LINGUIST List 11.339

Wed Feb 16 2000

Jobs: Information Retrieval/Summer Employment/IBM

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  1. SHALOM LAPPIN, Summer student positons at IBM Research, Hawthorne, NY

Message 1: Summer student positons at IBM Research, Hawthorne, NY

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 20:09:33 +0000 (GMT)
From: SHALOM LAPPIN <shalom.lappinkcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Summer student positons at IBM Research, Hawthorne, NY

Question Answering is a relatively new subfield of Information Retrieval
aimed at returning to the user either explicit answers, or at least
passages containing them, in response to fact-seeking questions. This is
in distinction from traditional IR which simply returns lists of document
ids. To do well at QA, the system must perform, at a minimum, shallow NLP
and employ some world knowledge. We are looking for a summer student to
assist us in the task of integrating an ontology with our QA system and
expanding the ontology for specific domains. The applicant should have a
background in computational linguistics, cognitive science, knowledge
representation or related field, and have good programming skills; advanced
graduate students are preferred. Please send resumes to
 Dr. John M. Prager
 IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
 P.O. Box 704, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA
or
 jpragerus.ibm.com
To find out more about summer jobs in general at IBM Research, go to
http://www.research.ibm.com/summerjobs/.





Dr. John M. Prager
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 704, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
jpragerus.ibm.com, tel (914) 784 6809, fax (914) 784 6307

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