LINGUIST List 23.647

Tue Feb 07 2012

Jobs: Various Languages; Comp Ling: Computational Linguist, Oracle

Editor for this issue: Christy Bird <>

Date: 07-Feb-2012
From: Louise Kemp-De Jong <>
Subject: Various Languages; Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Oracle, DC, USA
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University or Organization: Oracle Department: ATG Search & Language Group Job Location: District of Columbia, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Computational Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Finnish (fin)
                            Lithuanian (lit)                             Macedonian (mkd)                             Persian, Iranian (pes)                             Slavic

ATG is an eCommerce company recently acquired by Oracle. ATGdeveloped language technology to support search in various applications.Oracle is investing in a 'Lexer' project to separate the language technologyfor all of Oracle software to use, including other search products. The ATGLexer software currently supports 20 languages, and will support at least32 by 2013. The group has engineers to develop the software andcomputational linguists to develop the language dictionaries and other dataneeded to perform language analysis.

Brief Posting Description:Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs fordatabases, applications, tools, networks etc.

Detailed Description:As a member of the software engineering division, you will apply basic tointermediate knowledge of software architecture to perform softwaredevelopment tasks associated with developing, debugging or designingsoftware applications or operating systems according to provided designspecifications. Build enhancements within an existing software architectureand occasionally suggest improvements to the architecture.

Job Requirements:Duties and tasks are standard with some variation; displays understandingof roles, processes and procedures. Performs moderately complex problemsolving with assistance and guidance in understanding and applyingcompany policies and processes. BS degree or equivalent experiencerelevant to functional area. 1 year of software engineering or relatedexperienced.We are seeking Computational Linguists for research anddevelopment related to a multi-language natural language processingsystem.

Candidates should be native or near-native speakers of at least one of thefollowing languages:- Persian- Slavic language (other than Russian)- Finnish- Lithuanian, Latvian, EstonianProficiency in at least one additional language is a strong plus.

Preferred Skills:- 2+ yrs of professional experience as a computational linguist- Academic degree or professional experience in computational linguistics- 2+ yrs of C/C++ programming skills- Experience with creating morphological rules for languages both familiarand unfamiliar- Proficiency with regular expressions and basic Unix/Linux shellcommands- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English- Strong analytical skills- Ability to work independently- Proficiency in a scripting language (Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.) is a plus

The candidates will be responsible for:- Creating, developing, and maintaining lexicons and morphological rules ina variety of languages- Quality assessment of existing language work- Ongoing testing and evaluation of language-related aspects of searchproduct- Researching and evaluating alternative tokenization and morphologicalanalysis techniques- Collecting, evaluating, and maintaining training corpora

Application Deadline: 31-May-2012 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Sr. Corporate Recruiter Louise Kemp-De Jong Email:

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