LINGUIST List 11.1285

Thu Jun 8 2000

Jobs: NLP Software Engineer, Novator Systems Canada

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  1. Brad Belanger, NLP: Software Engineer at Novator Systems, Ontario Canada

Message 1: NLP: Software Engineer at Novator Systems, Ontario Canada

Date: 8 Jun 2000 19:48:18 -0000
From: Brad Belanger <>
Subject: NLP: Software Engineer at Novator Systems, Ontario Canada

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Senior software engineer
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Novator Systems
State or Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Final Date of Application: None
Contact: Brad belanger

Address for Applications:
444 Yonge Street

Position available: Senior Software Engineer in NLP

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Novator is looking for an expert in Natural Language Understanding.We
recently developed software that automatically responds to customer
inquiries over the Web using artificial intelligence and natural
language understanding techniques. Phase 1 of our software is
currently implemented on FTD.COM. Here we automatically respond to
roughly 55% of the comments we receive, with approximately 2.3% false
positives. The next phase of R&D requires a candidate with strong
Natural Language Understanding skills to take part in the NLP

Technical Knowledge & Experience Required:

As a qualified candidate you have: 

* An MSc or Ph.D in Natural Language Understanding,
 computationallinguistics or linguistics
* Sound fundamentals in English syntax and semantics
* Experience in computational lexicography, grammar and corpus analysis
* Knowledge of constraint-based grammatical theories
* Understanding of NL parsing theory
* Experience in applying your knowledge (computational NLP/NLUsystems)
* Strong programming skills in Java or C++

In addition, one or more of the following would be a plus:

* Knowledge of discourse structure, pragmatics, and dialog modeling
* Facility with knowledge representation and other AI tools and
* statisticsbased NLP techniques
* Knowledge of NL interface design and human cognitive considerations
* Experience in natural language generation

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