Text Aligner for the UST OT

Position Summary: The Text Aligner for the unfoldingWord Simplified Text (UST) will use the translationCore (tC) software to align the English text of the UST with the Hebrew source text.

General Responsibilities:

  • Learning the translationCore software

  • Aligning the English text of the UST with the unfoldingWord Hebrew Bible (UHB).

Expanded Description: The Text Aligner for the unfoldingWord Simplified Text (UST) will use the translationCore software to align the English text of the UST with the unfoldingWord Hebrew Bible (UHB). Ideally, there would be one English word aligned with each Hebrew word. Of course, this is not possible, because languages work very differently from each other. Therefore, the Text Aligner will align words or phrases in the UST with words or phrases in the Hebrew that differ in the number of words, order of words, and parts of speech. Always, however, the Aligner will align the English words to the Hebrew words whose meaning they express, in whatever combination is necessary to produce the most accurate alignment of the meaning. These alignments will be used to enable various translation helps in the Bible translation software.

Qualifications:

      • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ

      • Good Bible knowledge

      • Ability to read biblical Hebrew with good understanding of Hebrew grammar

      • Facility with using computers

      • Availability of a reliable and reasonably-fast Internet connection


Time Commitment: 10+ hours per week

Location of Job: Anywhere

Start Date: March 2019

Interested? Send your resume to info@unfoldingword.org.