LINGUIST List 11.1815

Mon Aug 28 2000

Jobs: Computational Linguist: Sporgit Technologies

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  1. Kurt Godden, Computational Linguist: Sporgit Technologies, Michigan USA

Message 1: Computational Linguist: Sporgit Technologies, Michigan USA

Date: 28 Aug 2000 14:37:50 -0000
From: Kurt Godden <>
Subject: Computational Linguist: Sporgit Technologies, Michigan USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Computational Linguist
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Sporgit Technologies
Department: R&D
State or Province: Michigan
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 9/30/00
Contact: Kurt Godden

Address for Applications:
611 1/2 East William 
Ann Arbor
MI 48104

Sporgit Technologies, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan is developing speech
recognition applications for mobile professionals. We have an immediate
opening for a computational linguist. Duties include (but are not
limited to):

� design and development of grammars to interpret recognition results;
� developing domain-specific lexicons;
� working with the programming team to optimize recognition results
� developing and implementing QA procedures that pertain to fielded NLP
� documenting grammars and developing user training materials;
� performing original research in human-machine dialog

The ideal candidate will possess all of the following (and a good
candidate a significant subset):

� an advanced degree in computational linguistics, or related field
� programming experience, preferably in Java
� experience in the development of NLP products or systems
� understanding of statistical NLP techniques and corpus analysis
� an excellent understanding of context-free grammars
� an excellent knowledge of phonetics
� an interest in working in an uncertain, ever-changing environment
� a desire to change the world and the work ethic to do so

If you want to learn more about the company and its vision, visit . The Sporgit R&D Lab is currently located on the
edge of the University of Michigan campus, in the heart of arguably the
most exciting city in the Midwest. The successful candidate will join a
select group of high-performance individuals who are defining the most
advanced speech/NLP product in the industry. If you have the skills we
need, and if you share our belief that speech systems are the next Big
Thing that will change the world, then we want to talk to you.

Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to:

Kurt Godden, Ph.D.
Director of Linguistics
Sporgit Technologies
611 � East William
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
phone: 734-623-7954, ext. 216
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