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Sat Mar 21 2009

Jobs: English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, TextWise LLC

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        1.    Wen Ruan, English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, TextWise LLC, Rochester, NY, USA

Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, TextWise LLC, Rochester, NY, USA
Date: 19-Mar-2009
From: Wen Ruan <wentextwise.com>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, TextWise LLC, Rochester, NY, USA
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University or Organization: TextWise LLC
Job Location: New York, USA
Web Address: http://www.textwise.com
Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

TextWise LLC is actively undertaking research, development, and
productization of semantic technologies. As part of this effort, we have
an immediate need for a research scientist to perform the following duties:

- Investigate and elaborate techniques for representing the semantic
content of natural language texts.
- Develop language-specific and language-independent algorithms and
heuristics.
- Develop software prototypes in order to test these algorithms and
heuristics using real world data.
- Corpus analysis for the discovery of linguistic patterns and features.
- Develop and maintain content databases for development and testing.
- Design and perform evaluations of algorithms and prototypes.

Required qualifications for this position are as follows:

- Masters or PhD in linguistics, computational linguistics, or closely
related area.
- Competence in programming in one or more of the following: C/C++, Perl
or Java.
- Experience in developing and applying corpus-based methods in text analysis.
- Fluency in English.
- Experience creating taxonomies and/or ontologies extremely desirable.
- Experience in machine learning techniques a plus.
- Fluency (speaking, reading, and language theory) of one foreign language
preferred.

TextWise is a small company with a start-up atmosphere. The team style is
collaborative and high energy. You will work daily with a team of
scientists. In addition, you will also interact with the Software
Engineers, Quality Assurance, Project Management, and Sales.

This position reports to the Chief Science Officer. Salary is commensurate
with experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: job_ref_500textwise.com
Contact Information:
Wen Ruan
Email: wentextwise.com

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