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Tue Jan 11 2005

Jobs: Comp Ling/General Ling:Information Analyst,Ireland

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        1.    Que Chi Luu, Comp Ling/General Ling: Information Analyst, Ask Jeeves Inc., Ireland



Message 1: Comp Ling/General Ling: Information Analyst, Ask Jeeves Inc., Ireland

Date: 07-Jan-2005
From: Que Chi Luu <qluuaskjeeves.com>
Subject: Comp Ling/General Ling: Information Analyst, Ask Jeeves Inc., Ireland


University or Organization: Ask Jeeves Inc. 
 Job Rank: Information Analyst  
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Lexicography; 
                           Text/Corpus Linguistics; Writing Systems; 
                            Information Retrieval 
 Required Language(s): Dutch (DUT)
                                     English (ENG) 
                                     French (FRN) 
                                     German, Standard (GER) 
                                     Italian (ITN) 
                                     Spanish (SPN) 
 
 Description:
 
 Ask Jeeves Inc. is looking to recruit Information Analysts to join the Ask
 Jeeves European division based in Dublin. The successful candidates will
 have native speaker fluency in either French, Italian, German, Spanish or
 Dutch as well as fluently speaking English and will be responsible for
 overseeing the quality of the Teoma index for those languages.
 
 Information Analysts will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including:
 - Language consultation and analysis for Ask Jeeves European web properties
 - Working with engineering and product management teams to evaluate   
   products and report back potential and actual problems
 - Management of the Teoma language-specific database
 - Ensuring the overall quality of the index
 - Developing content components such as dictionaries of various kinds
 - Evaluating accuracy and relevance of a variety of search products
 - Monitor performance of Teoma index as part of overall site performance
 - 1st level customer service
 
 Job Requirements:
 1.  A good degree in a demonstrably related field or 2 years of relevant    
      experience
 2.  Excellent analytical skills (data analysis, pattern identification)
 3.  Demonstrable technical aptitude (could be a range of skills from using   
      particular tools, troubleshooting, computational skills)
 4.  Excellent communication skills in both English and native tongue, as 
      well as data reporting
 5.  Fluency in English, native speaker of one of the above languages
 6.  Outstanding knowledge of native language structure and grammatical    
      considerations
 7.  Thorough knowledge of native country web
 8.  Experience with the web and knowledge of the search industry
 9.  MS Office, in particular Excel, Windows XP
 10.Basic familiarity with HTML and related web technologies
 11.Interest in languages, information retrieval and content management
 12.Ability to multi-task and prioritise projects
 13.Flexible, detail-oriented
 14.Able to take the initiative in identifying problems and developing  
      creative and effective solutions
 15.Able to work as part of a team and independently as needed
 
 Any of the following skills would be an advantage:
 1. Linux/unix competency
 2. Experience with working with databases, simple scripting programming   
     skills (perl, python, php, VB, or similar) a plus
 3. Academic or industrial experience in Linguistic analysis
 4. Experience in online or offline content management/editing
 
 
 Address for Applications:
 
 Mr Nathan Wood 
 Ask Jeeves 
 Regus House, Harcourt Centre 
 Dublin 2 
 Ireland  
 
 Application Deadline: Open until filled.
 
 Contact Information:
 
 Nathan Wood 
 Email: nwoodaskjeeves.co.uk 
 Website: http://www.ask.com/
 
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