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Sat Nov 20 2004

Jobs: English/Discourse Analyst: Linguist, CA

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        1.    Katie Laine, English & Discourse Analyst: Discourse Analyst/Linguist, H5 Technologies, CA, USA



Message 1: English & Discourse Analyst: Discourse Analyst/Linguist, H5 Technologies, CA, USA

Date: 19-Nov-2004
From: Katie Laine <klaineh5technologies.com>
Subject: English & Discourse Analyst: Discourse Analyst/Linguist, H5 Technologies, CA, USA


University or Organization: H5 Technologies 
 Job Rank: Discourse Analyst/Linguist  
 Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis
 Required Language: English 
 
 
 Description:
 
 H5 Technologies, Inc. is a privately held, Draper Fisher Jurvetson funded
 company in San Francisco's SOMA district.  We provide accelerated document
 discovery services to law firms and corporate counsels through both direct
 sales and outsourced service contracts, in partnership with leading
 litigation support firms and technology partners.  The combination of H5's
 patented technology with advanced linguistic analysis has enabled us to
 consistently outperform alternative approaches to document discovery on
 price, quality and speed. 
 
 Overview:
 Our Professional Services Group consults with litigants and their legal
 teams to devise a classification scheme, and then trains our patented
 software engine to automatically classify documents in the collection.
 Anticipating a period of rapid growth, H5 is seeking Linguists to work
 closely with research analysts and document reviewers on a 6 to 8 person
 project team, playing an active role in all aspects of a client engagement. 
 
 Primary Responsibilities:
 - Rapidly developing an understanding of new fields
 - Reading a wide variety of documents, from email to academic articles;     
    synthesizing large amounts of information into a coherent picture of the 
    community that produced and used it
 - Researching factual issues in complex litigation 
 - Interviewing subject matter experts 
 - Analyzing linguistic data 
 - Researching large corpora for linguistic patterns 
 - Identifying and modeling processes and relationships in a community 
 - Designing, building, and testing H5's unique and proprietary knowledge   
    bases
 
 Key Competencies:
 - Demonstrated understanding of role of syntax in language.
 - Mastery of the English language.
 - An interest in researching and modeling another community's structure and   
    the interests, goals, and constraints that shape the actions of members  
    of that community's experience in ethnography or anthropology a plus.
 - 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.
 - Experience in a software development environment a plus.
 - Basic computer and software competency in a PC/Windows environment, 
    including Microsoft Office application. Basic familiarity with Unix and  
    PERL programming skills a plus.
 
 Minimal Qualifications:
 - Solid academic credentials: graduate-level coursework in linguistics  
    preferred.
 - Experience applying linguistic expertise to real language data - 
    experience in Corpus Analysis, Text Analysis, Conversational Analysis, or 
    Computational Linguistics a plus.
 
 H5 Technologies fosters a culture that rewards personal excellence in the
 pursuit of our common goals and is extraordinarily respectful of the
 
 individual and of the creative, intellectual, and cultural diversity of our
 team. Our culture has allowed us to attract and retain talented individuals
 who are driven by a vision of the way we will transform the practice of
 litigation.
 
 To apply: Send resume to dajobsh5technologies.com
 
 Principals only, recruiters, please do not contact.
 
 H5 Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.
 
 
 Address for Applications:
 
  Recruiter Barbara Saunders 
  520 Third St. #17 
  3rd Floor 
  San Francisco, CA 94107 
  United States of America  
 
 Application Deadline: 01-Jan-2005 
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Director, HR Katie Laine 
  Email: klaineh5technologies.com 
  Phone: 415.625.6729 
  Website: http://www.h5tech.com
 
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