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LINGUIST List 20.3517

Tue Oct 20 2009

Jobs: Asian Lang, Comp Ling: Comp Linguist, SYSTRAN Software

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        1.    Jodi Galloway, Mandarin Chinese, Tajiki, Eastern Farsi, Central Pashto, Urdu & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SYSTRAN Software, USA, California

Message 1: Mandarin Chinese, Tajiki, Eastern Farsi, Central Pashto, Urdu & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SYSTRAN Software, USA, California
Date: 19-Oct-2009
From: Jodi Galloway <gallowaysystransoft.com>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese, Tajiki, Eastern Farsi, Central Pashto, Urdu, Arabic & Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, SYSTRAN Software, USA, California
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University or Organization: SYSTRAN Software
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.systransoft.com
Job Rank: Computational Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Tajiki (tgk)
                            Farsi, Eastern (prs)
                            Pashto, Central (pst)
                            Urdu (urd)
                            Arabic, Standard (arb)
Description:

Asian Languages Computational Linguist

We are currently seeking an experienced Computational Linguist to join our
R&D team in San Diego, CA USA developing natural language machine
translation systems.
In this position, under the direction of the Program Manager, you will be
responsible for or a major contributor to the development of rule-based,
statistical and hybrid natural language machine translation systems for
Asian languages including Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Tajik, Urdu, and
Chinese.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Maintain and enhance rule-based translation modules of existing and new
language pairs.

-Develop and deploy statistically-based techniques for enhancement of both
rule-based and statistical machine translation systems.

-Supervise the acquisition and processing of corpora, monolingual and
multi-lingual, in the above languages.

-Supervise the encoding of lexical and linguistic rules of existing and
new language pairs.

-Stay abreast of and utilize leading-edge techniques as reported in
journals and technical conventions in the Natural Language Processing (NLP)
space.

-Plan, execute and report status on multi-person MT projects in pursuit of
increased translation quality, efficient operation and specific customer
requirements.


Required Skills:

-Native or fluent speaker, reader and writer of at least one of the above
languages as well as English.

-Bachelor's or Advanced degree in Computer Science

-Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Natural Language Processing

-Very good C/C++ and script (Perl, Python, AWK, etc) programming skills.
Required Experience:

-At least one full product development cycle developing production software
in a commercial environment including familiarity with version control
tools and real-world software development life cycles.

-Commercial experience developing Machine Translation systems a plus.


Please submit resume to the e-mail address provided below and refer to job
number SD_PRHI_CF_200810.

SYSTRAN is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all
positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, military service, or any other legally protected status.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: ssi_prhi_jobsystransoft.com
Contact Information:
Program Manager Alan Watkins
Email: ssi_prhi_jobsystransoft.com

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