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Fri Mar 09 2007

Jobs: English & Linguistics: Grad Student Summer Interns, BAE Systems

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        1.    James Gerraughty, English & Linguistics: Graduate Student Summer Interns, BAE Systems, Burlington, Massachusetts

Message 1: English & Linguistics: Graduate Student Summer Interns, BAE Systems, Burlington, Massachusetts
Date: 08-Mar-2007
From: James Gerraughty <james.gerraughtybaesystems.com>
Subject: English & Linguistics: Graduate Student Summer Interns, BAE Systems, Burlington, Massachusetts

Organization: BAE Systems
Department: Advanced Information Technology
Web Address: http://www.ait.na.baesystems.com

Job Rank: Graduate Student Summer Interns

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; International Relations, Political Science

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Graduate Student Summer Interns (approx. 4) - ISD

Time Needed:
Mid-late May through mid-August

Job Description:
BAE is serving as an evaluator of a large language program, which compares
machine performance to that of humans on the task of distilling information
from large sources of English and foreign text and audio. The evaluation
focuses on the machine's ability to identify the correct and complete
information in response to a user's query, with the aim being to extract as
much relevant information as possible while providing focused,
non-redundant responses.

Graduate student summer interns are needed to participate in this exciting
program, serving as Annotators, an important role in the evaluation. The
annotation task focuses on parsing information content from English query
responses (from humans and machines) into individual facts and determining
if they are relevant to the query. This task also involves checking that
sources cited in the machine-provided responses actually support the
information provided. BAE will fully train the Annotators on the
annotation and citation checking processes.

US citizens or permanent residents.

Required Skills:
Candidates must be enthusiastic, detail-oriented, pragmatic, and able to
work well both individually and in a collaborative, team environment. The
core task will take place during the months of June and July, and wrap up
in early-mid August. Candidates must be available to begin training in mid
to late-May. Native English speakers only please.

Preferred Skills/Background:
Desired areas of study include but are not limited to: Linguistics,
International Relations, and Political Science. Any prior annotation
experience would be a plus but is not required.

About BAE Systems:
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the
development,delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace
systems in the air,on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs,
manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface
ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and
guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage
stretching back hundreds of years and is at the forefront of innovation,
working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.

Advanced Information Technologies (AIT) maintains its headquarters in
Burlington, Massachusetts. Our high-quality technical team includes more
than 200 researchers, systems engineers, and software engineers, over 80
percent of whom hold advanced engineering and science degrees. With our
rich history and expertise in advanced R&D and software engineering, we are
a recognized leader in the development of algorithms and software systems
that provide integrated, high-performance capabilities for the entire
information processing chain from signal registration, processing and
exploitation to strategy formulation, planning, and execution.

Applicants selected may be subject to a security investigation and must
meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. BAE
Systems is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug free environment.

Application Deadline: 27-Apr-2007

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Staffing Consultant James Gerraughty
Email: james.gerraughtybaesystems.com
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