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LINGUIST List 21.1623

Sun Apr 04 2010

Jobs: English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Intelius, Inc.

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        1.    Andrew Borthwick, English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Intelius, Inc., Bellevue, Washington, USA

Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Intelius, Inc., Bellevue, Washington, USA
Date: 02-Apr-2010
From: Andrew Borthwick <aborthwickgmail.com>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Scientist, Intelius, Inc., Bellevue, Washington, USA
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University or Organization: Intelius, Inc.
Department: Data Research
Job Location: Washington, USA
Web Address: http://www.intelius.com
Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Record Linkage

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Record Linkage and Information Extraction Engineer/Scientist

Your first task will be to develop and deploy advanced algorithms for
determining which profiles in Intelius' database of over 300 million
records refer to the same individual. For instance, which of the over 3,000
'Richard Jones' profiles on our site are about the same person? This
challenging problem is variously known as person matching, record linkage,
data deduplication, and entity resolution.

Secondly, you will work to enhance and extend Intelius' system for doing
information extraction from biographical paragraphs. An example problem
would be to extract education, job title, image, and descriptive snippets
for each individual from a page such as
http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/execs.html.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a very large database, a large
crawl of the web, ample hardware, and a great team of engineers focused on
these problems. The position will be at our headquarters in Bellevue,
Washington and will offer a competitive salary and great benefits package.

Responsibilities:
Research and develop massively scalable algorithms to reduce the degree of
duplication in Intelius' profile database while minimizing false positives.
Enhance and extend Intelius' person information extraction algorithms. This
task requires high-precision solutions in a range of natural language
processing tasks including named entity identification, attribute
extraction, and intra-document coreference resolution. The candidate will
deploy this system to run on a massive web crawl.

Required Skills:
* Masters degree in computer science
* Experience in working with text data
* Strong hands-on skills in Java or Python
* Experience with complex regular expressions
* Detail oriented
* Track record of making sound assumptions in order to constrain and solve
ill-defined and complex problems

Desired Skills:
* Ph.D. in computer science or computational linguistics
* Experience in entity resolution, a.k.a. record linkage, cross-document
coreference, duplicate record detection
* Machine learning
* Experience with GATE or other open source NLP toolkits
* Prior startup experience
* Experience with Hadoop, web crawlers

We offer:
* Competitive Compensation
* 401K with Employer Match
* PPO Medical, Dental and Vision insurance plan for you & dependents
* Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays

Application Deadline:

Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/a8EQxy
Contact Information:
Metina Lidnin
Email: mlidninintelius.com

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