LINGUIST List 21.965

Fri Feb 26 2010

Jobs: English, German, Comp Ling: Computational Linguist, SAP Labs

Editor for this issue: Erica Wicks <ericalinguistlist.org>


        1.    Jackie Hall, English; German, Standard & Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: English & German Computational Linguist, SAP Labs, California, USA

Message 1: English; German, Standard & Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: English & German Computational Linguist, SAP Labs, California, USA
Date: 25-Feb-2010
From: Jackie Hall <jackie.hallsap.com>
Subject: English; German, Standard & Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: English & German Computational Linguist, SAP Labs, California, USA
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University or Organization: SAP Labs Job Location: California, USA Web Address: http://sap.com
Job Rank: English & German Computational Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German, Standard (deu)
Description:

English & German Computational LinguistLocation - Palo Alto

Purpose and ObjectivesWith more than 95,000 customers in 120 countries worldwide, SAP helpsorganizations develop, optimize, and execute their business and ITstrategies by integrating end-to-end business processes into a singleplatform. As a leader in enterprise software, SAP allows companies to getbetter insight into their business, improve their decision makingcapabilities, and optimize their enterprise performance. SAP providesleading software for reporting, query and analysis, performance management,analytic applications and enterprise information management, and consultingand customer support services to ensure our customers' success.The Text Analysis team is part of the SAP technology development group thatfocuses on the development of Natural Language Processing (NLP) andInformation Extraction technologies. Based in Palo Alto, CA, and Boston,MA, the Text Analysis team combines the talents of computational linguistsand skilled software engineers to deliver high-quality NLP technology inall major languages. This groundbreaking technology includes acomprehensive set of advanced text analysis tools such as search,categorization, and entity, event and relationship extraction for use inbusiness intelligence applications.

Expectations and TasksThe Text Analysis team has an immediate need for a senior computationallinguist who will be responsible for the German language modules in our NLPproducts. This includes the creation, maintenance and augmentation ofmachine-readable dictionaries, grammar rules, and parsing algorithms, aswell as the development and maintenance of tools for the automation andsupport of linguistic tasks. The successful candidate will be part of asmall and dedicated team, working on the next generation of Text Analyticstools.*Be a team player with a team focus on delivering high-quality products on time*Enhance the accuracy of our core technologies, continually research andadd new cutting edge features, optimize the performance of core engines toachieve breakthrough results.

Education and Qualifications and Competencies*BS/MA in Computational Linguistics or a similar discipline with 3 -5 yearsexperience in the NLP industry*Native or near-native knowledge of German*Fluency in English*Strong background in syntax and morphology*Proficiency in at least one data manipulation language (Perl or Pythonpreferred)*Strict adherence to formal, documented development processes*Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Work ExperiencePreferred:* Experience with regular expressions (regex)*Experience with finite state automata in NLP applications*Experience with developing or maintaining modules for human languagesother than immediate area of expertise*Knowledge of advanced information retrieval techniques/automated textcategorization*Good working knowledge of at least one programming language (C++ preferred)*Full understanding of the software development life cycle (experience withAgile/Scrum helpful but not necessary)Our supportive culture helps you build your skills and expertise throughexposure to transnational projects and opportunities, a team of some of thebrightest minds in the industry, and a focus on learning and development.You provide the passion and direction, and we'll give you the support andopportunity you need to evolve your career.

Application Deadline: 25-May-2010 Email Address for Applications: jackie.hallsap.com Contact Information:
Sr Recruiter Jackie Hall Email: jackie.hallsap.com

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