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LINGUIST List 17.226

Mon Jan 23 2006

Jobs: Computational Ling: Linguist, SYSTRAN Software Inc

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        1.    Kaitlin Hunkele, Computational Linguistics: Linguist, SYSTRAN Software Inc., CA, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Linguist, SYSTRAN Software Inc., CA, USA
Date: 23-Jan-2006
From: Kaitlin Hunkele <hunkelesystransoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Linguist, SYSTRAN Software Inc., CA, USA


University or Organization: SYSTRAN Software Inc.
Job Rank: Computational Linguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

SYSTRAN is the leading provider of the worlds most scalable and modular
translation architecture. Its core technology powers revolutionary
translation solutions for the Internet, PCs and network infrastructures
that facilitate communication in 36 language pairs and in 20 specialized
domains.

SYSTRAN's expertise spans over 30 years of building customized translation
solutions for large corporations, portals, ISPs, governments and public
administrations through open and robust architectures. Corporations: Ford
Motor Company, Cisco Systems, NCR, DaimlerChrysler Corporation,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dow Corning Corporation, and others. Portals:
Google, AOL, AltaVista, Apple's Sherlock Internet Search, CompuServe,
Lycos, OracleMobile.com, and others. Government and Public
Administrations: The European Commission and the US Federal Government.

SYSTRAN is headquartered in Paris (France) with a subsidiary in San Diego
(California).

We are looking for a Computational Linguist to join our San Diego team.
The right candidate will have excellent problem-solving and development
skills, expertise in Developing and programming Linguistic rules and
Statistical methods for a Machine Translation (MT) system.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

Under the direction of a Senior Computational Linguist or Project Manager,
a Computational Linguist will:

- Analyze natural language data for applied MT research
- Test designated programs modules and document the results
- Assist other Linguistic Department personnel in a variety of research tasks
- Develop and integrate linguistic or statistical modules/rules into an MT
system

Qualification requirements:

PhD degree desired, minimum of a Master's degree and a minimum of two to
three years of work experience in a linguistic R&D setting. As this
position will be involved in Statistical Machine Translation, experience
with GIZA++ alignment, the BLEU evaluation metric, the Pharaoh decoder, and
various language, phrase, and word translation models is required.

Other Skills
- Functional knowledge of probability and statistics
- Advanced computer programming skills in C++ or Java
- Ability to do concentrated research and development
- Ability to organize work in order to meet schedules
- Discipline to apply rigorous standards of quality to the resultant
programming
- Excellent communication skills

To apply: Please email your resume and job requirements to:
clsystransoft.com

SYSTRAN is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all
positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, military service, or any other legally protected status.


Address for Applications:

Human Resources
9333 Genesee Ave.
Suite PL1
San Diego, CA 92121
USA

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Human Resources
Email: clsystransoft.com
Phone: 8584571900
Website: http://www.systransoft.com


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