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LINGUIST List 22.631

Mon Feb 07 2011

Internships: Applied Ling, Comp Ling: Intern, NLP, Microsoft

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        1.     Jacqueline Breslin , Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics: Intern, Natural Language Technology Development, Microsoft

Message 1: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics: Intern, Natural Language Technology Development, Microsoft
Date: 07-Feb-2011
From: Jacqueline Breslin <internjbmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics: Intern, Natural Language Technology Development, Microsoft
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University or Organization: Microsoft
Department: Staffing
Web Address: http://microsoft.com

Type of Work: Nlp

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics

Position-type: Salaried
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: - 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

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to Microsoft Natural Language
technology development? Are you interested in salaried position in Natural Language
Processing and Computational Linguistics? Do you know what an
agglutinative language is and how it differs from other languages? If so, we
might just have the position for you.

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.

Our team is looking for a person that will help to evaluate the specifications
of proofing tools, conduct linguistic tests on newly created proofing tools
and support vendors creating these tools. 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.


- Review Linguistic documents/specifications for spellers, thesauri and

- Work alongside linguistic vendors and Natural Language Group in US to
determine the quality of the Proofing Tools

- Support vendors with linguistic issues/linguistic tool support

- Manage bugs, drive issues to resolution

- Manage transfer of files/accepting vendor handoffs etc.

- Look to improve processes within the project

- Work on Machine translation, translation memory and controlled
language integration, validation and testing

- Conduct research and pilots into novel uses of language technology in
Develop prototype tools and solutions

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Jacqueline Breslin
Email: internjbmicrosoft.com
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