LINGUIST List 12.2255

Sat Sep 15 2001

Jobs: Comp Ling/Programmer at Kanisa Inc, CA, USA

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  1. jason.stoughton, Computational Ling: Programmer at Kanisa Inc.

Message 1: Computational Ling: Programmer at Kanisa Inc.

Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 14:06:05 +0000
From: jason.stoughton <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Programmer at Kanisa Inc.

University or Organization: Kanisa Inc.
Rank of Job: Programmer
Specialty Areas Required: Computational Ling
Other Desired Specialties: Knowledge Architecture, Artificial Intelligence


Address for Applications:
1387 Francisco St.
San Francisco
CA 94123

Kanisa is a fast growing, 4 year old, privately held, Silicon Valley
based software company. Our products allow Fortune 1000 companies to
achieve what they have only dreamed of in the past - providing highly
interactive, personalized service to their customers, over their web
sites, in a manner consistent with their most highly trained people!
Our product:
* Understands the issues from the customers own words
* Asks the few right questions needed to zero in on the answer
* Chooses the best way to escalate when necessary
What's more, Kanisa's system learns what to ask and where to find the
answers, so it is incredibly fast to implement.

Our solution provides the most effective and scalable web-based
self-service on the market!

We are a high energy company filled with creative, smart, hard working
people that enjoy what they do, and are looking to deliver a product
that will become extremely well known. We are well funded AND have
revenues! Our customers include Cisco, Apple, MySAP, Compaq, Adobe,
Microsoft, and others.

Kanisa pays a competitive salary, benefits, and stock options.


* Responsible for creating the knowledge architecture for customer
implementations of Kanisa's concept-based dialog, personalization, and
retrieval engine.
* responsible for creating multi-faceted conceptual models (knowledge
maps) of collections of content
* Work with customer Subject Matter experts to understand the facets 
the content space and their interrelationships
* Work with kanisa user experience experts to design and develop the
knowledge that drives user interactions, resulting in powerful,
personalized dialogs for users seeking content.


* Previous experience in architecting large custom applications;
particularly knowledge based systems, web based systems, and/or
information retrieval related applications.
* Experience implementing highly interactive systems
* Experience in projects using content management, text 
rule based systems, and.or information retrieval techniques
* Experience with knowledge structures such as taxonomies, ontologies,
information flow diagrams a plus
* Comfortable with basic script level programming
* Proven track record of working well with customers
* Willing to travel occasionally to client locations
* Degree in Linguistics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or
Information Sciences
* 3+ years of experience


Please send resume as a WORD attachment to:

Position is open until filled.

For more information, contact:

	Jason Stoughton
	Kanisa Inc.
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