LINGUIST List 16.449

Mon Feb 14 2005

Jobs: Morphology/Computational Ling: Rank Open, Canada

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        1.    Anita Glimpel, Morphology/Computation Linguistics: Rank Open, Zi Corporation, Alberta, Canada

Message 1: Morphology/Computation Linguistics: Rank Open, Zi Corporation, Alberta, Canada

Date: 07-Feb-2005
From: Anita Glimpel <>
Subject: Morphology/Computation Linguistics: Rank Open, Zi Corporation, Alberta, Canada

University or Organization: Zi Corporation
Job Rank: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography;
Morphology; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Required Language: English (ENG)


Zi Corporation is a market-driven technology company delivering intelligent
interface solutions to enhance the user experience of wireless and consumer
technologies in many written languages. Zi supports its strategic partners from
offices in Calgary, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

Job Summary:
Zi Corporation has an immediate opening for a linguist based in Calgary. Short
term or long term possibilities exist and for the right person relocation in
also possible; terms will be negotiated on an individual basis.

Responsibilities/Typical duties:
The position involves the professional application of skills and knowledge to
develop information structures and formal algorithms for language processing.

Typical duties include the following:
- Work with the lexicon and morphology of languages representing a wide variety
of language families, including developing morphological tagging systems
- Work with native speakers, coordinating assignments
- Participate in further developing the intelligence of and applications of the
linguistic databases
- Customize databases according to customer specifications and market interest

The candidate should have a strong background in theoretical linguistics and
strong computer skills.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- A minimum Masters degree in Linguistics, PhD preferred
- Demonstrated research/professional experience in corpus linguistics/
computational linguistics/lexicography/or morphology, with published
articles in any of these fields
- Demonstrated proficiency in English and at least one other language
- Demonstrated research/professional experience with languages of varied
families; a specialty in Indic or African languages would be advantageous
- Two professional/academic references
- Relevant computer skills (especially Microsoft Access and Excel)

To apply to this position, please submit your resume in confidence to We thank you in advance for your interest; however only
candidates we wish to interview will be contacted.

Address for Applications:

Anita Glimpel
Suite 2100, 840 - 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Anita Glimpel

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