LINGUIST List 13.2196

Thu Aug 29 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling, NLP: Scientist in CA USA

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  1. pls, Jobs: Computational Ling: Chief Scientist, Enkata Technologies, CA USA

Message 1: Jobs: Computational Ling: Chief Scientist, Enkata Technologies, CA USA

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 15:33:17 +0000
From: pls <>
Subject: Jobs: Computational Ling: Chief Scientist, Enkata Technologies, CA USA

University or Organization: Enkata Technologies
Rank of Job: Chief Scientist
Specialty Areas Required: Computational Linguistics, Text Classification

Please email resumes to


Enkata Technologies develops applications to help corporations
understand the root causes of their customer interactions -- over 1
million per day in certain industries. Enkata Technologies leverages
proprietary natural language processing, concept mapping, and data
mining techniques to automate the identification of insights into a
company's most costly problems.

Enkata Technologies' software analyzes both structured and free form
text data found in customer interactions to identify root cause
insights. As a result of mining the free form text, Enkata provides
companies with significantly more insight than traditional business
intelligence or reporting packages that rely solely on structured data

Chief Scientist

Position Profile

The Chief Scientist will be responsible for managing the
Dataenrichment and Datamining groups as well as lead activities or the
Scientific Advisory Board.

Our ideal candidate will bring new Business and Science expertise to
the Science team. The Chief Scientist will contribute to problem
definition and hypothesis formulation of R&D problems as well as be
responsible for the deliverables of the Science group.

The Chief Scientist will also evaluate and recommend approaches for
building customer taxonomies, tuning performance training sets,
developing classification algorithms used to classify free-form text
and voice data, drive Datamining and Call Center Costs Optimization
development, etc.

In addition to the text mining and datamining, a Chief Scientist will
lead the exploration of new techniques for speech recognition, speaker
identification, speech compression and related technologies, in a
distributed computing environment.

Present Science roadmap to the executive team, customers and investors.

Professional requirements include:

* Candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, Statistics or Mathematics, or equivalent academic or
industrial experience. Must be able to propose and evaluate promising
directions, plan and execute appropriate research programs, and reduce
experimental techniques to engineering solutions.
* Requires familiarity with C/C++ or Java programming and one or more
of the DBMS (Oracle, Sybase, and SQL Server).
* Experience with existing Knowledge Management Systems, Text/Voice
processing Systems and OLAP is a plus.
* MBA is helpful, but not required.

Good communication skills.

Enkata is an equal opportunity employer

Please email resumes to

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Paul Seaman
	Enkata Technologies
	2121 S. El Camino Real
	Suite 1200
	San Mateo, CA 94403
	United States of America 
Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Paul Seaman.
	Tel: 650-524-9999 ex 4525
	Fax: 650-524-9985

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