LINGUIST List 16.1126

Fri Apr 08 2005

Jobs: English/Discourse Analysis: Analyst/Linguist, CA

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

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

Date: 07-Apr-2005
From: Katie Laine <>
Subject: English & Discourse Analysis: Discourse Analyst/Linguist, H5 Technologies, CA, USA

University or Organization: H5 Technologies
Job Rank: Discourse Analyst / Linguist
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Corpus Linguistics, Syntax
Required Language: English (ENG)


H5 Technologies, Inc. is a privately held, Draper Fisher Jurvetson funded
company located in San Francisco's SOMA district. H5 provides technology
based document review services to government agencies, law firms and
corporate counsels through both direct sales and outsourced service
contracts. H5's patented technology, which replicates and automates human
relevance assessments, along with our advanced linguistic analysis enables
the review of massive document collections with unparalleled results. H5
has have consistently outperformed alternative approaches to document
review on price, speed and above all, quality.

Our Descriptive Modeling 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 - 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
- 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
- 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

H5 Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.

Address for Applications:

please submit resume and cover letter to

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Discourse Analyst Gina Taranto
Phone: 415.625.6701 ext. 307

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