LINGUIST List 10.817

Tue May 25 1999

Jobs: Computational Linguist, University Of Arizona

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  1. pvanmeurs, Tegic Communications Computational linguist
  2. jennieb, position announcement

Message 1: Tegic Communications Computational linguist

Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 18:46:44 -0700
From: pvanmeurs <>
Subject: Tegic Communications Computational linguist

Tegic Communications ( is looking for a
computational linguist.


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.


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


 Familiarity with a large number of languages (preferably Eastern
 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

Company Background:

Tegic Communications (http:/ 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

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

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
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Message 2: position announcement

Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 09:23:19 -0700
From: jennieb <>
Subject: position announcement

 May 19, 1999

The Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona, anticipates an
opening for an Adjunct Lecturer with a Ph.D. in Linguistics to teach 2
- 4 courses in the 1999-2000 academic year. The stipend is $5,500 per
course. The courses may include a 2-semester graduate level sequence
in phonological theory, the undergraduate introduction to linguistics
course, and one other course to be determined in consultation with the
Department Head. Benefits eligibility will be determined by the
number of classes.

Applications, consisting of a letter of interest, a current curriculum
vitae, letters of reference from two individuals, and evidence of
teaching excellence should be addressed to:

 Search Committee
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Arizona
 Douglass 200 E
 Tucson AZ 85721

Review of applications will begin June 7 and continue until the
position is filled. A Ph.D. is required before appointment.

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