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LINGUIST List 21.207

Wed Jan 13 2010

Internships: Comp Ling: Information Extraction, Intelius, California, USA

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        1.    Andrew Borthwick, Computational Linguistics: Information Extraction Graduate Summer Intern, Intelius, Redwood City, California, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Information Extraction Graduate Summer Intern, Intelius, Redwood City, California, USA
Date: 11-Jan-2010
From: Andrew Borthwick <aborthwickintelius.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Information Extraction Graduate Summer Intern, Intelius, Redwood City, California, USA
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University or Organization: Intelius, Inc.
Department: Data Research Team
Web Address: http://www.intelius.com

Type of Work: NLP

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Duration: 01-Jun-2010 to 31-Aug-2010
Compensation: Paid: Competitive
Internship Location: Redwood City, California, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: Current graduate student

The successful candidate will work to enhance and extend Intelius' system for doing information extraction from biographical data. 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 task is similar to the WePS-2 attribute extraction task (see http://nlp.uned.es/weps/weps2/papers/weps2-ae-task-description.pdf)

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a large crawl of the web, ample hardware, and a team of engineers focused on the problem. The internship will be at our Silicon Valley office in Redwood City, California and will offer a competitive salary.

* Primary goal is to enhance and extend Intelius' information extraction algorithms. This task encompasses work in high-precision named entity identification, attribute extraction, intra-document coreference resolution, tokenization, and sentence boundary detection. The candidate will then test these algorithms by running experiments on a massive scale.

Required Skills:
* Graduate student working on an M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, or related field
* Thesis focus on entity resolution or information extraction preferred.
* Strong hands-on skills in Java or Python
* Experience with complex regular expressions

Desired skills:
* Familiarity with entity resolution literature
* Experience with GATE or other NLP toolkits
* Experience with Hadoop

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTELIUSCORP&cws=1&rid=31
Contact Information:
Andrew Borthwick, Ph.D.
Email: aborthwickintelius.com
Phone: 425-974-8912
Fax: 650-365-3300
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