LINGUIST List 11.1593

Fri Jul 21 2000

Jobs: Computational Ling: Soliloquy Inc, New York USA

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  1. Sophie Deprez, Computational Linguist: Soliloquy, Inc., New York USA

Message 1: Computational Linguist: Soliloquy, Inc., New York USA

Date: 20 Jul 2000 21:02:16 -0000
From: Sophie Deprez <>
Subject: Computational Linguist: Soliloquy, Inc., New York USA

Rank of Job: N/A
Areas Required: Computational Linguist
Other Desired Areas: Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Engineer
University or Organization: Soliloquy, Inc.
Department: Administration
State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: N/A
Contact: Sophie Deprez

Address for Applications:
255 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor
New York
New York 10010

Soliloquy Seeks Computational Linguist to Build Natural Language
Understanding Products in New York City 

What We Do
Soliloquy, Inc. is a pre-IPO e-commerce infrastructure company in
Manhattan's Silicon Alley. We create software that makes it possible to
interact with web sites by typing or speaking in natural language.
Notebook Expert is Soliloquy's first of many products. It allows
shoppers to browse, configure and purchase laptop computers
online by engaging in simulated dialogues. To learn more about us,
please visit our website at:

Job Description
Soliloquy, Inc. is currently seeking a creative, flexible and
accomplished individual for the position of Computational Linguist. This
person will be a part of our Natural Language team, designing and
implementing the NLP components of our expert dialogue systems.

Basic Requirements
� Advanced degree in Linguistics, Computer Science, Artificial
 Intelligence, or a related field (Ph.D. preferred)
� Experience designing and/or implementing symbolic NLP systems (doing
 syntactic and semantic analysis, lexicon building, word sense
 disambiguation, or related tasks)
� Solid background in linguistics, including lexical semantics,
 syntax, and the syntax-semantics interface
� Familiarity with knowledge engineering; preferably at the interface
 between language and knowledge processing
� Object-oriented programming skills
� Excellent communications skills
� Fluency in the English language

Additional Desirable Skills
� Experience with dialogue modeling
� Experience with natural language generation
� Experience with NL query processing
� Smalltalk programming

If you have many of the qualifications above, consider joining us at
Soliloquy. We are a fast-moving and highly motivated team of
programmers, computational linguists, knowledge engineers, database
experts, writers, user interface developers, e-commerce experts, artists
and philosophers. We are working on challenging NLP technology, earning
valuable stock options, and having a blast in New York City. Join us!

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter and resume and
availability to:

Sophie Deprez
Soliloquy, Inc.
255 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor
New York, NY USA
212/481-0424 x210

To apply please send brief cover letter and resume to; no relocation package
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