LINGUIST List 15.2157

Wed Jul 28 2004

Jobs: Comp Ling: Linguist, Applied Linguistics LLC

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  1. bud, Computatinal Ling: Computational Linguist, Applied Linguistics LLC

Message 1: Computatinal Ling: Computational Linguist, Applied Linguistics LLC

Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 10:45:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: bud <>
Subject: Computatinal Ling: Computational Linguist, Applied Linguistics LLC

University or Organization: Applied Linguistics LLC
Rank of Job: Computational LInguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,
		 Semantics, Text/Corpus Linguistics


Applied Linguistics LLC, a small, high-energy start-up on the sunny
West Coast of Central Florida, U.S.A., is seeking a bright,
computational linguist with interest in the application of semantics
to information retrieval and related NLU functions. This individual
will take on key responsibility for testing and helping to perfect a
new-generation, thesaurus-based IR application. Other long-term
development areas include data mining, document abstracting, machine

The candidate should posses the following qualifications:
1 -- a degee in computational linguistics, or the equivalent in
 professional experience.
2 -- interest in a thesaurus-based approach to IR and other NLU
3 -- skill in developing, testing and refining algorithms for
 semantics-based applications.
4 -- experience with use of statistics in NLP. Specifically,
 experience with latent semantic indexing would be a definite
 plus. So also with automatic thesaurus generation.
5 -- some experience with programming languages (Java, C, C++ are
 especially desirable)

We are not looking for a systems engineer here so much as a skilled,
computationally oriented linguistic who can conceive, specify, and
improve algorithms in the NLU field. More immediately, we are looking
for someone to work on a search engine prototype currently under
development that shows promise of moving information retrieval beyond
the keyword level.

For the right individual there is opportunity for rapid advance to a
senior position of responsibility.

Applied Linguistics is located in Palm Harbor on the summy West Coast
of Central Florida. We are small, smooth-working, energetic team,
less than a year old, well-financed, and about to triple our size. A
search engine prototype has been developed and tested that shows
considerable promise. But, as in all prototypes, much still needs to
be done, in all areas: part-of-speech resolution, semantic
disambiguation, semantic profiling, similarity measurements between
documents for ranking purposes, and so on.

We believe ourselves to be the path to an important breakthrough in IR
technology. Come join us

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Bud Scott
	Applied LInguistics LLC Suite 269
	33920 US Hwy 19N
	Palm Harbor, FL 34689
	United States of America 

	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Bud Scott
	Tel: 727-789-5339
	Fax: 727-789-5332

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