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Sat Jan 30 2010

Internships: Comp Ling,Machine Learning: 2 Interns, Microsoft, Dublin, Ireland

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        1.    Bryna McCool, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning: 2 Interns, Microsoft, Dublin, Ireland

Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning: 2 Interns, Microsoft, Dublin, Ireland
Date: 28-Jan-2010
From: Bryna McCool <brynammicrosoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning: 2 Interns, Microsoft, 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

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Duration: 01-Jun-2010 to 28-Jul-2011
Compensation: Paid 21,789 Euro Per Annum
Internship Location: Dublin, Ireland
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: See Description above

Please note our Internship are only open to students who will return to
University after completion of their placement. The duration is 6-12 months.

Internship #1:
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 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.

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.

Internship #2 -
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.

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
- 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
- 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

Note: Due to work permit regulations, this internship is only 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.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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