LINGUIST List 10.156

Tue Feb 2 1999

Jobs: Socioling/Phonology, NLP

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  1. Karin Tittelbach-Goodwin, Sociolinguistics/Phonology; Visiting Asst Prof at Portland State
  2. Karin Maria Verspoor, NLP at Intelligenesis Corporation, New York

Message 1: Sociolinguistics/Phonology; Visiting Asst Prof at Portland State

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 10:14:01 -0800
From: Karin Tittelbach-Goodwin <tittelknh1.nh.pdx.edu>
Subject: Sociolinguistics/Phonology; Visiting Asst Prof at Portland State


Visiting Assistant Professor Position: 1999-2000 (.5 FTE)

One-year replacement position in the Department of Applied Linguistics
at Portland State University in Portland, OR, contingent upon funding
approval. The two core areas to be covered are sociolinguistics and
phonology (including phonetics). See our Website at
http://www-adm.pdx.edu/user/ling/ for details.
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Message 2: NLP at Intelligenesis Corporation, New York

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 12:04:37 -0500
From: Karin Maria Verspoor <verspooralumni.rice.edu>
Subject: NLP at Intelligenesis Corporation, New York


The Natural Language Engineering group at Intelligenesis Corporation
currently has two openings for software engineers. Intelligenesis is
a young, growing company located in the financial district of New York
city, building an artificial intelligence system called Webmind for
business intelligence applications. The system is based on the latest
techniques in artificial intelligence, including dynamic systems,
neural networks, machine learning, and genetic algorithms, and on new
techniques which we are developing in-house. We offer a
research-oriented cutting-edge work environment and flexible working
hours.

The Natural Language Engineering group is responsible for all natural
language-based tasks within the Webmind framework; this includes
textual analysis, semantic disambiguation, query processing, and
answer generation. All of the members of the group are expected to
combine strong programming skills with an understanding of the issues
in natural language processing.

We currently have two openings for Natural Language Engineers at the
junior level. Both positions require:
- Strong Java or C++ programming skills
- a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
- some experience with linguistics or natural language processing


Position 1: Natural Language analysis of financial texts

The engineer will be responsible for ongoing integration and testing
of the natural language module with the financial prediction module.
The position involves experimenting with different ways the
information in the natural language module can be used in financial
prediction. We expect that the engineer will play an important role
in requirements analysis for the ongoing development of the natural
language system. The person who fills this position will be creative
and an excellent problem solver.

Desirable expertise for Position 1:
- genetic algorithms
- natural language disambiguation
- financial analysis
- time series analysis


Position 2: Query processing

The engineer will be responsible for designing and building a natural
language query processing front-end for the Webmind system. This will
mean making use of the natural language analysis module, in
combination with the reasoning module and Webminds understanding of
both the current user and the current context, to find the information
relevant to a query. The engineer will play an important role in
allowing users to make direct use of Webminds natural language
capabilities. The person who fills this position should have an
understanding of the impact of context on linguistic interpretation.

Desirable expertise for Position 2:
- information retrieval
- natural language parsing
- natural language semantics and reference resolution


We are specifically looking for people already based in the New York
area; however applications from strong candidates outside of the area
will be considered.

If you are interested please e-mail Dr. Karin Verspoor,
karinintelligenesis.net. Your e-mail should include:

1) a current resume
2) salary expectations
3) availability
4) an indication of which position(s) you are applying for

Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will be augmented
with stock options.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Karin Vers poor
Director of Natural Language
Intelligenesis Corporation
50 Broadway, Suite 1205
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 324 2001
fax: (212) 324 3001
email: karinintelligenesis.net
URL: http://www.intelligenesis.net

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