LINGUIST List 10.948

Fri Jun 18 1999

Jobs: German Computational Ling, Computational Ling

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  1. Brona Collins, German Computational Ling at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)
  2. David Parkinson, Computational Linguist positions at Microsoft

Message 1: German Computational Ling at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:44:44 +0200
From: Brona Collins <Brona.Collinslhs.be>
Subject: German Computational Ling at Lernout & Hauspie (Belgium)

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is a global leader in advanced
speech and language solutions for computers, cars, telecommunications,
embedded products, consumer goods and the internet. The company makes
the speech user interface (SUI), the keystone of simple, convenient
interaction between humans and technology, and uses advanced
translation technology to break down cultural barriers. The L&H team
is 1700 people in 25 countries. The headquarters are located in Ieper,
Belgium.

For the development of German language and speech technology, Lernout
& Hauspie is currently looking for a

 Language Specialist German
 for the Corporate R&D Division
 located in Ieper (Belgium)

Function:
This person will work on the development of systems in the field of 
natural language processing, speech recognition and speech synthesis.
He/she will work in a language development group and report to the group or
project manager.

Profile:
* university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent
* (near-)native German
* interest in other languages and their linguistic aspects
* good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:
 - speech processing, esp. text-to-speech synthesis
 - phonetics
 - computer linguistics
 - natural language processing (NLP)
 - spoken dialog systems
 - computer technology
 - programming
 - other languages than the target language
* ability to work in a team and independently
* perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness
* good social and communicative abilities
* willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time

If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to
fulfil the required profile, we have to meet each other. Please send
your hardcopy application and detailed resume to:

 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department
 Attn. Mrs. Ann De Somere
 Flanders Language Valley 50
 B-8900 Ieper
 BELGIUM

To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our
homepage http://www.lhs.com . You may also want to send an e-mail
to <job-announcelhs.be>
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Message 2: Computational Linguist positions at Microsoft

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 08:36:14 -0400
From: David Parkinson <davparkmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguist positions at Microsoft




Enabling computers to understand natural language is a difficult and
fascinating task. Microsoft has amassed some of the top linguists in
the world, and the company is creating high quality linguistic
features such as grammar checkers, search engines, and eventually
machine translation.

The Natural Language Group (NLG) is the central organization for
developing and shipping advanced linguistic technology in Microsoft
products. This strategic and growing group is critical for making
software easier for customers to use, and is central to the
company's future. Our features ship in all of Microsoft's key
applications and systems products, including Office, Windows, and
several consumer applications.


COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST (LOGICAL FORM)

Responsibilities include working with the existing MS English team
within the Natural Language Group. These responsibilities can be
broadly described as maintaining and improving semantic
representations for use in information retrieval and database query
applications for English, in accordance with the overall architecture
of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system. There are
various stages of this system, ranging from syntactic through deeply
semantic. For this position, we are looking for candidates with fairly
diverse linguistic interests, including syntax and semantics. The
grammarian's qualifications should include experience in linguistic
research and software development; familiarity with natural language
processing; a flexible approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced
degree in linguistics, computer science, or a closely related
discipline. Native proficiency in English is assumed. Practical
experience with, and interest in, NLP implementation issues and
product development are other highly desirable attributes. Microsoft
is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.


COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST (LEXICOGRAPHER)

Responsibilities include working with the existing MS English team
within the Natural Language Group, and will consist primarily of
maintaining and extending the lexical representations used in
syntactic parsing, grammar checking, semantic analysis, information
search and retrieval, and database query applications. For this
position, we are looking for candidates with fairly diverse linguistic
interests, including syntax and semantics, with an emphasis on lexical
semantics. The grammarian's qualifications should include experience
in linguistic research and software development; familiarity with
natural language processing; a flexible approach to linguistic theory;
and an advanced degree in linguistics, computer science, or a closely
related discipline. Native proficiency in English is assumed.
Practical experience with, and interest in, NLP implementation issues
and product development are other highly desirable
attributes. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports
workforce diversity.


COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST (SEARCH)

The Search linguist is responsible for the application of statistical
and NLP techniques to improve results of information retrieval, and
will identify problems to address in order to move toward information
analysis. Qualifications should include experience (industry or
research) in information retrieval or linguistics, and software
development; familiarity with natural language processing; and an
advanced degree in linguistics, computer science, or a closely related
discipline. Practical experience with, and interest in, data analysis,
statistical tools, IR techniques, NLP implementation issues, and
product development are highly desirable attributes. Microsoft is an
equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

Please send your CV in ASCII text or as a Word attachment to
nljobsmicrosoft.com <mailto:nljobsmicrosoft.com> .
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