LINGUIST List 12.978

Sun Apr 8 2001

Jobs: NLP, Applied Research, Kanisa Inc., CA, USA

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  1. Jason Stoughton, NLP: Applied Research at Kanisa Inc., CA, USA

Message 1: NLP: Applied Research at Kanisa Inc., CA, USA

Date: 3 Apr 2001 16:50:10 -0000
From: Jason Stoughton <>
Subject: NLP: Applied Research at Kanisa Inc., CA, USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: NLP
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Kanisa Inc.
Department: Engineering/Scientist
State or Province: California
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 15 April 2001
Contact: Jason Stoughton

Address for Applications:
10351 Bubb Road
CA 95014

Staff Scientist Position Available at Kanisa Inc. (Silicon Valley)

Kanisa Inc. (, a well-funded pre-IPO startup offering
a platform for customer service on the Web, is seeking an Applied 
Research Scientist to join our Advanced Technology Group in Cupertino, 

The Kanisa Advanced Technology Group defines and executes projects 
in the realm of dialog-style interaction to reduce cool ideas and 
marketing notions to mere engineering problems, and then guides
chosen solutions through the engineering process into our product
It's a multidisciplinary applied research group that identifies
approaches to desired product and system enhancements, prototypes the
approaches, and guides chosen solutions through the engineering 
design and implementation process.

Our projects typically include a mix of domain and problem analysis,
concept generation, defining and building software prototypes, the 
evaluation of generated solutions, the design of production-quality 
software implementing chosen solutions, and involvement to varying 
degrees in the implementation of such software.

The group as a whole deals with the domains of Human/Computer
Interaction, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data 
Mining and Visualization, and Knowledge Representation. 
Kanisa has interesting NLP problems in
document classification, corpus analysis, domain representation, 
information retrieval, information extraction, and query analysis. 
We recognize that some NLP tasks are within
computers' current capabilities while others require human knowledge
or judgement. We build tools that elicit needed knowledge and
judgement from people at appropriate points in the knowledge
engineering process and combine it with knowledge derived from the

Personal Qualifications

Background: MA/MSc/PhD or equivalent in Natural Language
 Computational Linguistics or Computer Science;
 several years experience in NLP;
 strong in some of: information extraction, NLP for
 retrieval, shallow parsing, text classification, 
 statistical NLP.

About Kanisa, Inc.

Want to change how people use the web? Kanisa's products employ a 
combination of cutting-edge techniques to provide a dynamic, 
multiple-step, dialog-style interaction with end users. Rather than 
searching endlessly through masses of content, users on a
site engage in an intelligent dialog to drill down to just the 
information that meets their e-support or e-sales needs. Kanisa's 
applications allow a company to create a satisfying customer experience

and get the right solutions to the customer. With this model, the 
company Web site can legitimately become the first point of service 
for customers. Kanisa works with the largest and most advanced 
e-Businesses in the world, from top financial service firms to hot 
.coms to leading high-technology manufacturers. 

Kanisa offers pre-IPO stock options, and outstanding salary, benefits,
and work environment. Please send your resume along with req# 20-525

Kanisa Inc.
10351 Bubb Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Jason Stoughton
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