LINGUIST List 10.39

Sun Jan 10 1999

Jobs: Arabic Instructor, Computational Ling

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  1. Larry Costa, Arabic Lang Instructor in Limerick, Maine
  2. David V. Waller, Computational Ling; Speech Recognition in Boulder, CO

Message 1: Arabic Lang Instructor in Limerick, Maine

Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 04:53:49 -0500
From: Larry Costa <>
Subject: Arabic Lang Instructor in Limerick, Maine

Worldwide Language Resources, Inc.
42 Chute Street
Reading, MA 01867
Phone: 781-942-9801
Fax: 781-944-1971

Dear Sir/Madam,

Worldwide Language Resources is seeking a Arabic language instructor
for three week program of study in January at our training facility in
Limerick, Maine. The course of instruction involves the teaching
Modern Standard Arabic to two begining students approximately 44 hours
per week. Lodging and meals are provided.

If you are interested in working with us please, forward your resume
to the above e-mail/fax.

For more information on Worldwide, please see our websit at


Lawrence P. Costa Esq.
President, WLR Inc.
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Message 2: Computational Ling; Speech Recognition in Boulder, CO

Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 09:24:39 -0600
From: David V. Waller <>
Subject: Computational Ling; Speech Recognition in Boulder, CO

I am pleased to announce an employment opportunity outside of academia
that persons such as yourself might be interested in passing along to
an interested colleague or graduate student.

I am David Waller, a consultant for OmniSource, Inc. (The Source for
All Your IT Staffing Needs!).

I am seeking qualified persons for one or two positions that require
expertise in linguistics and speech recognition technology. The
positions ideally will be filled by persons interested in the
development of speech-to-text software for medical dictation in which
medical findings are recognized, parsed, gisted, classified, and filed
in a computerized patient record database.

The ideal candidate is a native English speaker who holds relevant
credentials in linguistics and computer programming. The salary range
is from $60,000-$100,000. The position(s) will be located in the
Boulder, CO area.

The basic skills for both positions require facility with:
 C and C++
 Perl and shell scripting
 programming in Unix and Win32 environments

One position will emphasize speech recognition technologies (including
audio signal processing, HMM's, n-gram language models, confidence

The other position will emphasize natural language understanding
technologies (computational linguistics, grammar building, gisting,
grammar induction, expert system methods).

Knowledge and experience with one or more of the following is also
 hidden markov models (training and use in recognition)
 n-gram language models
 content free grammars and syntactic or semantic parcing
 probabilistic grammars and parsing
 grammar induction
 feature unification
 decision trees and/or neural nets including regularization and cross
 validation techniques
 various other AI or computational linguistic skills
 HCI degin skills

I thank you for your time and consideration. If you wish to contact me
directly please feel free to do so at any of the numbers or addresses
below.. Please distribute this message as you see fit.


David Waller
OmniSource, Inc.

David Waller
OmniSource, Inc.

P.O. Box 293914
Lewisville, TX 75029
972.966.0617 (voice)
972.874.1541 (fax)
972.333.8098 (mobile)

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