LINGUIST List 9.286

Thu Feb 26 1998

Jobs: Cycorp (Software), Applied Ling (Canada)

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Gene Rohrbaugh, Job openings at Cycorp, Inc.
  2. Jeff Tennant, Applied Linguistics Job in Canada

Message 1: Job openings at Cycorp, Inc.

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:41:36 -0600 (CST)
From: Gene Rohrbaugh <>
Subject: Job openings at Cycorp, Inc.

Cycorp, a leader in development of software with common sense, has
opportunities for several individuals to join us as knowledge

These positions involve working with the Cyc(TM) technology -- an
immense, broad, multi-contextual knowledge base which our group has
developed over the last fourteen years. The Cyc(TM) knowledge base,
spanning fundamental human knowledge, enables a multitude of
knowledge-intensive products and services which will revolutionize the
way in which people use and interact with computers: semantic
information retrieval, consistency-checking of structured information,
deductive integration of heterogeneous data bases, natural language
interfaces able to cope with realistic levels of
ambiguity/terseness/contextualization, and many more.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to contribute to our
ongoing knowledge entry effort. Knowledge enterers formalize facts,
rules of thumb, and heuristics for reasoning about the objects and
events of everyday life. Facility with logic is essential for the
position (especially first-order predicate calculus, nonmonotonic
reasoning, and 2nd-order and higher quantification.) Knowledge of
metaphysics, semantics, linguistics and/or computer programming a

For further information about our company and our technology, please
visit our Website at

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and a cover
letter to:

 Kathleen Black
 Cycorp Inc.
 3721 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
 Austin TX 78731

Please refer to "Knowledge Entry" in your cover letter.
Cycorp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Message 2: Applied Linguistics Job in Canada

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 11:08:58 -0500
From: Jeff Tennant <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics Job in Canada

The Faculty of Arts (Department of French) and the Faculty of
Education at the University of Western Ontario invite applications for
an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of
Applied Linguistics. This is a tenure-track position. The ideal
candidate will have a PhD, an excellent research and publication
record, and teaching experience in the field of Second Language
Acquisition and Teaching. Teaching experience at the elementary or
secondary level would be an asset. She/he will also have native or
native-like fluency in French. Please send a curriculum vitae and the
names of three referees before April 30, 1998, to Dr. A. Pearson,
Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London,
Ontario, N6A 1G7. Contract begins on July 1, 1998. Position is subject
to budget approval. In accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian Citizens and
Permanent Residents of Canada. The University of Western Ontario is
committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace,
and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including
women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons
with disabilities.

La Faculte des arts (Departement de francais) et la Faculte des
sciences de l'education de l'Universite Western Ontario sont a la
recherche d'un-e professeur-e adjoint-e en linguistique appliquee. Ce
poste peut mener a la permanence. Le/la candidat-e ideal-e aura un
PhD, un excellent dossier de publications et de l'experience
pedagogique dans le domaine de l'acquisition et de la didactique des
langues secondes. L'experience dans l'enseignement au niveau
elementaire ou secondaire serait un atout. Le/la candidat-e aura une
parfaite maitrise du francais. Veuillez envoyer, avant le 30 avril
1998, un curriculum vitae avec les noms de trois personnes pouvant
fournir des references, au Dr. A. Pearson, Doyen, Faculty of
Education, Universite Western Ontario, London (Ontario), N6A 1G7. La
date d'entree en fonctions est le 1er juillet, 1998. Ce poste est
sujet a l'approbation budgetaire. Conformement aux exigeances
relatives a l'immigration au Canada, cette annonce s'adresse aux
citoyen-e-s canadien-ne-s et aux resident-e-s permanent-e
s. L'Universite Western Ontario s'engage a respecter l'equite en
matiere d'emploi. Pour promouvoir la diversite dans le lieu de
travail, elle encourage toute candidature provenant de personnes
qualifiees, y compris les femmes, les membres de minorites visibles,
les autochtones, et les personnes


Jeff Tennant
Vice-directeur / Vice-Chair
Departement de francais / Department of French
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
N6A 3K7

tel: (519) 661-2111 xt 5688
 (519) 661-2163 (messages)
fax: (519) 661-3470

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