LINGUIST List 16.243

Wed Jan 26 2005

Jobs: Arabic/Text/Corpus Ling: Scientist, NY

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        1.    Kim Helfrich, Arabic/English/Text/Corpus Linguistics: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA



Message 1: Arabic/English/Text/Corpus Linguistics: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA

Date: 26-Jan-2005
From: Kim Helfrich <khelfrichtextwise.com>
Subject: Arabic/English/Text/Corpus Linguistics: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA


University or Organization: TextWise 
 Job Rank: Scientist  
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation
 Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)
                                    English (ENG) 
 
 Description:
 
 [Updated reposting of #15.3440]
 
 For over 10 years, TextWise has developed cutting-edge technology to analyze
 unstructured text for government and commercial applications.  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:
 1. Optimize linguistic algorithms and custom toolkit for cross-language text mining.
 2. Use toolkit to build an Arabic lexical database associated with Princeton   
     WordNet.
 3. Develop query disambiguation, translation, and optimization to target multiple   
     search engines.
 4. Measure precision/recall of the system and design new ways to improve
     accuracy.
 
 Job Requirements:
 1. Ph.D. (or M.S. with 2+ years commercial experience) in computational   
     linguistics, computer science, or related area.
 2. 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.
 3. Native or near-native fluency in both English and Modern Standard Arabic, with 
     linguistic knowledge of both.
 4. Strong organizational skills.
 5. Ability to work both independently and within an existing team.
 
 Note:
 We are also hiring scientists for our Semantic Signatures team to build the
 world's best contextual advertising search engine (see
 http://www.textwise.com/commercial).  MS/PhD in computer science; experience in
 search engines, text mining, NLP, and statistical analysis.
 
 
 Address for Applications: 
 
  Kim Helfrich 
  1100 Chase Square 
  Rochester, NY 14604 
  United States of America  
 
 Application Deadline: Open until filled.
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Kim Helfrich 
  Email: khelfrichtextwise.com 
  Phone: 585-325-3555 
  Website: http://www.textwise.com
 
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 It is being posted as a service to the discipline.
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