Krystal Klein is a postdoctoral fellow at OHSU, who is working on a pilot project to train computers to analyze emails from older adults for purposes of cognitive monitoring (e.g., analyzing older adults’ syntactic production to diagnose Alzheimers and other conditions). She is looking to hire a Reed student as an intern to work on an hourly basis coding data–essentially, annotating sentences of text to indicate their syntactic structure.
If any of you are interested in gaining some experience in this (and earning a little money) feel free to email Krystal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Background in formal syntax (e.g., completion of my Introductory Syntax course) is a must. You will also need to teach yourself the Penn Treebank parsing protocols, using materials provided. Please contact Krystal directly for more information about this position.