LINGUIST List 7.309

Wed Feb 28 1996

FYI: Internships at Sun, Blackwell Publishers (corrections)

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <dizdartam2000.tamu.edu>


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  1. Cookie.CallahanEast.Sun.COM (Cookie Callahan - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS Admin istrator), Announcement - Summer internship
  2. Michelle Baker, Announcement Correction
  3. Waruno Mahdi, Re: 7.302, FYI: Cyrillic Texts, Blackwell Publications Backlist

Message 1: Announcement - Summer internship

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 12:26:07 EST
From: Cookie.CallahanEast.Sun.COM (Cookie Callahan - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS Admin istrator) < (Cookie Callahan - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS Admin istrator)">Cookie.CallahanEast.Sun.COM (Cookie Callahan - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS Admin istrator)>
Subject: Announcement - Summer internship

Summer Internships at Sun Microsystems Laboratories (Chelmsford, MA)

Sun Microsystems Laboratories (Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 25 minutes
from Boston) is seeking students to fill one or both of the following
summer internships within the Conceptual Indexing project, a research
project that focuses on the use of natural language processing and
knowledge representation techniques to improve information access.

 1. Design and Implementation. This intern will participate in the
 design and implemention of a prototype for on-line information access,
 search and retrieval. The position requires proficiency in C and C++
 (non-classroom experience), good design practices and principles, and
 the ability to learn quickly and interact well within a project group.
 The candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing design
 discussions and take responsibility for the completion of well-defined
 modules within the proposed system. A strong interest in one of the
 following areas is required: natural language processing, knowledge
 representation, information retrieval and the World Wide Web. A
 candidate should be able to demonstrate strong creativity as well as a
 good intuition for software design. Position is open to graduate level
 students as well as exceptional undergraduates.

 2. Evaluation. This intern will work on the evaluation of Conceptual
 Indexing technology for information access. The intern in this
 position should be capable of quickly getting familiar with Conceptual
 Indexing technology (non-classroom experience in C or C++; LISP also
 useful), conducting comparative information retrieval experiments
 (experience with IR systems such as SMART and Fulcrum would be a plus),
 and clearly presenting results (solid technical writing skills). Also
 desirable are familiarity with natural language processing and
 knowledge representation, up-to-date knowledge of the information
 retrieval literature, and experience studying usability. In addition
 to evaluation of the prototype, research questions include the proper
 selection of test materials, the applicability of traditional
 information retrieval measures and consideration of possible
 alternatives, and the identification of domains and applications in
 which the technology's distinguishing features will have the greatest
 benefit to users. Position is open to graduate level students as well
 as exceptional undergraduates.

Information about the Conceptual Indexing project can be found at:

 http://www.sun.com/960201/cover/video.html
 http://www.sunlabs.com/research/knowledge

Interested? As soon as possible, contact:

 Cookie Callahan
 Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.
 Two Elizabeth Drive
 Chelmsford MA 01824-4195 USA
 Email: cookie.callahaneast.sun.com
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Message 2: Announcement Correction

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 09:22:59 EST
From: Michelle Baker <mbakerworld.std.com>
Subject: Announcement Correction

The Blackwell Publishers backlist has been updated and added to
LINGUIST. Please check it out!
You can also access all of Blackwell's books and journals on the world
wide web at http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk.
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Message 3: Re: 7.302, FYI: Cyrillic Texts, Blackwell Publications Backlist

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 13:32:26 +0100
From: Waruno Mahdi <warunoparadox.rz-berlin.mpg.de>
Subject: Re: 7.302, FYI: Cyrillic Texts, Blackwell Publications Backlist
I'd like to point out an apparent error in LINGUIST List: Vol-7-302,
item 2):

> You can also access all of Blackwell's books and journals on the world
> wide web at http://blackwellpublishers.co.uk.

I have not been able to link to the publisher's homepage at that URL.
It can however be reached at the following:

 http://www.bookshop.co.uk/BLACKWELLPUBLISHERS/default.htm

There's a special sub-catalogue for Linguists:

 http://www.bookshop.co.uk/WEBSUBJ.EXE?L000:BW:C

Best regards,

Waruno Mahdi tel: +49 30 8413 5407
Faradayweg 4-6 fax: +49 30 8413 3155
14195 Berlin email: warunoparadox.rz-berlin.mpg.de
Germany WWW: http://paradox.rz-berlin.mpg.de/
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