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LINGUIST List 20.4151

Fri Dec 04 2009

Internships: Comp Ling: 2 Internships, Microsoft, Dublin, Ireland

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        1.    Bryna McCool, Computational Linguistics: 2 Internships, Microsoft's Natural Language Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: 2 Internships, Microsoft's Natural Language Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Date: 04-Dec-2009
From: Bryna McCool <internjbmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: 2 Internships, Microsoft's Natural Language Technology, Dublin, Ireland
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University or Organization: Microsoft
Department: European Development Centre
Web Address: https://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/ie/home.aspx

Type of Work: Computational Linguistics Software Development

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Compensation: Paid: 21,789 Euro/Annually
Internship Location: Dublin, Ireland
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: - Current student of linguistics, computational linguistics or computer science which includes natural language processing - Good communication skills are a must, both written and verbal - Good programming skills. Some knowledge of any of the following languages: C#, Java, Visual Basic.Net or C++ - Fluency of a foreign language would be advantageous but not essential

Description:
Would you like the opportunity to contribute to Microsoft Natural Language technology development? Are you interested in Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics? Are you curious about geopolitical testing of natural language software? Do you want to know how natural language can help when searching the Internet? If so, we'd like you to join the Language Technology Team (LTT) and Office Online team for an internship.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Language Technology Team (LTT) is a member of Information Worker division of Microsoft responsible for providing Proofing Tools to several Microsoft applications including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office for Mac. LTT is responsible for providing Proofing Tools for over 70 different languages, everything from established European languages such as French and Spanish to minority languages such as Maori and Zulu! Our team is looking for an intern that will help the evaluation of spellers, grammars, thesauri using linguistic quality metrics. The successful candidate will also help test the quality of new spellers for the Local Language Program which promotes minority languages through technology. If you have a passion for language and technology, this is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in the world of computational linguistics.

We also have a position available in Office Online focused on language technology integration in the global content delivery and translation process. Here we look at machine translation & post-editing, multilingual search, controlled language and translation memory.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Understand internal linguistic metrics methodologies for all Proofing Tools (Speller, Thesaurus, Hyphenator, Grammar, Autocorrect lists, Wordbreakers and Stemmers).
- Define linguistic quality bars; developing linguistic quality strategy, and/or metrics for all Proofing Tools
- Work to develop new linguistic test tools
- Assist the geopolitical/offensive terminology prevention testing for Proofing Tools
- Work alongside linguistic vendors and Natural Language Group in US to determine the quality of the Proofing Tools
- Work on Machine translation, translation memory and controlled language integration, validation and testing
- Conduct research and pilots into novel uses of language technology in translation
Develop prototype tools and solutions


HOW TO APPLY:
To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to: internjbmicrosoft.com

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
The Application closing date is the 15th of January.


PLEASE NOTE:
-Due to work permit regulations, this internship is open to European Union students in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs or non-EU students currently enrolled in an Irish Universities/College program which requires an internship/co-op placement.
-The standard duration is 12 months but shorter time periods can also be considered.
-You must be returning to full-time study after the completion of the internship.
-Unfortunately the position is not open to applicants who have already completed their degree, or will do so before the start of the internship.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Bryna McCool
Email: internjbmicrosoft.com
Phone: 353012797971

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