Rates are competitive starting at $14/hour and may increase, depending on qualifications. Work is expected to be available through
2/28/18. Positions will remain open until filled, and work will begin immediately.

Languages of interest include: Amharic; Armenian; Burmese; Chinese (Mandarin/Modern Standard); Dari; Dhivehi; Farsi; Georgian; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Japanese; Korean; Oriya; Pashto; Sinhalese; Swahili; Tagalog; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Tibetan; Tigrinya; Urdu; Uyghur. Most of these involve scripts other than the Roman alphabet.

Please mark ‘CASL OCR’ on your cover letter.

Submit cover letter, resume, and questions at the earliest convenience to:

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