LINGUIST List 15.644

Thu Feb 19 2004

Jobs: Discourse Analysis: Rank Open, H5 Technologies

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  1. klaine, Discourse Analysis: Rank Open, H5 Technologies, CA

Message 1: Discourse Analysis: Rank Open, H5 Technologies, CA

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 15:01:45 -0500 (EST)
From: klaine <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis: Rank Open, H5 Technologies, CA

University or Organization: H5 Technologies
Rank of Job: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis


H5 Technologies has developed a patented information retrieval
technology that replicates human judgments about the subject matter
relevance, or 'aboutness', of email, documents, and other textual
information. H5 and its partners are applying this novel technology to
the needs of large-scale document management in complex litigation and
military intelligence.

H5 Linguists 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. Responsibilities include: 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.

Qualifications include:
� Solid academic credentials: graduate-level coursework in linguistics
� Demonstrated understanding of role of syntax in language.
� Experience applying linguistic expertise to real language data -
 experience in Corpus Analysis, Text Analysis, Conversational
 Analysis, or Computational Linguistics a plus.
� 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 -- 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
� Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, both autonomously
 and collaboratively.
� Experience in a software development environment a plus.
� Basic computer and software compentency in a PC/Windows environment,
 including Microsoft Office application. Basic familiarity with Unix
 and PERL -- programming skills a plus.

What we offer:

� The opportunity to use linguistic interests and skills in a way you
 never imagined -- namely, developing what some of the top people in
 the field have called "a revolutionary breakthrough of the first
� An exciting, fast-paced entrepreneurial work environment;
� A fun and supportive team;
� Compensation commensurate with experience

If this sounds like you and something you'd like to do, please send
your resume to either in the body of an
email letter or as an attached Word document. No phone calls, please.

H5 Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Director, Core Technology Dana Zimmerman
	520 Third St. #17
	San Francisco, CA 94107
	United States of America 

	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Director, Core Technology Dana Zimmerman
	Tel: 415-625-6700
	Fax: 415-625-6799

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