LINGUIST List 14.37

Tue Jan 7 2003

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Idilia Inc., Quebec

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Message 1: Computational Ling: Computational Linguist, Idilia Inc., Quebec

Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 15:45:40 +0000
From: matt.colledge <matt.colledgeidilia.com>
Subject: Computational Ling: Computational Linguist, Idilia Inc., Quebec



University or Organization: Idilia Inc.
Rank of Job: Computational Linguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning


Description:

COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST

Information technology start-up, based in Montreal, Canada, seeks top
computational linguist with C++ programming experience.

Candidate will be part of an R&D team of 6 specialists responsible for
developing advanced information retrieval technology based on sense
disambiguation over unstructured text.

Responsibilities: 

Candidate will develop sense disambiguation technology to support
information retrieval, and will initially be responsible for:
-Designing, building and testing components for fine and coarse
sense disambiguation based on semantic constraints; 
-Developing linguistic components for parsing, named entity
recognition and boundary detection;
-Developing and testing techniques for semantically expanding queries
to improve precision and recall using a semantically enhanced index;
-Developing and experimenting with techniques for unsupervised
acquisition of compound and collocation frames.

Candidate Qualifications and Characteristics:

-Post-graduate computational linguistics degree, with record of
academic excellence
-Experience with the application of machine learning techniques to
linguistic problems
-2+ years practical experience designing and programming complex
systems in C++ in a commercial R&D environment
-History of superior creativity and performance

Compensation:

Competitive salary, stock options, full vacation and benefits.		
	

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Matthew Colledge
	Idilia Inc.
	416 boul. de Maisonneuve ouest, 
	Suite 416
	Montreal, Quebec H3A1L2
	Canada 
 
	Position is open until filled.


Contact Information:
	Matthew Colledge.
	Email: matt.colledgeidilia.com
	Tel: +1 (514) 843-6897
	Fax: +1 (514) 843-3347
	Website: http://www.idilia.com

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