LINGUIST List 11.1889

Thu Sep 7 2000

Jobs: Comp Ling Research Staff, IBM New York

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  1. Yael Ravin, Computational Linguist: Research Staff Member at IBM, New York

Message 1: Computational Linguist: Research Staff Member at IBM, New York

Date: 7 Sep 2000 19:40:31 -0000
From: Yael Ravin <>
Subject: Computational Linguist: Research Staff Member at IBM, New York

Rank of Job: Research Staff Member
Areas Required: Computational linguist
Other Desired Areas: Information retrieval
University or Organization: IBM
Department: T. J. Watson Research Center
State or Province: NY
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 09/07/2001
Contact: Yael Ravin

Address for Applications:
POB 704
Yorktown Heights
NY 10598

Question Answering System - Research Staff Member

Our challenge is to develop a system to automatically answer natural
language questions in broad domains, such as industry news. 
A broad-coverage question answering system combines technologies 
from computational linguistics, information retrieval and knowledge 
representation. We are looking for a candidate who is very competent
in one or more of these areas, who can be creative and resourceful 
in order to push the limits of known techniques and advance the 
current state of the art. 

Formal qualifications include:
� Experience in conducting research, evidenced in publications or
 industrial research work
� Strong programming skills for designing and implementing prototypes 
� Ability to transfer prototypes to production is highly desirable 
� Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
� Knowledge of applicable machine learning or AI techniques would be of
� Experience with question answering applications would be a great

Ph.D in Computational Linguistics, Information Retrieval, or related
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