LINGUIST List 11.1345

Fri Jun 16 2000

Jobs: General/Comp Linguists (Arabic), SAIL LABS

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  1. Albert Llorens, General/Comp Linguists (Arabic) at SAIL LABS, Barcelona Spain

Message 1: General/Comp Linguists (Arabic) at SAIL LABS, Barcelona Spain

Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 18:45:44 +0100
From: Albert Llorens <Albert_Llorenssail-labs.es>
Subject: General/Comp Linguists (Arabic) at SAIL LABS, Barcelona Spain



Openings in TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY at SAIL LABS Barcelona

Sail Labs is one of the world's leading R&D companies in the field of "Natural
Language Understanding". With the slogan "Innovation in Understanding", the
company is focusing on three core development areas:

* Language technology
* Translation technology
* Content technology

In the Munich head office and in its branches in Berlin, Barcelona,
Antwerp and Vienna, 160 developers are working on solutions, products
and components related to the understanding of natural languages.

For the further expansion of our highly motivated team in Barcelona we are
looking for qualified professionals for the area of translation technologies.

Candidate tasks and profiles:


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SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTS (ref. SCL-AR)
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Your tasks:
* Design, development and maintenance of formal grammars for our new
 Arabic-English translation engine.
* Design and development of the linguistic components of our new generation of
 translation systems.

Your profile:
* University degree in philosophy, linguistics, computational linguistics or
 equivalent, with a strong background in natural language processing applied 
 to the Arabic language.
* Experience in one or more of the following knowledge areas: disambiguation,
 statistical NLP, semantic networks, example-based and pattern-based machine
 translation, discourse representation, lexical knowledge representation.
* Programming experience.
* Experience in machine translation and/or developing formal grammars for
 natural language processing applications.
* Native or near-native proficiency of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
* High grammatical proficiency in Arabic and good grammatical proficiency in
 English
* Effective communication skills in written and spoken English.


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LINGUISTS FOR LEXICON AND GRAMMAR DEVELOPMENT (ref. LEX/GR-AR)
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Your tasks:
* Development and maintenance of grammars and lexicons for our new
 Arabic-English translation engine.

Your profile:
* University degree in philology, linguistics, languages, computational
 linguistics or equivalent. Specialization in Arabic will be a plus.
* Native or near-native proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
* High grammatical proficiency in Arabic and good grammatical proficiency in
 English
* Effective communication skills in written and spoken English.
* Programming experience will be a plus.
* Experience in machine translation and/or developing lexicons and grammars for
 natural language processing applications will be a plus.
* Knowledge of Spanish will be a plus.



Working language: English

Starting date: As soon as possible

Office location: Center of Barcelona (in the charming 19th century district
 Eixample, within walking distance from the old part of the
 city and from the famous 'Las Ramblas')

You will join a young, international, and highly motivated team. SAIL
LABS combines research and development of market-ready products. This
will thus offer a great opportunity to those people who want to apply
their acquired knowledge and skills in real-world conditions.

More information about SAIL LABS can be found at the web page
<< http://www.sail-labs.com >>.

If you are interested, send CV and cover letter in English either by surface
mail to:

 SAIL LABS
 Roger de Lluria, 50 1-B
 E-08009 BARCELONA
 Spain

 Fax: +34 - 93 - 487 76 19

or by email to:

 jobs-bcnsail-labs.es

indicating on the envelope or in the subject of the email the job reference.
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