LINGUIST List 14.37

Tue Jan 7 2003

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Idilia Inc., Quebec

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  1. matt.colledge, Computational Ling: Computational Linguist, Idilia Inc., Quebec

Message 1: Computational Ling: Computational Linguist, Idilia Inc., Quebec

Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 15:45:40 +0000
From: matt.colledge <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Computational Linguist, Idilia Inc., Quebec

University or Organization: Idilia Inc.
Rank of Job: Computational Linguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning



Information technology start-up, based in Montreal, Canada, seeks top
computational linguist with C++ programming experience.

Candidate will be part of an R&D team of 6 specialists responsible for
developing advanced information retrieval technology based on sense
disambiguation over unstructured text.


Candidate will develop sense disambiguation technology to support
information retrieval, and will initially be responsible for:
-Designing, building and testing components for fine and coarse
sense disambiguation based on semantic constraints; 
-Developing linguistic components for parsing, named entity
recognition and boundary detection;
-Developing and testing techniques for semantically expanding queries
to improve precision and recall using a semantically enhanced index;
-Developing and experimenting with techniques for unsupervised
acquisition of compound and collocation frames.

Candidate Qualifications and Characteristics:

-Post-graduate computational linguistics degree, with record of
academic excellence
-Experience with the application of machine learning techniques to
linguistic problems
-2+ years practical experience designing and programming complex
systems in C++ in a commercial R&D environment
-History of superior creativity and performance


Competitive salary, stock options, full vacation and benefits.		

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Matthew Colledge
	Idilia Inc.
	416 boul. de Maisonneuve ouest, 
	Suite 416
	Montreal, Quebec H3A1L2
	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Matthew Colledge.
	Tel: +1 (514) 843-6897
	Fax: +1 (514) 843-3347

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