LINGUIST List 9.16

Wed Jan 7 1998

Jobs: Translation, Knowledge Engineering, Morphology

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <>


  1. Erhard Hinrichs, German and Corpus Translation
  2. Erisman, Dana, Knowledge Engineering
  3. Ellen Barton, Morphology, Typology, Historical Ling, Internet Technology & Linguistics

Message 1: German and Corpus Translation

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 19:30:07 -0500 (EST)
From: Erhard Hinrichs <>
Subject: German and Corpus Translation



We are advertising a research position in the VERBMOBIL project,
which is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research
(BMBF). VERBMOBIL is concerned with the development of a portable
speech-to-speech translation system for "face-to-face"-communication.

The VERBMOBIL subproject at the Department of Computational
Linguistics in Tuebingen includes the following two tasks:

- the construction of a tree bank for the German VERBMOBIL corpus 
 with the focus on syntactic annotation.
- English-to-German translations of VERBMOBIL spoken-language
 dialogues, manual and automatic alignment of German/English
 bilingual corpora.

Candidates for the position should have native or near-native
competence in German, have research experience in German syntax, and
have good language skills in English.

The second phase of the VERBMOBIL project started in January 1997.
Funding is guaranteed until December 1998. Contingent on a successful
midterm review, funding is expected to be extended until December
2000. The successful candidate would be expected to take up the
position as soon as possible. The position is at the rank of
"Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" (salary on the German payscale of
BAT IIa; minimum of 65 000 DM per year).
Applications should include CV and an outline of research experience
and interests. Names and addresses of references would be helpful.
Applications should be sent by mail or email to the address below.

Prof. Dr. Erhard W. Hinrichs
c/o Valia Kordoni
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Abt. Computerlinguistik
Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen

Applications received by January 31, 1998 will receive full

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Message 2: Knowledge Engineering

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 18:15:33 -0800
From: Erisman, Dana <>
Subject: Knowledge Engineering

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 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

*	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 problems
*	Coordinate with other Resumix departments, particularly Account
 Management, Sales, and Technical Support

The ideal candidate will have:

*	Well-rounded education 
*	Strong language skills, especially excellent understanding of
 English syntax and spelling
*	Strong 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 as a part of an engineering team
*	Self-motivated, energetic, good attention to detail, fast
*	Well organized, with excellent follow-through
*	Experience with customer interaction a plus

Computer experience:
*	Familiarity with UNIX and emacs or vi
*	PC literate (Windows 95/NT) 
Relevant technical background:
*	Experience with text retrieval, pattern matching, or database
*	Some programming experience and use of scripting tools helpful
If you are interested in applying for a position, please send us your
resume, including a cover letter. Send the information to:
 Resumix, Inc.
 890 Ross Drive
 Sunnyvale, CA 94089
 FAX: 408-745-0836

Resumix, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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Message 3: Morphology, Typology, Historical Ling, Internet Technology & Linguistics

Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 14:57:48 -0400
From: Ellen Barton <>
Subject: Morphology, Typology, Historical Ling, Internet Technology & Linguistics

Position Opening

Linguistics Program
Department of English

Pending authorization, the Linguistics Program at Wayne State University
will search for an Associate Professor with a specialization in morphology
and subspecializations in typology and historical linguistics. The
candidate should have interests and experience in internet technology and

The position requires the Ph.D. in linguistics.

The Linguistics Program at Wayne State offers undergraduate and graduate
(M.A.) degrees in linguistics.

To apply, please send a letter and curriculum vitae by January 15, 1998:
 Professor Robert J. Burgoyne
 Chair, Department of English
 Wayne State University
 Detroit, MI 48202

Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

 Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
 employer. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

 All buildings, structures, and vehicles at Wayne State are smoke-free.

 Wayne State University--People working together to provide quality service
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