LINGUIST List 8.1260

Thu Sep 4 1997

Jobs: Japanese Studies, Lead Corpus Developer

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <>


  1. Tsuyoshi Ono, JOB
  2. Amy J. Uhrbach, Lead Corpus Developer at Kurzweil AI

Message 1: JOB

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 11:45:08 -0700 (MST)
From: Tsuyoshi Ono <onoU.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: JOB

UNIV. OF ARIZONA. The Department of East Asian Studies invites
applications and nominations for two Assistant Professor's positions
(tenure track) in Japanese Studies. Teaching responsibilities will be
divided between undergraduate and graduate courses. All fields of
Japanese Studies will be seriously considered, but we especially welcome
applications in classical literature, Japanese religions, and second
language acquisition and teaching. An exceptionally strong language
background is required. The appointment is to begin Fall 1998, by which
time the appointee is to have the Ph.D. in hand. Salary is competitive.
The University of Arizona is vigorously committed to affirmative action.
Send a letter of application, vita, and 3 letters of recommendation to
Robert Gimello, Acting Head, Department of East Asian Studies, Franklin
404, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Search will remain open
until position is filled; however, the search committee will begin
reviewing applications on Nov. 15, 1997. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.
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Message 2: Lead Corpus Developer at Kurzweil AI

Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 08:08:19 -0400
From: Amy J. Uhrbach <>
Subject: Lead Corpus Developer at Kurzweil AI

Date: 4 September 1997 Full Time
Job Title: Lead Corpus Developer New position
Supervising Manager: Amy Uhrbach Available Immediately

General Description:

The Context Development Department of Kurzweil AI, a division of Lernout &
Hauspie, is responsible for developing speech recognition contexts for our
dictation software. We are seeking a candidate to collect, analyze, and
develop the data necessary to customize these products for a variety of
medical, legal, and other professional fields. The position entails contact
with outside professionals and internal teams at Kurzweil, to collect large
numbers of documents used to train our software. Tasks involve negotiating
agreements for the exchange of data, overseeing the transfer of data to our
offices, and evaluation and processing of the data. The successful
candidate will be skilled in statistical analysis, have strong interpersonal
and communications skills, be able to manage a number of projects
simultaneously, and be comfortable working with computers and a variety of
data formats. Experience with statistical natural language processing is a
plus; experience working with the medical or legal professions helpful.

Other responsibilities include:
Analysis and development of strategies to capture data from sources
including internet, specialty trade CDs, privately owned DBs.
Acquiring and evaluating text data.
Processing data using scripts and other tools, and aiding in management of
Establishing criteria to judge input data quality and fit.
Contributing to the establishment of measurement criteria for judging LM
product readiness.
Development of high coverage, diverse Language Models.
Directing the activities of more junior developers.


At least 3-5 years experience working in business environments.
Skilled in statistical analysis.
Demonstrated ability to interact with both technical and non-computer
Demonstrated attention to detail.
BS/BA in relevant field.
Computer literate; UNIX, make, and scripting skills a plus.

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Dr. Amy J. Uhrbach
Manager, Context Development Group
Kurzweil AI, a division of Lernout and Hauspie
411 Waverley Oaks Road
Waltham, MA 02152
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