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LINGUIST List 17.3807

Fri Dec 22 2006

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Cataphora

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        1.    Richard Oehrle, Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Cataphora, CA, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Cataphora, CA, USA
Date: 29-Aug-2006
From: Richard Oehrle <rtocataphora.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Rank Open, Cataphora, CA, USA


Organization: Cataphora
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.cataphora.com
Job Rank: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; General Linguistics

Description:
Cataphora is a young, growing company, building a business centered on the
analysis of large corpora of electronic documents, a field rich in technological
and commercial opportunities. We have a core technology, a working product, and
a focused team of experienced and passionate software professionals with broad
expertise. Our customer base is expanding and we are profitable.

We seek individuals with outstanding skills in the analysis of multi-lingual
electronic corpora. We are open in principle to a variety of training,
experience, and inclination---linguistics computational linguistics, natural
language processing, natural language engineering, artificial intelligence and
its applications, knowledge engineering. We are especially interested in
individuals comfortable with the techniques and relative merits of both symbolic
and statistical approaches. We actively engage both in the development of new
advances of our core technology and product line and in the application of
stable technology to customer needs.
In the long run, both are essential to the health of our company; but in the
short run, satisfying current customers is critical to our success. Current
customers are often driven by impending deadlines and stringent criteria whose
violation imposes significant penalties. This lends a certain intensity to the
Cataphora working environment, and concomitant opportunities to earn significant
rewards (along with considerable flexibility in working hours).

If this combination of rewards and challenges attracts you and you are
interested in constructing working systems with demonstrated and growing value,
we want to hear from you. (It is not our policy to handle relocations; TN visas
or H1 visa transfers, however, are conceivable.)

Requirements:
-familiarity with basic search techniques and ontology development
-background in theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, artificial
intelligence and their applications to search techniques and ontology development
-experience, proficiency, facility in programming
-intellectual curiosity
-appreciation for working with great people in a promising young company

Strongly preferred (the more the better!):
-knowledge of other major world languages (in addition to English)
-excellent working knowledge of Java, Python, Perl
-familiarity with large database applications
-strong data visualization design and development skills
-strong quantitative and verbal abilities

Job Location:
Cataphora, Inc.
1200 Bridge Parkway, Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94065

To apply, please send your resume (as a text file, a Word Doc, or a PDF
file) to:
workcataphora.com

Cataphora will be interviewing candidates for this position at the LSA
annual meeting in Anaheim on Friday, January 5, and Saturday, January 6.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
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