LINGUIST List 12.141

Sun Jan 21 2001

Jobs: German Comp Ling at Webmind, USA/Germany/Brazil

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  1. Karin Verspoor, German Comp Ling at Webmind Inc, NY USA (or MA USA/Germany/Brazil)

Message 1: German Comp Ling at Webmind Inc, NY USA (or MA USA/Germany/Brazil)

Date: 19 Jan 2001 19:46:52 -0000
From: Karin Verspoor <>
Subject: German Comp Ling at Webmind Inc, NY USA (or MA USA/Germany/Brazil)

Rank of Job: mid to Senior
Areas Required: German Computational Linguist
Other Desired Areas: Statistical NLP
University or Organization: Webmind, Inc.
Department: Natural Language Engineering group
State or Province: New York (or Frankfurt, Boston, Belo Horizonte)
Country: USA (Germany/Brazil)
Final Date of Application: February 3, 2001
Contact: Karin Verspoor

Address for Applications:
50 Broadway
New York
NY 10004

Webmind, Inc. (formerly Intelligenesis Corporation), a New York based
AI start-up firm, is seeking a German computational linguist for our
Natural Language team. We're engaged in the construction of Webmind,
a unique and comprehensive AI architecture that aims to be the world's
first truly intelligent software program; and also in the creation of
several products carrying out commercially useful functions (such as
text categorization, market prediction and search) utilizing Webmind
components. The Natural Language team helps support both of these

For this position, we're looking for a native speaker of German who
can lead the development of German-language versions of our NLP tools.
This requires familiarity with available German-language linguistic
resources (corpora, morphological analysers, grammars/parsers etc.),
programming skills (Java, Perl), and experience with statistical NLP
techniques. Experience with information retrieval and/or grammar and
lexicon development is a plus.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in an AI development
project unlike any other. Longer-term, the person who fills this
position will be asked to work on NLP algorithms which consider the
dynamics of language processing, especially as regards the integration
of and interplay between syntax, semantics, pragmatics, cognition, and

The position will ideally be filled in our New York office; however,
we will consider applicants in Boston, Frankfurt, and Belo Horizonte
(Brazil). We are looking to fill the vacancy immediately.

To submit an application, please send (preferably by email) your
resume, your current location and your preferred working location (if
applicable, please also include an indication of your status for
working in that location), and an indication of your salary
expectations to:
Dr. Karin Verspoor
Director, Natural Language Engineering
Webmind, Inc.
50 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 324 2001
fax: (212) 324 3001
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