LINGUIST List 13.263

Thu Jan 31 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: Specialist, NJ USA

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  1. Randy, Computational Ling: at Safari Technical Staffing, New Jersey USA

Message 1: Computational Ling: at Safari Technical Staffing, New Jersey USA

Date: 30 Jan 2002 16:30:11 -0000
From: Randy <>
Subject: Computational Ling: at Safari Technical Staffing, New Jersey USA

Areas Required: Computational Linguistics Specialist
University or Organization: Safari Technical Staffing
Department: Recruiting
State or Province: New Jersey
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: March 2002
Contact: Randy

Address for Applications:
(email resume preferred) 
PO Box 316
NJ 07067

Computational Linguistics Specialist
Ramsey area NJ
Contract / Contract-to-Hire / Direct Placement

Heavy speech recognition work experience required.
Experience with Nuance and SpeechWorks.
This is a hands-on development (non-management) position.

Job Description: 

Responsible for designing, developing and improving solutions
including but not limited to IVR, Voice Reco, and Speaker Verification
applications. Work closely with software development team to ensure
coordination of linguistic and technical requirements; as well as work
with them through the full life cycle of development from design,
development, coding, documentation, testing, installation, and

Job Responsibilities: 
- To design, implement and test components of applications as assigned,
and according to defined application requirements. 
- Prepare algorithms for segmentation
- Analyzing parts of speech that will be integrated into a multilingual
text-based linguistic analysis system. 
- Provide expertise of methods for testing the grammar rules to ensure
adequate coverage and quality. 
- To participate in group application design activities. 
- To work closely w/ QA team and to spend a proportion of time
developing test scripts using an automated test tool. 
- To work w/ the Documentation team and to spend a proportion of time on
systems documentation.

Job Requirements: 
- Advanced degree in Linguistics
- --- Linguistic theory: theory (phonology, syntax, semantics,
pragmatics, acoustic phonetics.
- --- Computational Linguistics.
- --- Application area: Machine Translation, Information Retrieval,
Speech Process, Text Mining.
- Proficiency in procedural programming language (C, C++, Java)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
- Self-Initiative to set and accomplish goals consistent with the
organization's mission statement
- Ability to interact effectively with customers and other team members
- 2-5 years of experience in computational linguistics
- Foreign language knowledge is beneficial

While working in speech recognition, linguistic knowledge is used to: 
- Collect text data
- Decide on "normal" forms
- Provide acoustic data
- Improve dictionary
- Create rewrite rules for formatting
- Use part-of-speech info to improve recognition
- Develop algorithms to compare input & models
- Write morphological analyzers 
- Transcribe new words phonetically

Code: ling
Resume to:

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