LINGUIST List 10.357

Sun Mar 7 1999

Jobs: Computational Ling, Discourse/Socioling

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  1. pvanmeurs, Computational Ling; Tegic Communications
  2. Helmut Gruber, Discourse/Socioling, Univ of Vienna

Message 1: Computational Ling; Tegic Communications

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 16:10:45 -0800
From: pvanmeurs <pvanmeurstegic.com>
Subject: Computational Ling; Tegic Communications


Tegic Communications (http://www.tegic.com) is looking for a computational
linguist.

Description:

	The computational linguist will be responsible for research
and development to support Tegic's text input system in a variety of
languages If you are interested in working in the fast paced, exciting
area of research and development of commercial software at the
"cutting edge" of technology, then this is a job which will provide
you with such opportunities. Tegic offers many additional benefits,
including health insurance, dental, 401K plan, and (privately held)
stock options. The company is located in Seattle, Washington.

Required:

 Degree in computational linguistics with emphasis on lexicography
 and morphological analyzers
 Experience with research in computational linguistics
 Experience with development of commercial software products
 Strong programming skills

Desired:

 Familiarity with a large number of languages (preferably Eastern
 European/Semitic/Asian)
 Familiarity with the analysis of large corpora
 5+ years of experience in the field of computational linguistics
 Active participation in the community of computational linguistics
 Familiarity with C/C++, Perl, Windows NT operating system, compression
 algorithms helpful

Background:

	Tegic Communications (http:/www.tegic.com) is a fast growing
company which offers very competitive salaries.

	Tegic Communications, has developed software which allows
users to enter text on wireless devices such as wireless phones or
pagers in a fast and efficient manner. We have been very successful
in securing licenses with most of the major cell phone manufacturers
and many of the smaller companies.

	Unlike the "multi-tap' method in which the user has to tap the
"2-ABC"-key three times to get a "c" for instance, the user can just
hit the "2-ABC" key once. The software will determine which word the
user is likely to be typing. In order for this to work in a variety of
languages we require an understanding of how people actually use the
language.

	For this we have developed an extensive suite of tools to
analyze large amounts of text corpora. The contributions a
computational linguist could make here are numerous. We are dealing
with issues of corpus selection, corpus classification, performance
analysis, morphological analysis and generation, word compounding,
syntactical analysis, text segmentation and many more. We are offering
an opportunity for the computational linguist to do research in many
areas. We are looking for someone who has research experience as well
as the ability to identify areas of improvement for our products and
deliver a solution, all in a timely manner.

	We have developed our technology for a dozen languages as well
as Chinese (stroke and phonetic based) and Japanese. Each language has
its own challenges and we are expanding quickly into many additional
languages.

	We are also looking into expanding into new technologies to
broaden our product base. This will require identification of and
research into many new opportunities, research for which we need the
contributions of a skilled computational linguist.

	If you have any additional questions please contact me via
e-mail.

Pim van Meurs
Manager Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Research and Development Group
Tegic Communications
2001 Western Ave Suite 210
Seattle WA 98121
(206) 343-7001	Phone
(206) 343-7004	Fax
pvanmeurstegic.com
http://www.tegic.com

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Message 2: Discourse/Socioling, Univ of Vienna

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 14:24:44 MET-1MEST
From: Helmut Gruber <helmutling.univie.ac.at>
Subject: Discourse/Socioling, Univ of Vienna

Stellenausschreibung am Institut fr Sprachwissenschaft in Wien:

Am Institut fr Sprachwissenschaft der Geisteswissenschaftlichen
Fakultt der Universitt Wien ist fr die Zeit vom Wintersemester 1999
bis zum Sommersemester 2002 (1.10.1999 bis 30.6.2002) die Stelle
eines/r Gastprofessors/in fr Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft als Ersatz
fr Prof. Wodak zu besetzen.

BewerberInnen sollten wenigstens zwei der folgenden vier Gebiete in
Forschung und Lehre abdecken: (Kritische Diskursanalyse),
sprachbezogene gender studies, Soziolinguistik und
Organisationskommunikation. Die Ausrichtung ist stark
interdisziplinr.

BewerberInnen mssen Deutsch knnen, 8 Stunden Lehre bernehmen und
sich auch an der Verwaltung des Instituts beteiligen, Erfahrungen in
Lehre und Betreuung von DissertantInnen und DiplomandInnen haben.

Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen sind eine der Verwendung entsprechende
abgeschlossene inlndische oder gleichwertige auslndische
Hochschulbildung, eine an einer sterreichischen Universitt erworbene
oder gleichwertige auslndische Lehrbefugnis (venia docendi) oder eine
der Lehrbefugnis als Universittsdozen/in gleichzuwertende
wissenschaftliche Befhigung fr das Fach, das der zu besetzenden
Stelle entspricht.

Bewerbungen sind mit den blichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf,
Publikationsliste, berblick ber die Lehrveranstaltungs- und
Vortragsttigkeit) bis 7. April 1999 an das Dekanat der
Geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultt der Universitt Wien, Dr. Karl
Lueger- Ring 1, A-1010 Wien, zu richten.

Die Universitt Wien strebt eine Erhhung des Frauenanteils
insbesondere beim wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert deshalb
qualifizierte Frauen ausdrcklich zur Bewerbung auf. Frauen werden bei
gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt aufgenommen.

Dept. of Linguistics
Vienna University
Berggasse 11
A-1090 Vienna
Austria
tel.: +43/1/310 38 86/38
fax: +43/1/315 53 47
http://www.univie.ac.at/linguistics/personal/helmut/
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