LINGUIST List 11.1847

Fri Sep 1 2000

Jobs: Modified11.1823,Eng/German/Portuguese Linguist

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  1. Jana Johnson, Modified(Issue#11.1823), English/German/Portuguese Linguist, L&H

Message 1: Modified(Issue#11.1823), English/German/Portuguese Linguist, L&H

Date: 1 Sep 2000 04:40:05 -0000
From: Jana Johnson <>
Subject: Modified(Issue#11.1823), English/German/Portuguese Linguist, L&H

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 
*Maintains (bug fixes) linguistic components of current products.
*Develops quality linguistic software components that are reliable,
 efficient, and thoroughly documented according to current specification
*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 meetings.
*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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