LINGUIST List 11.1407

Sat Jun 24 2000

Jobs: Lexicography: Amikai, San Francisco, California

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  1. Pria Hidisyan, Lexicography: Amikai, San Francisco, California USA

Message 1: Lexicography: Amikai, San Francisco, California USA

Date: 23 Jun 2000 16:12:00 -0000
From: Pria Hidisyan <>
Subject: Lexicography: Amikai, San Francisco, California USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Lexicography
Other Desired Areas: Linguistics
University or Organization: Amikai
State or Province: San Francisco, California
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: Open
Contact: Pria Hidisyan

Address for Applications:
635 Tennessee Street, Suite 405
San Francisco
CA 94107


Amikai is a San Francisco-based Internet startup company that develops
technology to help create a world where friendships and business
relationships can grow across language barriers.

Amikai is looking for an intelligent, energetic and motivated
Lexicographer to join our small, but rapidly expanding, international
team. We offer an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to get
involved with our young startup at a time when he or she can have a
significant impact on the company. 


As Lexicographer, you would be in charge of assembling and maintaining
the special dictionaries used on our site. Key responsibilities:

� Build and maintain topic-specific dictionaries and proper noun lists
for multiple languages
� Regularly update dictionaries and noun lists to reflect current events
and up-to-date language use
� Use and understand commercial machine translation systems
� Work closely with linguists, translators, developers, and designers to
determine the subject matter and coverage of topic-specific dictionaries


� B.A. or higher in Linguistics, or an allied field
� Knowledgeable about the semantic and syntactic issues involved in
lexicography, especially in the context of foreign-language
� Intermediate or higher language skills in as many of the following
languages as possible: English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. 
Korean, Italian, and Chinese are also plusses
� Strong organizational skills, attention to details, and ability to
work in a self-directed project environment
� Real-world experience with dictionary building, either in corporate or
academic worlds
� Experience with machine translation systems preferred
� Computational skills and interests desirable
� Excellent communication skills required


Amikai is a fun, energetic and ambitiously motivated company located
right in San Francisco&#8217;s growing and vibrant Internet Gulch at the
foot of Potrero Hill. Amikai offers competitive salary, generous
employee stock options, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: and feel free
to distribute this announcement to all interested individuals and any
mailing lists.
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