298 – Research Assistant, Natural Language Annotation

Project Name
Natural Language Annotation

Project Description
The Natural Language Dialogue team collects linguistic data for use in developing, evaluating, training and extending coverage of our conversational dialogue systems. The annotation project consists of annotating conversation transcripts of human dialogue and/or human-machine dialogue for features relevant to understanding and engaging in dialogue.

Job Description
Annotation of conversation transcripts, using semantic and pragmatic representations or relations that have been developed specifically for our implemented systems. The job is suitable primarily for undergraduate students. Interns who reside locally in the Los Angeles area may be able to continue working at ICT after the summer. Topics of interest may include use of stories and extended narrative in dialogue, human-robot dialogue, cross-cultural dialogue, and conversation-related games.

Preferred Skills

  • Highly proficient in spoken & written English or Spanish (native or near-native competence preferred)
  • Some background in Linguistics or a related field
  • General feel for language and working with linguistic material

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