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LINGUIST List 20.3379

Wed Oct 07 2009

Jobs: English & Natural Lang Processing, Semantics; Researcher, Adapx

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        1.     Bachman, English & Natural Language Processing, Semantics: Researcher, Adapx, Inc., Washington, USA

Message 1: English & Natural Language Processing, Semantics: Researcher, Adapx, Inc., Washington, USA
Date: 07-Oct-2009
From: Bachman <c.bachmancomcast.net>
Subject: English & Natural Language Processing, Semantics: Researcher, Adapx, Inc., Washington, USA
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University or Organization: Adapx, Inc.
Department: Research & Development
Job Location: Washington, USA
Web Address: http://adapx.com
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Natural Language Processing Researcher

Work within a fast-paced research group developing multimodal solutions
(e.g. sketch, handwriting, speech) for understanding map-based planning
interactions, with an emphasis on developing and implementing innovative,
robust mechanisms for extracting system level understanding from spoken
inputs that accompany inking on a map.
Provide the method and logic for integration of language applications into
Adapx research modules and product line. Design, develop, and user-test
system(s) that will leverage the next generation of speech and handwriting
applications to meet user needs. Reports to VP Research. No direct reports. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
(Other duties may be assigned.)

-Develop various multimodal parsing and statistical algorithms for natural
language processing and modeling in both speech and handwriting applications;
-Develop tools for efficiently processing corpora of speech and/or
sketch/handwriting data;
-Work with a team of researchers and developers to successfully integrate
research components and validate functionality;
-Prepare written documentation describing progress and status of project(s);
-Conduct, integrate, and synthesize qualitative and quantitative research
to generate useful and actionable insights to guide product design and
development; translate ideas into viable solutions. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
-Understanding of Spoken/Natural Language Processing, and a broad knowledge
of related parsing and statistical modeling techniques in processing either
speech or handwriting inputs;
-MS or PhD in Computer Science or a related field plus 3+ years of industry
or equivalent experience;
-Proficiency with one or more of the following programming languages is
required: C, C++, C#;
-Self-motivated, team-oriented, experienced researcher;
-Strong oral and written communications skills are expected;
-Ability to work effectively and successfully either independently and/or
in a collaborative team environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED:
-Experience desired with statistical language modeling for either speech or
handwriting applications, grammar construction and usage, parsing, tagging,
lexicon construction, and fusion of outputs from multiple parallel recognizers;
-Experience with Nuance speech processing modules and APIs;
-Experience with AT&T's FST Toolkit, Google's OpenFST or related toolkits.

Due to the nature of this position only US Citizens or Permanent Residents
can be considered.

Disclaimer:
The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level
of work to be performed by those assigned to this classification.  This is
not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
duties, and skill required of personnel so classified. 

If interested please send cover letter and resume to Edward C. Kaiser at
the email address below.

Application Deadline: 20-Oct-2009

Email Address for Applications: ed.kaiseradapx.com
Contact Information:
Bachman
Email: c.bachmancomcast.net

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