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LINGUIST List 20.2440

Wed Jul 08 2009

Jobs: English & Computational Ling: NLP Scientist, Alelo TLT, LLC

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        1.    Kate Henderson, English & Computational Linguistics: NLP Scientist, Alelo TLT, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: NLP Scientist, Alelo TLT, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Date: 08-Jul-2009
From: Kate Henderson <khendersonalelo.com>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: NLP Scientist, Alelo TLT, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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University or Organization: Alelo TLT, LLC
Department: Science
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://alelo.com
Job Rank: NLP Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Alelo develops interactive learning environments for developing foreign
language skills and intercultural competencies. Alelo develops new
interactive learning technologies, and integrates these technologies into
advanced learning products. We place particular emphasis on conversational
agent technologies and game-based learning environments. Alelo systems are
being used worldwide to prepare individuals for overseas assignments, and
to help learners quickly acquire task-oriented communication skills.

We are seeking mid-level to senior researchers to contribute to the
development of next generation Natural Language Processing for education
and training applications. Candidates should enjoy working in fast-paced,
collaborative, multidisciplinary teams. They should value the opportunity
to see their research realized in innovative learning environments that
make a difference and provide real benefit to learners.

Requirements:
- PhD or equivalent work experience in computer science, artificial
intelligence (AI), or related cognitive science disciplines
- Research experience in one or more of the following areas: parsing,
language modeling, dialog modeling, machine translation,
information retrieval, information extraction
- Good publication record and English writing skills
- Solid programming skills, preferably in Java, Python, and/or AI
programming languages
- Ability or potential to plan and organize research activities

Experience with grant writing and leading scientific projects is a strong plus.

Based in Los Angeles, Alelo has a vibrant and growing interdisciplinary
team of specialists in intelligent learning environments, instructional
design, serious games, natural language and spoken dialog systems,
linguistics, anthropology, and the media arts. Alelo was founded in 2006,
as a spin-off of the University of Southern California. Further information
and representative publications may be found online at the website listed
above.

We prefer candidates already residing in metropolitan Los Angeles, but will
consider relocation for uniquely qualified individuals. Likewise, we prefer
either US citizens or permanent US residents (unless noted).

To apply for a position, send your resume and cover letter as a PDF to the
application email listed below. Be sure to state which position you are
applying for.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: jobsalelo.com
Contact Information:
Kate Henderson
Email: khendersonalelo.com
Phone: 310-566-7272
Fax: 310-566-7069
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