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LINGUIST List 21.1300

Wed Mar 17 2010

Jobs: NLP: Programmer, Ask.com

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        1.    Bisma Burney, Natural Language Processing: Programmer, Ask.com, New Jersey, USA

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, Ask.com, New Jersey, USA
Date: 16-Mar-2010
From: Bisma Burney <bisma.burneyask.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Programmer, Ask.com, New Jersey, USA
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University or Organization: Ask.com
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Web Address: http://www.ask.com
Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Natural Language Processing


Description:

About Us

At Ask.com, we're the #1 brand focused on answering questions. We answer
the questions of over 227 million people worldwide across the Ask Networks.
We have one of the highest-quality and most useful Q&A databases on the
Web with more than 400 million Q&A pairs - growing by the millions each
week. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their
ideas, and take action. We are serious about creating & maintaining a
great culture and are looking for great people to come join our team.


Job Description

Are you driven individuals who enjoy solving challenging problems in
building the next generation of web search?

At Ask.com, we are looking for candidates to join our Edison, NJ office,
where teams push web search to the next level by finding the direct answers
for user questions. Users will no longer need to browse pages and pages to
locate the piece of information they really want.

It's an exciting and challenging mission with issues such as learning user
intention, mining and classification of the web data, entity and relation
extraction, answer ranking, semantic invariance, etc.

Responsibilities

* Propose and explore innovative methods for more effective question
answering
* Improve existing answer products for the better precision and
coverage as well as the user experience
* Build high performance software module or system to serve the user
questions
* Contribute novel ideas to address constantly emerging challenges



Skills and Experience

Required

* Hands-on experience in information retrieval and related areas, with
in-depth knowledge of NLP (experience with text mining and machine learning
is a big plus)
* Hands-on experience in information retrieval, machine learning and
related areas (in-depth knowledge of text mining and classification)
* Solid understanding of algorithmic complexity and a proven ability to
deliver quality code
* Fast prototyping skills, familiarity with scripting languages, such
as bash, Perl, or Python
* Self-directed and capable of working effectively in a highly dynamic
and fast-paced environment
* Effective problem solving skills, effective personal and group
communication skills, passion to excel
* PhD degree in computer science or related fields, or Master degree
with 5+ years related working experience



Desired

* Familiar with C/C++ programming language
* Substantial knowledge of UNIX/Linux, including development
environment, command utilities

Location: Edison, NJ

Interested? Apply at the URL below!

Ask.com does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.
Accordingly, agencies are requested not to submit such resumes to our job
postings, our employees, or any other part of our company. Recruitment
agencies that nonetheless submit unsolicited resumes to Ask.com agree and
acknowledge that the company is free to use them at its discretion,
including without limitation directly contacting the candidate, and will
not under any circumstances be responsible for any recruitment or similar
fees related to such unsolicited resumes.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobvite.com/j/?cj=ohhhVfwu&s=The_Linguist_List
Contact Information:
Aggarwal
Email: radhika.aggarwalask.com

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