LINGUIST List 15.3440

Wed Dec 08 2004

Jobs: Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, New York

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        1.    Marybeth Finnigan, Arabic/English & Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA



Message 1: Arabic/English & Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA

Date: 08-Dec-2004
From: Marybeth Finnigan <marybethtextwise.com>
Subject: Arabic/English & Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA


University or Organization: TextWise LLC (Rochester/Syracuse NY)               
 Job Rank: Research Scientist / Linguist
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics;  
                          Cross-Language Retrieval 
 Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)
                                    English (ENG) 
 
 Description:
 
 Join the CINDOR team to extend our state-of-the-art cross-language information
 retrieval system to Arabic.  This position reports to the Director of Science.
 
 Key Responsibilities include:
 - Optimize linguistic algorithms and custom toolkit for cross-language text mining.
 - Use toolkit to semi-automatically build an Arabic lexical database associated
    with an expanded version of Princeton WordNet.
 - Develop query disambiguation, translation, and optimization to target multiple   
   search engines.
 - Measure precision/recall of the system and design new ways to improve        
   accuracy.
 - Work within a geographically distributed team of highly skilled scientists and  
   linguists.
 
 Job Requirements:
 - Ph.D. (or M.S. with 2+ years commercial experience) in computational
   linguistics, computer science, or related area.
 - Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in:
 Natural Language Processing (NLP);
 Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR);
 Text Mining;
 TREC evaluations;
 WordNet architecture and optimization;
 Java / Linux programming.
 - Linguistic experience with Arabic strongly desired.
 - Strong organizational skills.
 - Ability to work both independently and within an existing team.
 
 
 Address for Applications: 
 
  Marybeth Finnigan 
  401 South Salina Street 
  Syracuse, NY 13202 
  United States of America  
 
 Application Deadline: 01-Jan-2005 
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Marybeth Finnigan 
  Email: marybethtextwise.com
   
 
 This announcement was accompanied by a donation to the LINGUIST List!
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