LINGUIST List 12.2984

Thu Nov 29 2001

Jobs: Computational Ling:Lang Model Engineer, MA USA

Editor for this issue: Karolina Owczarzak <>


  1. Chris Pegnataro, Computational Ling: Lang Model Engineer at Dictaphone Corp, MA USA

Message 1: Computational Ling: Lang Model Engineer at Dictaphone Corp, MA USA

Date: 28 Nov 2001 21:33:41 -0000
From: Chris Pegnataro <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Lang Model Engineer at Dictaphone Corp, MA USA

Areas Required: Language Model Engineer
University or Organization: Dictaphone Corporation
Department: Engineering
State or Province: Burlington MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 12/15/01
Contact: Chris Pegnataro

Address for Applications:
3191 Broadbridge Avenue
CT 06614

This job is located in Burligton MA.

Language Model Engineer


The Language Development team at Dictaphone is looking for a language
modeling engineer to create high-quality language models for our
medical products. We are seeking a candidate to write scripts and use
in-house tools to clean and analyze text data for statistical language
models; work with R&D groups and business units to define specialty
domains; build and test product language models. Candidate will also
be expected to work with research on designing and incorporating new
research algorithms. 

Responsibilities include:

Development of high coverage, diverse Language Models (LMs) Writing
scripts to clean and tag text data Working with area specialists in
and outside of company to define LM domains Linguistic & scripting
work to analyze and normalize vocabulary variants Running language
model production tools from LM Research and Tools groups Accuracy
testing of language models (develop test scripts, run testing tools)
Managing work flow from initial data cleaning to final product models
Collaborate on incorporation new language modeling research design and


- 3-5 years experience working in development environment 
- Programming skills essential, preferably Perl or Python; C/C++ a plus
- Comfortable working in NT and Linux, with a variety of data formats
- Must have at least one of the following: Computational Linguistics
- Medical terminology, or medical editing experience
- Demonstrated attention to detail 
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to interact with both technical and non-computer professionals
- BS/BA in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or
- related field 
- Must be native speaker of English.

Local candidates and principals. Only those individuals being
considered for this position will be contacted.

Dictaphone is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D

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