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LINGUIST List 19.3244

Mon Oct 27 2008

Jobs: Taxonomies, NLP: Knowledge Base Engineer, Mountain View Start-Up

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        1.    Shelley Smith, Taxonomies, NLP: Knowledge Base Engineer, Mountain View Start-Up Environment, CA, USA


Message 1: Taxonomies, NLP: Knowledge Base Engineer, Mountain View Start-Up Environment, CA, USA
Date: 24-Oct-2008
From: Shelley Smith <ssmith2004gmail.com>
Subject: Taxonomies, NLP: Knowledge Base Engineer, Mountain View Start-Up Environment, CA, USA
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University or Organization: Mountain View Start-Up Environment
Job Location: California, USA
Job Rank: Knowledge Base Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Taxonomies, Knowledge Base


Description:

We are seeking a talented Knowledge Base Engineer to help us build, expand
and refine taxonomies that serve as the basis of an intelligent search
engine that matches jobs and candidates.

If you are interested in natural language and are trained in linguistics or
related field, if you like to research and organize new information, and
would enjoy learning more about the wide range of jobs that exist in the
world, then this might be the job for you.

Essential functions:

The ideal candidate will successfully build, enhance, test, and maintain
in-house taxonomies, and assist with other areas of the development
process. Specifically:

- Proactively identify and develop concepts and terms for new industries
or functional areas based on:
*Data from in-house text analysis tools
*Supporting research of secondary source materials
*Consultation with Subject Matter Experts
- Refine and improve existing definitions in the Knowledge Base
- Contribute to job and resume test suites
- Troubleshoot, fix, verify, and document reported matching problems
- Maintain accurate, current records in our bug tracking system and
documentation archives

Qualifications:

Educational background:
- Minimum BA/BS and well-rounded education
- Linguistic training and practical experience, especially in the fields
of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, lexicography
- Strong language skills, with foreign language ability a big plus
- Some familiarity with computational linguistics, natural language
processing, or text retrieval would be useful

Relevant skills and experience:
- Experience building or working with taxonomies or ontologies highly
desirable
- Interest in exploring, understanding and organizing data from fields
outside your current areas of expertise
- Strong logical, analytical, organizational abilities with a high level
of common sense and excellent follow-through
- Self-motivated, energetic, good attention to detail, fast learner
- Some programming experience and use of scripting tools in a Unix/Linux
environment
- Commitment to meeting deadlines

This position is located in Mountain View, CA, in a small start-up environment.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: ssmith2004gmail.com
Contact Information:
Shelley Smith
Email: ssmith2004gmail.com

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