LINGUIST List 7.1077

Fri Jul 26 1996

Jobs: Postdoc in Cognitive Science, Lx-related software job

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  1. Michael Brent, Postdoc announcement
  2. Lisa Eckstein, Linguistics-related software job in Silicon Valley

Message 1: Postdoc announcement

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 15:52:27 EDT
From: Michael Brent <>
Subject: Postdoc announcement



Available projects include:

 o Speech segmentation and word discovery
 o The acquisition of phonology
 o The acquisition of syntactic categories

The fellow will also have the opportunity to develop new projects.

Applicants should have:

 o Experience building a large software system in C or C++ 
 o Serious interest in language acquisition and/or 
 language processing as natural sciences

Knowledge of theoretical linguistics, probability, and statistics are

The position is funded by an NIH grant to Michael Brent. Funding
starts in the fall of 1996 (exact date negotiable) and is guaranteed
for one year. The fellow is expected to seek outside funding for at
least one additional year.


Michael Brent				email:
Department of Cognitive Science		fax:	410-516-8020
Johns Hopkins University		
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Message 2: Linguistics-related software job in Silicon Valley

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 10:17:21 EDT
From: Lisa Eckstein <>
Subject: Linguistics-related software job in Silicon Valley

Opportunity in Knowledge Engineering

Resumix, Inc. is an Open Systems software company specializing in
software solutions for the Human Resources marketplace. Our lead
product is the most advanced computerized resume processing system in
the world. It reads resumes with an optical character reader,
automatically extracts name, address, education, job history, and
skills from resumes, and matches them to a company's job openings. The
Resumix knowledge base forms the core technology of the Resumix
system, allowing documents to be processed by computer.
We are looking for individuals who can enhance, test, and maintain our
knowledge base, interact well with our customers and with other groups
within Resumix, and/or assist with other areas of our development

Knowledge Engineering Duties
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* Refine and improve rules and definitions of terms in the knowledge base
* Proactively develop skill terms and categories for new industries 
 through research of secondary source material 
* Verify, document, and fix customer-reported extraction problems
* Create new test procedures and maintain accurate, current records in our bug
 tracking system
* Work with customers to expand our knowledge base and clarify reported proble
* Coordinate with other Resumix departments, particularly Account Management,
 Sales, and Technical Support

The ideal candidate will have:
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* Well-rounded education 
* Strong language skills, especially excellent understanding of English 
 syntax and spelling
* Logical and analytical abilities
* Familiarity with Linguistics, Symbolic Systems, Information Sciences,
 or Formal Logic
* Foreign language ability a plus, particularly French, Spanish, or German

Strong interpersonal skills:
* Ability to work both independently and as a part of an engineering team
* Self-motivated, energetic, good attention to detail, fast learner
* Well organized, with excellent follow-through
* Experience with customer interaction a plus

Computer experience:
* Familiarity with UNIX and emacs or vi
* PC literate (DOS, Windows) 
Relevant technical background:
* Experience with text retrieval, pattern matching, or database systems
* Some programming experience and use of scripting tools helpful
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send us
your resume, including a cover letter indicating the aspects of the
job description in which you are interested and qualified. Send the
information to:
 Recognition Group
 Resumix, Inc.
 890 Ross Drive
 Sunnyvale, CA 94089
 FAX: 408-744-3890
Resumix, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
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