LINGUIST List 11.1579

Wed Jul 19 2000

Jobs: NLP Applied Research Scientist, Kanisa,Inc.

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  1. Max Copperman, NLP/Comp Ling: Applied Research Scientist at Kanisa,Inc., California

Message 1: NLP/Comp Ling: Applied Research Scientist at Kanisa,Inc., California

Date: 18 Jul 2000 19:18:05 -0000
From: Max Copperman <>
Subject: NLP/Comp Ling: Applied Research Scientist at Kanisa,Inc., California

Rank of Job: Applied Research Scientist
Areas Required: NLP/Computational Linguistics
Other Desired Areas: machine learning, data mining
University or Organization: Kanisa, Inc.
Department: Advanced Tachnology Group
State or Province: California
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: n/a
Contact: Max Copperman

Address for Applications:
10351 Bubb Road
CA 95014

Staff Scientist Position Available at Kanisa Inc. (Silicon Valley)

Kanisa Inc. (, a well-funded pre-IPO startup offering
a platform for customer service on the Web, is seeking an Applied 
Research Scientist to join our Advanced Technology Group in Cupertino, 

The Kanisa Advanced Technology Group defines and executes projects in
the realm of dialog-style interaction to reduce cool ideas and
marketing notions to mere engineering problems, and then guides chosen
solutions through the engineering process into our product offering.
It's a multidisciplinary applied research group that identifies
technological approaches to desired product and system enhancements,
prototypes the approaches, and guides chosen solutions through the
engineering design and implementation process.

Our projects typically include a mix of domain and problem analysis,
concept generation, defining and building software prototypes, the 
evaluation of generated solutions, the design of production-quality 
software implementing chosen solutions, and involvement to varying 
degrees in the implementation of such software.

The group as a whole deals with the domains of Human/Computer
Interaction, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Data
Mining and Visualization. Kanisa has interesting NLP problems in
document classification, corpus analysis, domain representation, and
information extraction. We recognize that some NLP tasks are within
computers' current capabilities while others require human knowledge
or judgement. We build tools that elicit needed knowledge and
judgement from people at appropriate points in the knowledge
engineering process and combine it with knowledge derived from the

Personal Qualifications

Background:	MA/MSc/PhD or equivalent in Natural Language Processing,
		Computational Linguistics or Computer Science;
		several years experience in NLP;
		strong in some of: information extraction, NLP for information 
		retrieval, shallow parsing, text classification, 
		statistical NLP.

About Kanisa, Inc.

Want to change how people use the web? Kanisa's products employ a
combination of cutting-edge techniques to provide a dynamic,
multiple-step, dialog-style interaction with end users. Rather than
searching endlessly through masses of content, users on a
Kanisa-empowered site engage in an intelligent dialog to drill down to
just the information that meets their e-support or e-sales needs.
Kanisa's applications allow a company to create a satisfying customer
experience and get the right solutions to the customer. With this
model, the company Web site can legitimately become the first point of
service for customers. Kanisa works with the largest and most
advanced e-Businesses in the world, from top financial service firms
to hot .coms to leading high-technology manufacturers.

Kanisa offers pre-IPO stock options, and outstanding salary, benefits,
and work environment. Please send your resume along with req# 20-524 to:

Kanisa Inc.
10351 Bubb Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Fax: 408-863-5777	
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