LINGUIST List 12.1279

Wed May 9 2001

Jobs: Modified: Comp Ling at Wordstream, MA USA

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  1. Joanne Samuelson, Modified Re: 12.1243: Computational Linguist for Wordstream in Metropolitan Boston, MA

Message 1: Modified Re: 12.1243: Computational Linguist for Wordstream in Metropolitan Boston, MA

Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 12:54:31 -0400
From: Joanne Samuelson <>
Subject: Modified Re: 12.1243: Computational Linguist for Wordstream in Metropolitan Boston, MA

This posting has been modified from the original to include additional
desired qualifications of the applicant.

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 has redefined 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 pressures.
Contributor will:
- Lead team of linguists: planning of short and long term goals for
grammar development, coordinate 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:
� Knowledge of any romance languages
� Programming skills (Perl, Java)
� Familiarity w/ linguistic resources (corpora, computational grammars,
� Experience in grammar and lexicon development

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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