LINGUIST List 11.383

Wed Feb 23 2000

Jobs: Typology/Historical Ling, Computational Ling

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  1. Irene Wolke, Typology/Historical Ling: Research Position at U of Konstanz, Germany
  2. Albert Llorens, Comp Linguists in TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY at SAIL LABS, Barcelona

Message 1: Typology/Historical Ling: Research Position at U of Konstanz, Germany

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 14:02:31 +0100
From: Irene Wolke <Irene.Wolkeuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Typology/Historical Ling: Research Position at U of Konstanz, Germany

There is a three-year half-time research position available in the
Linguistics Dept at the Universitaet Konstanz (Germany), beginning 1 March
2000 or asap thereafter.

The successful candidate will be expected to work half of her/his time on
her/his PhD (to be submitted at Konstanz or her/his home university) and
the other half on a research project on the typology and change of form
classes (lexical vs. grammatical), funded by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft within the Sonderforschungsbereich 471.

A solid background in linguistic theory and historical linguistics and some
genetic or areal specialisation are desirable.

Payment according to the BAT IIa/2 scale (around DM 2,500 p.m. before taxes).

Further particulars from Frans Plank at the addresses below. Send
applications and summary of MA thesis or the like by the end of February.


Frans Plank
Sprachwissenschaft
Universitaet Konstanz
D-78457 Konstanz
Germany
E-mail: frans.plankuni-konstanz.de
Tel: +49-(0)7531-88 2656, home +49-(0)7531-57450
Fax: +49-(0)7531-88 4190
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Message 2: Comp Linguists in TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY at SAIL LABS, Barcelona

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 15:30:37 +0100
From: Albert Llorens <Albert_Llorenssail-labs.es>
Subject: Comp Linguists in TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY at SAIL LABS, Barcelona



Openings in TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY at SAIL LABS Barcelona

Sail Labs is one of the world's leading R&D companies in the field of "Natural
Language Understanding". With the slogan "Innovation in Understanding", the
company is focusing on three core development areas:

* Language technology
* Translation technology
* Content technology

In the Munich head office and in its branches in Berlin, Barcelona, Antwerp and
Vienna, 160 developers are working on solutions, products and components 
related to the understanding of natural languages.

For the further expansion of our highly motivated team in Barcelona we are
looking for qualified professionals for the area of translation technologies.

Candidate tasks and profiles:


************************************
PROJECT LEADERS (ref. PL)
************************************

Your tasks:
* Manage and coordinate development projects in the area of natural language
 processing technology and systems.

Your profile:
* An advanced degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Computational
 Linguistics, etc.).
* A minimum of four years experience in systems design and development, from
 design to product delivery.
* Previous experience as a project leader.
* Good knowledge of and experience in natural language processing applications.
* Native or near-native proficiency in at least two of the following languages:
 English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Fluency in English.
* Experience in object oriented programming will be a plus.


************************************************************
SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTS (ref. SCL)
************************************************************

Your tasks:
* Design, development and maintenance of formal grammars for our several new or
 existing translation engines.
* Design and development of the linguistic components of our new generation of
 translation systems.

Your profile:
* University degree in philosophy, linguistics, computational linguistics or
 equivalent, with a strong background in natural language processing.
* Experience in one or more of the following knowledge areas: disambiguation,
 statistical NLP, semantic networks, example-based and pattern-based machine
 translation, discourse representation, lexical knowledge representation.
* Programming experience.
* Experience in machine translation and/or developing formal grammars for
 natural language processing applications.
* Native or near-native proficiency in at least two of the following languages:
 English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese.
* Effective communication skills in written and spoken English.


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LINGUISTS FOR LEXICON AND GRAMMAR DEVELOPMENT (ref. LEX/GR)
*******************************************************************************

Your tasks:
* Development and maintenance of grammars and lexicons for our new and existing
 translation engines.

Your profile:
* University degree in philology, linguistics, languages, computational
 linguistics or equivalent
* Native or near-native proficiency in at least two of the following languages:
 English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese.
* Effective communication skills in written and spoken English.
* Programming experience will be a plus.
* Experience in machine translation and/or developing lexicons and grammars for
 natural language processing applications will be a plus.



Working language: English

Starting date: As soon as possible

Office location: Center of Barcelona (in the charming 19th century district
 Eixample, within walking distance from the old part of 
 the city and from the famous 'Las Ramblas')

You will join a young, international, and highly motivated team. SAIL LABS
combines research and development of market-ready products. This will thus 
offer a great opportunity to those people who want to apply their acquired 
knowledge and skills in real-world conditions.

More information about SAIL LABS can be found at the web page
 http://www.sail-labs.com 

If you are interested, send CV and cover letter in English either by surface
mail to:

 SAIL LABS
 Roger de Lluria, 50 1-B
 E-08009 BARCELONA
 Spain

 Fax: +34 - 93 - 487 76 19

or by email to

 jobs-bcnsail-labs.es

indicating on the envelope or in the subject of the email the job reference.
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