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LINGUIST List 19.632

Mon Feb 25 2008

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin & Comp Ling: Computational Linguist, Janya Inc.

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        1.    Linda Stievater, Chinese, Mandarin & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Janya Inc., Buffalo, NY, USA


Message 1: Chinese, Mandarin & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Janya Inc., Buffalo, NY, USA
Date: 25-Feb-2008
From: Linda Stievater <lindasjanyainc.com>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Janya Inc., Buffalo, NY, USA
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University or Organization: Janya Inc.
Job Location: New York, USA
Web Address: http://www.janyainc.com
Job Rank: Computational Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

Janya, a leader in natural language processing applications, offers
products and solutions based on its text analytics technology for DoD,
intelligence, law enforcement communities, and other government markets.
Janya is located in suburban Buffalo, New York State, USA, in the
technology corridor adjoining the State University of New York at Buffalo
campus.

Scope: Primarily responsible for development and/or acquisition of
linguistic resources for Chinese, such as lexicons, grammars, and corpora,
that are needed for text analytics solutions in this language. Also
responsible, collaboratively, for the integration of these resources into
natural language processing (NLP) technology involving finite-state
technology and/or machine learning.

Reporting Relationship: Reports directly to the NLP Manager.

Responsibilities:
- Perform all steps in development and/or acquisition of Chinese linguistic
resources.
- Provide application level support for Chinese linguistic resources.
- Work independently or as part of a team to complete moderately complex
projects or segments of a larger project.
- Responsible for documenting work as well as reporting or coordinating
efforts with management and other team members.

Skills:
- Ability to perform linguistic data analysis.
- Ability to write computational grammars and lexicons.
- Reading fluency in Mandarin Chinese, preferably simplified Chinese.
- Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Perl, Python, Ruby) or
programming languages, particularly C++, is a plus.

Education/Experience:
- MS or PhD in Computational Linguistics or related field.
- Hands-on experience in development and/or acquisition and use of
linguistic resources for Chinese.
- Work experience in production-quality NLP systems.
- Familiarity with Unix/Linux operating system environment is a plus.
- Experience in machine learning, information retrieval, or data mining are
all pluses.

Candidates should be eligible to work in the US. Salary will be
commensurate with education and experience. Janya offers a generous
benefits package that includes health insurance, 401(k) plan, and vacation
time.

Please email resume with references to the e-mail below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: careersjanyainc.com
Contact Information:
Linda Stievater
Email: lindasjanyainc.com



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