LINGUIST List 11.1823

Wed Aug 30 2000

Jobs: Syntax/Morphology, Lernout & Hauspie California

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  1. Jana Johnson, Syntax/Morphology: Linguist II at Lernout & Hauspie, California USA

Message 1: Syntax/Morphology: Linguist II at Lernout & Hauspie, California USA

Date: 28 Aug 2000 21:53:14 -0000
From: Jana Johnson <>
Subject: Syntax/Morphology: Linguist II at Lernout & Hauspie, California USA

Rank of Job: Linguist II
Areas Required: Syntax, morphology
Other Desired Areas: Knowlege of French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
University or Organization: Lernout & Hauspie
Department: Human Resources
State or Province: California
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 9/30/00
Contact: Jana Johnson

Address for Applications:
4375 Jutland Drive, suite 110
San Diego
CA 92117

Linguists (English, German, Portuguese)

Experienced project member. Has demonstrated the ability to complete
assignments on time and with high quality. Understands and supports
the product development process. Knowledgeable on the interaction of
linguistic data with software products. Usually works as a member of
a project team with supervision, but should be capable of performing
tasks of limited scope and complexity as an individual.


Responsibilities include:

Design, develop, and maintain linguistic rule system and lexicon for
L&H's Barcelona MT technology. Creates, maintains, updates, and
reviews linguistic software databases and algorithms for the company's
products. Works closely with linguistic and engineering staff on the
development of individual products. Works with project leaders and
quality assurance staff on the preparation of functional and
performance test plans for the lexicographic and functional components
of products. Works on the preparation of linguistic test materials
and analysis of test results. Keeps abreast of the state of the art
of computational linguistics and language aid software. Performs
research into linguistic and stylistic issues relevant to products.
Participates in design reviews. Organizes and clearly presents
linguistic software ideas. Enhances existing linguistic software
components to agreed upon specifications. Maintains (bug fixes)
linguistic components of current products. Develops quality
linguistic software components that are reliable, efficient, and
thoroughly documented according to current specification templates.
Writes limited functional specifications. Adheres to company's
software development process standards.

Position Scope


Usually works as part of a project team.
Should be participating in cross-team linguistic and technical
discussions and reviews.
May be involved in cross-organizational meetings in routine matters.

Planning Participation

Estimates own tasks with confidence. May still need guidance depending
on project complexity.
Establishes and meets agreed upon deadlines.
Attends and participates in regularly scheduled project status
Understands what risk analysis entails and is able to identify
development risks.
Should be able to anticipate problems and alert supervisor.

Technical Abilities and Problem Complexity

Solves problems of moderate scope and complexity.
Understands relevant linguistic tools for data manipulation,
inflection, and rule writing and relevant concepts of integrating
linguistic data into software products. May provide technical
direction to associates.

Required Knowledge and Experience


Ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts of linguistics or
computational linguistics.
Proficiency in at least one data manipulation language and basic
understanding of at least one programming language (C, C++, Perl).
Has developed some specialized theoretical and practical skills.
Must have nativelike fluency in either German or (Brazilian)
Portuguese and English. Other desired languages would
include French, Italian, and Spanish.


Minimum of BA in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics with 1-2
years of experience, or MA in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
or equivalent. 
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