LINGUIST List 11.2804

Sat Dec 23 2000

Jobs: NLP: Intern at Microsoft, WA, USA

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  1. Suzanne Evans, NLP: Intern at Microsoft Research, WA, USA

Message 1: NLP: Intern at Microsoft Research, WA, USA

Date: 21 Dec 2000 22:57:19 -0000
From: Suzanne Evans <>
Subject: NLP: Intern at Microsoft Research, WA, USA

Rank of Job: Intern
Areas Required: Natural Language Processing
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Microsoft
Department: Microsoft Research
State or Province: WA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: March 30, 2001
Contact: Suzanne Evans

Address for Applications:
One Microsoft Way
WA 98052

Internship at Microsoft Research

We are pleased to announce an internship opportunity in the Natural
Language Processing group at Microsoft Research in Redmond,
Washington. Please feel free to forward this mail to anyone who may
be interested.

We are looking for an intern to participate in the design and
implementation of a generation component prototype for German within
the Microsoft Natural Language Processing System. This prototype will
learn mappings from semantic representations (logical form graphs) to
German strings. Qualified applicants must be pursuing a graduate
degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related
discipline. A specialization in machine learning approaches to NLP,
good programming skills (C++), and a basic knowledge of the German
language is also required. Familiarity with natural language
generation is desired.

Microsoft relies on its Research division to lead the way in
identifying and developing the technologies of the new century.
Imagine that your computer--which is also your laptop, notepad, and
scanner--wakes you up in the morning, knows your favorite color, food,
or song, and contacts your best friend via video. Imagine that your
keyboard is obsolete, and that your voice rules all. That your
digital identification stores your preferences, play list, and
finances. That the voice activated system in your car's dashboard
surfs the Web and screens your calls; that your phone accesses local
networks and your medical records. Now imagine that this rich
capability is being created right now. It's called Microsoft .NET:
one platform for all media, all programming -- collaborative, open,
creative, and exciting. 

To meet this challenge, we need outstanding research scientists with
the vision, knowledge, passion, and commitment to be part of our team.
What better way to get an up close and personal look at this future
than by spending the summer working on very challenging projects with
some very bright researchers? Our past interns have greatly impacted
research in key technical areas, published papers based on their
summer work at MSR, established strong ties with our industrial
research staff as well as other interns, been challenged to look at
super tough problems in new ways, and all the while, having fun doing

If you'd like to learn more about the research groups, check out and then visit for more
information on our internship opportunities. To apply, please send
your resume as a Word document or in ASCII text and recommendation
letters to '' We look forward to hearing from
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