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LINGUIST List 19.3437

Tue Nov 11 2008

Jobs: English & General Linguistics: Linguist, Idilia Inc.

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        1.    Kieran Spencer, English & General Linguistics: Linguist, Idilia Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Message 1: English & General Linguistics: Linguist, Idilia Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date: 10-Nov-2008
From: Kieran Spencer <kieran.spenceridilia.com>
Subject: English & General Linguistics: Linguist, Idilia Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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University or Organization: Idilia Inc.
Job Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Web Address: http://www.idilia.com
Job Rank: Linguist

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Lexicology

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Linguist - Knowledge Base team

Natural language processing software company, based in Montreal, Canada,
seeks a linguist with solid (fluent or native) English skills.

Candidate will be part of an R&D team responsible for architecting,
developing and maintaining the one of the world's largest general-domain
semantic knowledge base. This involves:
- working with computational linguists and software engineers to research
and develop techniques for automatic knowledge extraction and linking of
general domain knowledge from unstructured and semi-structured sources
- updating and refining semantic content, managing and editing semantic and
lexical hierarchies, and improving ambiguity resolution.

Candidate Qualifications and Characteristics:

Requirements:
- Degree in Linguistics
- Excellent academic record
- Proven ability to work well in teams
- Strong dedication and commitment
- Interest in lexicology
- Broad knowledge of popular/world culture

In addition, the following would be helpful but are not required:
- Experience with semantic disambiguation and semantic relations
- Familiarity with Linux

Compensation:
- Competitive compensation, stock options and full benefits

Starting date:
- Immediate

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Kieran Spencer
Idilia Inc.
1470 Peel St, Tower B
Suite 600
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1T1
Canada
Email Address for Applications: kieran.spenceridilia.com
Contact Information:
Kieran Spencer
Email: kieran.spenceridilia.com
Fax: 514-843-3347
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