LINGUIST List 14.3548

Sun Dec 21 2003

Jobs: Discourse Analysis: Linguist, H5 Technologies

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Message 1: Discourse Analysis: Linguist, H5 Technologies

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 20:05:59 -0500 (EST)
From: dajobs <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis: Linguist, H5 Technologies

University or Organization: H5 Technologies
Department: Product Development
Rank of Job: Discourse Analyst/Linguist
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis
Required Language(s): English (Code = ENG)


Discourse Analyst/Linguist (Temporary Position)

H5 Technologies is commercializing a patented information retrieval
technology that replicates human judgments about the subject matter
relevance, or 'aboutness', of email, documents, and other textual
information. H5 and its partners are leveraging the power of this
novel technology to deliver applications that enable organizations to
identify and capitalize on new revenue opportunities, boost
organizational productivity, and compress the time to informed

We're looking for innovative, talented individuals to work on 4 - 8
week projects as needed. The Linguist works on site, full time for 
40 - 50 hours per week.

This is a temporary position with the potential to become permanent if
the right conditions exist.

The Position:

H5's Discourse Analysts help design, build, and test the unique and
proprietary knowledge bases that enable H5's software to replicate
human relevancy judgments. Among other responsibilities, the role of
the Discourse Analyst/Linguist involves:
- Research into various areas of human endeavor
- Interviewing experts in these areas
- Reading substantial amounts of email, web pages, and other textual
- Identifying the patterns in the culture and world of a community of
 people, using the linguistic and ethnographic sources of

- Solid academic credentials: requires graduate-level coursework in
- Demonstrated understanding of the role of syntax in language.
- Experience applying linguistic expertise to real language data --
 e.g., Corpus Analysis, Text Analysis, Conversational Analysis, or
 Computational Linguistics.
- Mastery of the English language
- The ability to research and understand another community's world
- A genuine interest in developing a good grasp of how the world
 looks, from the perspective of one whose world it is.
- Leadership skills, personal incentive and a demonstrated ability to
 initiate, develop, and successfully conclude projects.
- A sharp eye for detail, precise thinking, ability to make close,
 analytical judgments, and a practiced sense of order and organization.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, both autonomously
 and collaboratively.
- Some background or training in ethnography, anthropology,
 journalism, lexicography, or related fields a plus.
- Experience in a software development environment. 
- Basic computer and software competency in a PC/Windows environment,
 including Microsoft Office applications. Basic familiarity with
 Unix and PERL -- programming skills a plus.
What we offer: 
- The opportunity to use linguistic interests and skills in a way you
 never imagined -- namely, developing what some of the top people in
 the field have called "a revolutionary breakthrough of the first
- An exciting, fast-paced entrepreneurial work environment; 
- A fun and supportive team; 
- Compensation commensurate with experience 

If this sounds like you and something you'd like to do, please send
your resume to either in the body of an
email letter or as an attached Word document. Please list the job
title for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls,

H5 Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dana Zimmerman
	520 Third Street #17
	c/o H5 Technologies
	San Francisco, CA 94107
	United States of America
	Position is open until filled

Contact Information:
	Director, Human Resources Katie Laine
	Tel: 4156256701
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