LINGUIST List 12.1243

Sat May 5 2001

Jobs: Computational Ling at Wordstream, Boston MA USA

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  1. Joanne Samuelson, Computational Linguist for Wordstream in Metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguist for Wordstream in Metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 09:40:12 -0400
From: Joanne Samuelson <>
Subject: Computational Linguist for Wordstream in Metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Team Leader, Computational Linguist

Opportunity to join an exciting young company with a creative approach
to human language translation. WordStream isn't trying to be another
machine translation company but rather redefines the problem and is
solving it with a unique technology based on an Interlingua.
Competitive salary and benefits. Metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts,
US location.

Job Description:

Experienced computational linguist to lead development and design of
commercial interlingua MT system. Will manage a team of linguists to
determine and define a conceptual framework for the development of a
lexical database and grammar system. Contributor will need to work
closely with software development team to ensure coordination of
linguistic and technical requirements. Technical experience or
strength a plus.

The contributor will have commercial experience and an understanding
and interest in the commercial applications of linguistic science.
Also should have successfully managed to deadlines and business
Contributor will:
- Lead team of linguists, planning short and long term goals for
grammar development and coordinating work with programmers
- Provide expertise and design of grammar for an interlingua aided
machine translation system
- Provide expertise of methods for testing the grammar rules to ensure
adequate coverage and quality
- Provide expertise for the design of lexical tools, testing methods,
automatic acquisition of lexicon, design of interlingua

� Advance degree in computational linguistics or related area
� Experience in the management of projects and people
� Excellent communications skills and strong management skills
� Ability to work under pressure
� Knowledge of a second language

A plus:
� Experience with Romance languages
� Excellent communications skills

Instead of phone calls please send resume and cover letter to or
Joanne Samuelson
WordStream Inc.
48 Grove St. #201
Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144

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