LINGUIST List 10.259

Wed Feb 17 1999

Jobs: Computational Linguistics

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  1. Bjorn Aldag, Computational Linguist opening at Cycorp

Message 1: Computational Linguist opening at Cycorp

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 15:28:06 -0600 (CST)
From: Bjorn Aldag <aldagcyc.com>
Subject: Computational Linguist opening at Cycorp

Cycorp, a leader in development of software with common sense, has
opportunities for several individuals to join our NLP effort.

These positions involve working with the Cyc(TM) technology -- an
immense, broad, multi-contextual knowledge base which our group has
developed over the last fourteen years. The Cyc(TM) knowledge base,
spanning fundamental human knowledge, enables a multitude of
knowledge-intensive products and services which will revolutionize the
way in which people use and interact with computers: semantic
information retrieval, consistency-checking of structured information,
deductive integration of heterogeneous data bases, natural language
interfaces able to cope with realistic levels of
ambiguity/terseness/contextualization, and many more.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to contribute to our
natural language interface for Cyc. We are particularly interested in
candidates with one or more of the following kinds of experience and
abilities:

o Experience with formal constraint-based grammar development
o Knowledge of discourse structure, pragmatics, and dialog modeling
o Familiarity with knowledge representation, predicate calculus,
 and other AI tools and techniques

Successful applicants will be instrumental in designing and
implementing an interactive dialog system and other interface tools
for information retrieval, database integration, knowledge entry, and
ontological integration. They will work with Cycorp's diverse team of
linguists, programmers, and ontological engineers to improve our
existing natural language capabilities and create prototypes of
commercial products incorporating NLP and Cyc's common sense knowledge
and reasoning.

For further information about our company and our technology, please
visit our Website at: www.cyc.com

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and a cover
letter to:

 Kathleen Black
 Cycorp Inc.
 3721 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
 Austin TX 78731

or to:

 katcyc.com

Please refer to "NL Interface Team" in your cover letter.
Cycorp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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