LINGUIST List 16.951

Tue Mar 29 2005

Jobs: Psycholinguistics: Researcher, Texas

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        1.    Amanda Digman, Psycholinguistics: Researcher, Oridinate Corporation, TX, USA

Message 1: Psycholinguistics: Researcher, Oridinate Corporation, TX, USA

Date: 29-Mar-2005
From: Amanda Digman <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics: Researcher, Oridinate Corporation, TX, USA

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University or Organization: Oridinate Corporation
Department: Research
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics


This position is located in Menlo Park, California working for the Ordinate
Corporation, a Harcourt Assessment, Inc. company. Relocation assistance can
and/or will be provided to the incumbent.

Ordinate Corporation, located in Menlo Park, California, is the world's
only company providing automated spoken language testing, including reading
tests for children and other speech diagnostic tools. Using our own speech
recognition technologies, we provide services that extract information such
as language proficiency (comprehension, fluency, pronunciation, sentence
structure, vocabulary) over the telephone or via the Internet. Our system
is used by educational institutions to test incoming students, by companies
to pre-screen employees for spoken language abilities, and by the US
Department of Education and other government agencies for widespread
language proficiency testing. We are committed to developing systems and
instruments that use new technologies to create the most accurate and
efficient language assessments available.

Ordinate provides the fun atmosphere of a small, growing company where
there is freedom to learn, expand, and make an impact. We're located in a
Victorian mansion in Menlo Park, one minute's walk from the CalTrain
station and downtown Menlo Park's restaurants and cafes.

For additional information on Ordinate Corporation, please visit

This is a research role to help expand our core technology capability in
speech recognition and automatic grading. Today, our technology is capable
of scoring simple, closed-form questions. In order to increase face
validity of our tests, we would like to expand our capability to be able to
grade open questions, oral proficiency interviews, and dialog based test

The incumbent's primary responsibility is to carry out research with the
goal of expanding Ordinate's core technical capabilities in automatic
grading of oral proficiency tests.

Experience Required: Research in speech recognition.

Experience Preferred: Research in speech recognition and pattern recognition.

Education Required: Ph.D. in speech recognition.

Skills Required: Excellent communication, the ability to be a team player,
creative, high energy, strong work ethic.

Please Apply On-line at:; Job # 2294

Address for Applications:

Robbi Cowley
19500 Bulverde Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78259
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information

Human Resources
Phone: 210-339-5000

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