LINGUIST List 12.1806

Fri Jul 13 2001

Jobs: Japanese Syntax/Lexicography Microsoft Corp USA

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  1. NL Jobs, Japanese Syntax Computational Ling at Microsoft Corp, Washington USA
  2. NL Jobs, Japanese Lexicographer at Microsoft Corp, Washington USA

Message 1: Japanese Syntax Computational Ling at Microsoft Corp, Washington USA

Date: 10 Jul 2001 23:33:38 -0000
From: NL Jobs <NLJobsmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Japanese Syntax Computational Ling at Microsoft Corp, Washington USA


Rank of Job: NA
Areas Required: Computational Linguist
Other Desired Areas: Japanese
University or Organization: Microsoft Corp
Department: Natural Language Group
State or Province: Washington
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: NA
Contact: NL Jobs NLJobsmicrosoft.com

Address for Applications:
One Microsoftway
Redmond
Washington 98052
USA

[1] Computational linguist for Japanese morphology
Status: Permanent

The primary task for this position is to enhance and expand Japanese
morpho-syntax rules in accordance with the overall architecture of the
Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system. This task also
includes statistical data analysis on morpho-syntactic phenomenon,
data mining of morpho-syntactic features. To conduct the above
mentioned tasks successfully, not only the high level of linguistic
knowledge but also sufficient ability of programming tools and
handling large amount of data is fundamental. Other responsibilities
include supports for Lexical information acquisition and maintenance
and supports for training data acquisition. Native proficiency of
Japanese language and an advanced degree in Linguistics, Computer
Science, or a closely related discipline are required. Responsibility
Enhancement and maintenance of Japanese morpho-syntax
rule. Development and maintenance of tools for morpho-syntax data
collection and analysis. Supports for lexical data acquisition and
training data creation.

Qualification: Knowledge of Computational Linguistics in particular
computational morphology. Knowledge of statistical Natural Language
Processing. High level knowledge of Japanese morphology and
lexicography. High programming skills in J-Perl and VB. Knowledge of
other programming languages is a strong plus. Experience in relevant
esearch/commercial R&D projects is also a strong plus. 
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Message 2: Japanese Lexicographer at Microsoft Corp, Washington USA

Date: 10 Jul 2001 23:33:38 -0000
From: NL Jobs <NLJobsmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Japanese Lexicographer at Microsoft Corp, Washington USA


Rank of Job: NA
Areas Required: Computational Linguist
Other Desired Areas: Japanese 
University or Organization: Microsoft Corp
Department: Natural Language Group
State or Province: Washington
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: NA
Contact: NL Jobs NLJobsmicrosoft.com

Address for Applications:
One Microsoftway
Redmond
Washington 98052
USA

[2] Japanese Lexicographer
Status: Temporary (up to 10 months)

The primary task for this position is to enhance and maintain lexical
information in our lexicon database in accordance with the overall
architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system in
cooperation with supervising linguists and developers. Actual
assignment includes (1) word search for pre-defined lexical semantic
features, (2) addition of new lexical information to the lexicon
database, (3) integrity check of new information in the lexicon
database, (4) bug fixes in the database. These assignments require (1)
high level knowledge of Japanese lexical semantics, (2) good programming
skills of J perl and VB, (3) efficient large data management skills.
Other tasks are (1) corpus study for new lexical semantic features, (2)
assistance in lexicon building from lexicon database, (3) bug fixes in
the lexicon. Native proficiency of Japanese language and a degree in
Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline are
required. Knowledge of corpus-based lexicography, statistical
approaches to NLP are very helpful. Qualification for this position
includes (1) Knowledge of Computational Linguistics in particular
computational lexicography, (2) High level knowledge of Japanese
lexicography and/or morphology, (3) Knowledge of lexical semantics, (4)
High programming skills in J-Perl and Visual Basic. Knowledge of other
programming languages such as SQL, C/C++ is a strong plus. Experience
in relevant research/commercial R&D projects is also a strong plus. 
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