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Sat Feb 04 2012

Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, North Side Inc.

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        1.     Eugene Joseph , Natural Language Processing: Programmer, North Side Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, North Side Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date: 03-Feb-2012
From: Eugene Joseph <eugenenorthsideinc.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, North Side Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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University or Organization: North Side Inc.
Job Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Web Address: http://www.northsideinc.com
Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Java Programmer - NLP (Natural Language Processing)

At North Side (http://www.northsideinc.com) we're developing a natural
language dialogue pipeline.

Our first application will be the Bot Colony (http://www.botcolony.com), an
online adventure video game where the player converses with the
characters to advance in the game. Bot Colony will also be played by
people who are interested to improve their English in a fun way (especially
English as a Second Language/ESL). Check out Bot Colony online for
more information.

The language pipeline we're developing is generic, enabling computers to
converse with people on a wide-range of day-to-day topics. We expect that
our language understanding technology will find additional applications
besides the game.

We have two openings in our Montreal facility for work on Word Sense
Disambiguation and knowledge-acquisition and structuring for use in

The following qualifications are mandatory:
- Strong Java skills
- SQL/ Object-oriented databases
- Basic knowledge of English grammar (more in-depth knowledge of
English syntax, semantics and pragmatics would of ocurse be great)
- B.Sc. in Computer Scienece is a minimum requirement

Background in any Computational Linguistics sub-domain is highly
desirable: we have work in parsing, disambiguation, co-reference
resolution, Question Answering, Dialog management, ontologies, Corpus
processing, knowledge-acquisition, and evolving large lexical databases.

Education-wise, a M.Sc. or Ph.D degree in Computational Linguistics is
also desirable.

We stress, however, that Computational Linguistics background is not
mandatory, and we will interview very strong Java programmers, with
experience in databases and online applications. Even if you don't have
the formal background, you should have an interest in language
processing and the desire you to learn.

The working environment at North Side is relaxed and dynamic. You will
be part of a growing, multi-disciplinary team working on language R&D,
3D graphics, gameplay programming (the game is scripted in natural
language) and art.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: eugenenorthsideinc.com
Contact Information:
Eugene Joseph
Email: eugenenorthsideinc.com
Phone: 514-935-4566

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