LINGUIST List 10.1398

Thu Sep 23 1999

Jobs: Ontology, French Linguistics

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  1. Kent Clizbe, Director of Ontologies for Internet Co.
  2. Jamal Ouhalla, French Ling: Lecturer at Queen Mary-London University

Message 1: Director of Ontologies for Internet Co.

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:54:12 -0400
From: Kent Clizbe <>
Subject: Director of Ontologies for Internet Co.

Opportunities for specialists in Knowledge Representation and
categorization schema continue to expand as eCommerce applications
grow. In addition to the below position, the same company will have
positions for ontologists with less experience, and specialized
knowledge in a variety of fields. There are also other ontology-related
positions still available.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, or call:

Kent Clizbe

Director of Ontologies

Join the Internet's leading creator and operator of vertical trade
communities, leveraging the interactive features and global reach of the
Internet to create multi-national, targeted business-to-business
communities. These narrowly focused web sites attract buyers and sellers
from around the world by catering to individuals with similar
professional interests.

Responsibilities / Qualities
Develop and implement schema for classifying and describing items across
multiple domains.
Develop automatic classification methods and play the lead role.
Work with SME's in over 50 industries.
Work with domain experts inside the company.
Hire and manage a small group of Ontologists.
Establish yourself as the company "Expert"
With system engineers, leverage ontology work performed.
Establish ontology "maintenance" procedures.
Create a team environment in Ontology group with a "get it done"
Work under tight deadlines.
Be open to new ways of thinking.
Possess knowledge base of industry available tools.
Applicable area of expertise.
Able to interface and deal with a wide variety of people.
Goal driven.

You offer:

A proven track record developing timely and usable solutions to complex
2+ years experience building ontologies for commercial use
Ability to lead a team and a company to implement and improve schema.
Experience building ontologies and knowledge representation systems.
Software development experience
Experience in eCommerce
Effective oral and written communication.

Ph.D. or Masters in Linguistics or equivalent experience.
2+ years experience as an ontologist.
Knowledge of computational classification methodologies.
Ability to lead and work with a team.

We offer:

Competitive compensation package in a fast paced environment.
Opportunity to work for a leading edge internet company.
Opportunity for advancement.
Casual work environment and flexible hours.

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Message 2: French Ling: Lecturer at Queen Mary-London University

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 17:46:32 +0000
From: Jamal Ouhalla <>
Subject: French Ling: Lecturer at Queen Mary-London University

French Linguistics/Queen Mary-London University

Queen Mary and Westfield College
School of Modern Languages
Department of French

The Department of French seeks to appoint a lecturer with an 
established research record in the area of French linguistics. Native 
or near-native ability in French is required.

The appointment will be at Lecturer A/B level, salary in the range 
stlg19,372 to stlg32,199, and tenable from 1st January 2000. Interviews 
will be held on 21st October 1999.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Marian Hobson on 
0171 775 3364 or e-mail

For further details and application form, please telphone our 24-hour 
Recruitment Line on 0171 975 5171, or e-mail
quoting reference 99164. Completed application forms should be 
returned by 12th October 1999.
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