LINGUIST List 11.829

Tue Apr 11 2000

Jobs: Linguistic Programmer, Getty Images Washington

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  1. Anna Bjarnestam, Linguistic Programmer at Getty Images, Washington USA

Message 1: Linguistic Programmer at Getty Images, Washington USA

Date: 10 Apr 2000 23:57:23 -0000
From: Anna Bjarnestam <>
Subject: Linguistic Programmer at Getty Images, Washington USA

Rank of Job: Full Time Permanent
Areas Required: Linguistic Programmer
Other Desired Areas: Technology
University or Organization: Getty Images
Department: Getty Technology Group
State or Province: Washington
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 05/30/2000
Contact: Anna Bjarnestam

Address for Applications:
Getty Images, 701, N 34th Street, Suite 400
WA 98103

Job - Linguistic Programmer

Responsibilities - Getty Images have vast sources of text attached to
imagery that need to be indexed automatically in some manner for
searching and retrieval purposes. Primary responsibilities involve
development of a semantic or syntactic tagger for natural language
English. The tagger should be based on a controlled vocabulary developed
and currently in use at Getty Images. The most important aspect of the
work is the programming of these NLP tools, rather than finding
linguistic solutions for functionality designs etc. Other job tasks
involve metadata integration projects, various smaller NLP tool
developments and machine-readable vocabulary development. This work is
mainly for the creative professional (gettyone) and the editorial Getty
Images channels (gettysource), see

Qualifications - 
- Strong programming skills (knowledge of C++, Perl or other)
- Some knowledge of grammatical theories is preferred
- Some understanding of NL parsing theory (which may include statistical
 and/or corpus-based parsing methods, tagger development) 
- Experience in computational lexicography or computational linguistics
 and online dictionary development andawareness of current NLP technology
 and available vocabularies
- A degree in linguistics or computer science or a closely related
 discipline is preferred. 
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