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LINGUIST List 23.4655

Tue Nov 06 2012

Jobs: English; NLP; Semantics: Researcher, North Side Inc.

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Nov-2012
From: Christian Hogan <infonorthsideinc.com>
Subject: English; Natural Language Processing; Semantics: Researcher, North Side Inc., Montreal, Canada
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University or Organization: North Side Inc.
Department: Computational Linguistics
Job Location: Montreal, Canada
Web Address: http://www.botcolony.com
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

North Side Inc. is developing Bot Colony (www.botcolony.com), an online
adventure game that supports intelligent dialogue between the player and the
characters.

We're looking for a linguist to join us and help develop linguistic resources
used in our dialog pipeline. These are critical in our language pipeline, in
areas like disambiguation, co-reference resolution, paraphrasing, etc.

Desired Skills and Experience:
- Experience in lexicography, WSD (word sense disambiguation), familiarity
with dictionary structure, exposure to taggers, parsers
- Excellent knowledge of English
- Strong knowledge of English grammar (syntax and semantics)
- Ability to interpret parse trees and diagnose correctness

Desirable:
- Exposure to video games
- Experience in teaching English as a second language desirable

Projects:
- Curating synonymy resources
- Helping evaluate precision and recall of our software disambiguation
module
- Auditing game log file to assess and remedy situations of the IA (intelligent
agent) not understanding
- Game testing with a view to ensure robust language support
- Back story development for the game
- Development of domain vocabularies

Company Description:
At North Side Inc., we develop server-based software capable to support real-
time intelligent dialogue between a person and a computer in unrestricted
English. The company has developed technology that integrates 3D graphics
with our language technology though client-server communications.

The first application of our technology will be the Bot Colony online adventure
video game.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2012 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: infonorthsideinc.com
Contact Information:
Christian Hogan
Email: infonorthsideinc.com

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