LINGUIST List 9.1801

Fri Dec 18 1998

Jobs: Computational linguistics at Microsoft

Editor for this issue: Brett Churchill <brettlinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist
  2. Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), Spanish Computational Linguist
  3. Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), High-Level Generation Computational Linguist
  4. Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), Computational Grammarian for French

Message 1: Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:07:03 -0800
From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist

Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist
Microsoft has an immediate need for a Semantic Knowledge Base Computational
Linguist. We are looking for candidates with a background in lexical
semantics and in either database design/implementation or graph
manipulation, to work on the development of a lexical knowledge base (kb)
that is represented as a very large and growing semantic network.
Responsibilities will include: - maintaining the kb - enhancing search
capabilities within the graph - identifying areas in the kb where efficiency
can be improved - interacting productively with linguists and computer
scientists in the development of the kb - carrying out
linguistically-motivated experiments, in collaboration with other members of
the group, to explore and subset the graph. 
Qualifications for this position include solid programming experience and a
background in as many as possible of the following areas: - distributed
databases - graph manipulation - huge, extremely interconnected networks -
optimization of graph structures - efficient search algorithms that can deal
with problems of scale. Ideally, the candidate would also have experience
programming on the NT platform, and an advanced degree in, or experience
with, linguistics or NLP. 
To apply for this position, please submit your CV/resume online to
NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist
Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10,
1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time. 
ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP: This is a great opportunity to work
with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for
unrestricted text understanding and generation. We are in the process of
designing and building a system to analyze unrestricted natural language,
taking input text, and moving from lexical/morphological analysis through
syntax, semantics, and discourse. A generation component is also planned.
The programming system and underlying principles that are used for English
have been found to be applicable to other languages. We are empirically
oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas wherever they can be
found. For additional information on the group, and its large-scale lexical
knowledge base (MindNet), see http://research.microsoft.com/research/nlp/.
For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the
World Wide Web http://research.microsoft.com/nlp. 
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Message 2: Spanish Computational Linguist

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:06:56 -0800
From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Spanish Computational Linguist

Spanish Computational Linguist
Primary responsibilities include: (a) Enhance and extend the Spanish
computational grammar and text critiquing system, in accordance with the
overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system.
The initial emphasis will be on understanding the component for the text
critiquing system, followed by the component for syntactic analysis.
(b)Testing the syntactic analysis and text critiques. Qualifications should
include: experience in linguistic research and software development; a
product focus; familiarity with Natural Language Processing; a flexible
approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced degree in linguistics,
computer science or a closely related discipline. Native proficiency in
Spanish is required; practical experience with NLP implementation issues is
highly desired.
French Computational Linguist
Primary responsibilities include: (a) Enhance and extend the French
computational grammar and text critiquing system, in accordance with the
overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system.
The initial emphasis will be on understanding the component for the text
critiquing system, followed by the component for syntactic analysis.
(b)Testing the syntactic analysis and text critiques. Qualifications should
include: experience in linguistic research and software development; a
product focus; familiarity with Natural Language Processing; a flexible
approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced degree in linguistics,
computer science or a closely related discipline. Native proficiency in
French is required; practical experience with NLP implementation issues is
highly desired. 
German Computational Linguist
Primary responsibilities include enhancing and extending the German
computational grammar and text critiquing system, in accordance with the
overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system.
The initial emphasis will be on understanding the component for the text
critiquing system, followed by the component for syntactic analysis. Testing
the syntactic analysis and text critiques. Qualifications should include
experience in linguistic research and software development; a product focus;
familiarity with Natural Language Processing; a flexible approach to
linguistic theory; and an advanced degree in linguistics, computer science
or a closely related discipline. Native proficiency in German is required;
practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desired. 
To apply for any of these positions, please submit your CV/resume online to
NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist
Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10,
1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time. 
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Message 3: High-Level Generation Computational Linguist

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:07:21 -0800
From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
Subject: High-Level Generation Computational Linguist

High-Level Generation Computational Linguist 
Microsoft has an immediate need for a High-level Generation Computational
Linguist working with our Natural Language Processing group in Microsoft
Research. We are looking for a linguist who can take the outputs of a very
broad-coverage NL analysis system and provide the automatic inputs to a
lower-level text realization component. Those outputs consist of
discourse-level representations and other knowledge representations
expressed in large semantic networks. A range of application areas should be
considered, from spoken interaction to monologic text and possibly other
modalities.
Qualifications for this position include programming experience and a
background in as many as possible of the following areas: - document
planning and microplanning - the analysis of spoken interaction - the
interface between linguistic and extra linguistic sources of information -
large-scale knowledge bases such as WordNet - functional linguistics -
computational linguistics / NLP - fluency in English and preferably also
other language(s).
To apply for this position, please submit your CV/resume online to
NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist
Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10,
1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time. 
ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP: This is a great opportunity to work
with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for
unrestricted text understanding and generation. We are in the process of
designing and building a system to analyze unrestricted natural language,
taking input text, and moving from lexical/morphological analysis through
syntax, semantics, and discourse. A generation component is also planned.
The programming system and underlying principles that are used for English
have been found to be applicable to other languages. We are empirically
oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas wherever they can be
found. For additional information on the group, and its large-scale lexical
knowledge base (MindNet), see http://research.microsoft.com/research/nlp/.
For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the
world Wide Web http://research.microsoft.com/nlp. 
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Message 4: Computational Grammarian for French

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:07:09 -0800
From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Computational Grammarian for French

Computational Grammarian for French
Microsoft has an excellent opportunity for a Computational Grammarian for
French. We are looking for candidates with fairly diverse linguistic
interests, including syntax, because the grammarian's responsibilities will
be worked out in cooperation with the existing MS French Natural Language
Processing team. These responsibilities can be broadly described as
developing and testing a computational grammar for French, in accordance
with the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language
Understanding system. There are various stages of this system, ranging from
syntactic through deeply semantic. 
The grammarian's qualifications should include experience in linguistic
research and software development; familiarity with natural language
processing; a flexible approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced degree
in linguistics, computer science, or a closely related discipline. Native
proficiency in French is assumed. Practical experience with, and interest
in, NLP implementation issues and product development are other highly
desirable attributes.
To apply for this position, please submit your CV/resume online to
NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist
Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10,
1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time. 
ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP: This is a great opportunity to work
with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for
unrestricted text understanding and generation. We are in the process of
designing and building a system to analyze unrestricted natural language,
taking input text, and moving from lexical/morphological analysis through
syntax, semantics, and discourse. A generation component is also planned.
The programming system and underlying principles that are used for English
have been found to be applicable to other languages. We are empirically
oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas wherever they can be
found. For additional information on the group, and its large-scale lexical
knowledge base (MindNet), see http://research.microsoft.com/research/nlp/.
For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the
World Wide Web http://research.microsoft.com/nlp. 
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