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LINGUIST List 20.2468

Fri Jul 10 2009

Internships: Natural Language Processing Intern

Editor for this issue: Erin Smith <erinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Kate Henderson, Natural Language Processing (NLP) intern with a background in Language Technologies, Computer Science, or Artificial Intelligence.

Message 1: Natural Language Processing (NLP) intern with a background in Language Technologies, Computer Science, or Artificial Intelligence.
Date: 07-Jul-2009
From: Kate Henderson <KHENDERSONALELO.COM>
Subject: Natural Language Processing (NLP) intern with a background in Language Technologies, Computer Science, or Artificial Intelligence.
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University or Organization: Alelo Tlt, Llc
Department: Science
Web Address: http://alelo.com

Type of Work: Natural Language Processing

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Duration: 07-Jul-2009 to 31-Dec-2009
Compensation: Paid: 25.00
Internship Location: West Los Angeles, California, USA
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: Education and experience desired: -1-2 years of experience in Language Technologies research at the graduate level -B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent Skills required: -Strong organizational and communication skills, including technical writing -Technical proficiency in at least one scripting language and one programming language -Basic to thorough understanding of one or more of the following: parsing, language modeling, dialog modeling, machine translation, information retrieval, information extraction Other skills desired: -Demonstrated ability to produce working software in a collaborative environment -Self-starting; ability to plan, document, and execute a program of research, at least on a small scale -US citizenship highly preferred; Green Card is OK. Absolutely no H1Bs or visa sponsorships.

Description:
Alelo Inc. produces immersive simulations of real-life social communication based on interactive 3D video games involving spoken dialogs and cultural protocols with socially Intelligent virtual humans. (Alelo means "language" in Hawaiian.) Our applications teach skills for communication in foreign languages and cultures. Please visit us at the website above.

We are looking for a Natural Language Processing (NLP) intern with a background in Language Technologies, Computer Science, or Artificial Intelligence.

You will use NLP tools to measure the richness of dialogs between language learners and our software. These measurements will be applied in a variety of contexts, including assessment of learner proficiency, profiling the content of a course of instruction, and improving the efficiency of course-authoring tools.

We are looking for someone who enjoys getting things done and wants to make a difference.

This is a full-time paid internship. The term of the internship is negotiable (Summer or Fall semester).

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter (preferably in PDF) to jobsalelo.com. Include "NLP Internship" on the Subject line. We ONLY accept applications via email. Please, no phone calls, faxes or unscheduled visits.

No immigration sponsorship (H1B and similar). No outsourcing companies. No agencies.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Kate Henderson
Email: khendersonalelo.com
Phone: 310-566-7655
Fax: 310-566-7069
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