LINGUIST List 8.120

Tue Jan 28 1997

Jobs: Chinese, Computational, Computational

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <seelylinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Russell S. Tomlin, Chinese linguistics, University of Oregon
  2. Angie Chiaverini, Comp. Linguistics / Text Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Brian Ulicny, Computational Linguistics Job

Message 1: Chinese linguistics, University of Oregon

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:54:58 -0800 (PST)
From: Russell S. Tomlin <tomlinOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: Chinese linguistics, University of Oregon

Opening for a Chinese linguist
University of Oregon, Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures


Description:

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures seeks a dynamic
scholar and teacher who is a specialist in the area of Chinese
sociolinguistics or cultural linguistics. We are hoping to build upon
our strengths with a candidate whose research agenda contributes to a
program in literary, theoretical, and cultural studies.

Responsibilties:

The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese
linguistics, cultural linguistics, and language pedagogy as well as
managing and directing the Chinese language program. The position
also includes coordinating and directing the fall term orientation for
graduate teaching fellows in Chinese, organizing the summer Chinese
language program, and active research and publication in the field of
Chinese sociolinguistics or cultural linguistics.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or ABD in Chinese linguistics. Native or near-native fluency in
Mandarin Chinese and English, attested ability and recent experience
in directing and participating in a large undergraduate Chinese
language program, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate
courses in Chinese linguistics, cultural linguistics, and language
pedagogy, demonstrated expertise and graduate work in foreign language
education, and formal graduate training in Chinese cultural studies.
We will give priority to candidates with demonstrated expertise and
graduate work in foreign language education, and formal graduate
training in Chinese culture. Candidates with a well-developed
research portfolio and direction are encouraged to apply.

Applications due by: February 1, 1997

Send letter of application, vita, and three letters of reference to:
Chinese Search Committee, Dept. of East Asian Languages and
Literatures, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.
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Message 2: Comp. Linguistics / Text Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 97 16:26:00 EST
From: Angie Chiaverini <achiavercgi.com>
Subject: Comp. Linguistics / Text Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA


Title: R&D in Computational Linguistics / Text Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Group, Inc., Research and Technology Development department,
invite a researcher in text interpretation, information filtering,
retrieval and integration, fact extraction. If you are interested in
independent, innovative work and leadership of small R&D teams you
will find this an excellent opportunity.

We will consider both full-time and part-time candidates.

Carnegie Group, located in Pittsburgh, PA, has a strong record of
technology development and of practical, deployed applications in text
processing.

Examples include
 * TIPSTER/UNDERLINE - we are developing text summarization technology and
tools, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University;
 * the CONSTRUE/TIS system we developed for Reuters Ltd. to categorize
a database of news stories; CONSTRUE achieved 92% recall, 90%
precision on a 88 category set covering general economic news;
 * TCS (Text Categorization Shell) is a generic shell that
categorizes a stream of texts into a predetermined set of categories
based on content;
 * Situational Filter - a project to develop an approach to categorizing and
filtering battlefield message traffic "tuned" to the commander's current
view of the situation;
 * JASPER (Journalist's Assistant for Preparing Earnings Reports)
takes as input a live feed of company press releases from PR
Newswire, extracts a predetermined set of information, reformats that
information into a candidate Reuters news story and ships it off to a
financial journalist for validation;
 * CAT is a large machine translation project for Caterpillar Corporation,
being developed by Carnegie Group in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon
University's Center for Machine Translation;
 * commercial software products such as NameFinder - extractor of names
entities, and ClearCheck - controlled authoring environment.


 POSITION DESCRIPTION
 ====================

 This researcher will join an R&D team dedicated to creation and early
investigation of advanced technologies. She/he will focus on projects
in the areas of information filtering, retrieval and integration, natural
text processing, fact extraction.

Her/his responsibilities would include:

 - lead development of innovative ideas and preparation of powerful,
winning research proposals for Government R&D funding, in cooperation with
Business Development group;

 - act as a Principal Investigator or a key researcher on a variety of
research and technology development projects;

 - interface with customers;

 - lead rapid prototyping of proof of concept demonstrations;

 - write and publish conference papers, journal articles.

 - support transition of promising technologies into engineering
organization


CONTACT:

 Dr. Alexander Kott
 Director, R&TD
 Carnegie Group, Inc.
 5 PPG Place
 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 (412) 642-6900
 (412) 642-6906

 akottcgi.com


Alexander Kott, PhD
Director
Research and
Technology Development
Carnegie Group, Inc.
(412) 642-6900
mailto:akottcgi.com
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Message 3: Computational Linguistics Job

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 16:56:24 -0700
From: Brian Ulicny <ulicnyqdeck.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics Job

This replaces a recent informal announcement. NOTE: If you have already
sent a CV, please do not bother to send another. ALSO NOTE: respond to:
nelsonqdeck.com

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Quarterdeck Corporation, Marina Del Rey, CA is seeking applicants for the
following position:

Title: Computational Linguist

 Requirements:
 Masters in Linguistics or related field (prefer PhD)
 Familiarity with C/C++ or Java
 Familiarity with Government-Binding theory a plus

 Duties:
 Design and implement computational applications of linguistic theory
for information retrieval and management applications, including
WebCompass. Major duties involve extending and maintaining tools for
tokenizing, contextual part of speech tagging, noun phrase extraction,
language identification, (multilingual) automatic summarization, logical
form analysis, question-answering. Projected needs may include
multilingual noun phrase extraction, automatic anaphora resolution,
discourse analysis, proper name classification.

Please send short cover letter and CV with date available and U.S. work
status to:

Jay Nelson
nelsonqdeck.com (email preferred, send ASCII with Postscript or Word
attachment if possible)

mail: WebCompass Group
Quarterdeck Corporation
13160 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

fax: 310 309 3717

The Company

Founded in 1983, Quarterdeck Corporation develops, markets, and supports
world-class software products which enhance computing on desktop PCs,
corporate intranets and the Internet. Key products include diagnostic and
conflict resolution, hard disk, memory and performance utilities; fax,
remote control and communications software; and Internet networking,
collaboration and search technology. The company?s broad range of customers
include major corporations, government agencies, educational institutions,
small business, and individual PC users throughout the world. Gross
revenues for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1996 were $165 million.

Corporate headquarters are located in Marina del Rey, California, with a
European manufacturing and technical support facility located in Dublin,
Ireland; a manufacturing and technical support facility in Columbia,
Missouri; a direct marketing division located in Clearwater, Florida; and
various other offices throughout the United States. As of the end of
October 1996, Quarterdeck employed more than 600 people worldwide.

StarNine Technologies, Quarterdeck?s Macintosh products subsidiary located
in Berkeley, California, develops and markets Internet solutions for the
Macintosh market.

The Company?s Products

Quarterdeck?s business units are dedicated to delivering powerful software
tools to the Windows 95/NT and Macintosh markets for its broad range of
customers. The company is applying its significant technology resources to
create synergistic product solutions utilizing intelligent agent technology
as well as the latest developments in the areas of component development
and Microsoft ActiveX technology.

?Quarterdeck?s utilities products enhance the performance of personal
computers running DOS, Microsoft Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows NT.
Its broad range of utility products include CleanSweep, MagnaRAM 97, QEMM,
Hijaak Pro, Fix It, Zip It, Name It and Partition It.

?Quarterdeck?s Information Management Internet technology, showcased by
WebCompass 2.0, is designed to simplify the process of finding, sorting,
and maintaining data found on the Internet.

?Quarterdeck?s Communications products include Procomm Plus, the leading
data communications package; Procomm Rapid Remote, a newly-released remote
control product; and Remote Meeting, a document sharing product for local
area networks and the Internet. When combined, these and other Quarterdeck
technologies form a total communications solution.
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