LINGUIST List 15.2379

Tue Aug 24 2004

Jobs: Computational Ling: Lexicographer, Yahoo, Inc.

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  1. drose, Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Lexicographer, Yahoo, Inc., CA, USA

Message 1: Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Lexicographer, Yahoo, Inc., CA, USA

Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 21:02:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: drose <>
Subject: Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Lexicographer, Yahoo, Inc., CA, USA

University or Organization: Yahoo, Inc.
Department: Search Relevance
Rank of Job: Lexicographer
Specialty Areas: Applied Ling, Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling

Compile and maintain lexical and knowledge resources for
language-oriented components of Yahoo search engine. This includes:
- defining, building and using software infrastructure to maintain
 large (tens of millions) list of phrases with attributes 
- identifying and acquiring sources of lists of phrases demoting
 concepts or objects of certain kind: e.g. company names, medical
 terms, song titles, etc. 
- extracting phrases and attributes from these sources and merging
 them into a single master representation.

- MS/PhD (in CS or related area) 
- experience in data processing (databases, scripting languages, text
 processing algorithms)
- (at least some) understanding and strong interest in natural
 language, data models, knowledge representation.
- detail-oriented: The jobs may involve a lot of ad hoc steps in order
 to achieve good coverage.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Steve Shirley
	Yahoo, Inc.
	701 First Ave.
	Sunnyvale, CA 94089
	United States of America

	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:

	Steve Shirley
	Tel: 408-349-7649

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