LINGUIST List 24.5326

Thu Dec 19 2013

Jobs: Spanish; Comp Ling; NLP: Computational Linguist, NetBase Solutions

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 18-Dec-2013
From: Masayo Iida <>
Subject: Spanish; Computational Linguistics; NLP: Computational Linguist, NetBase Solutions, California, USA
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University or Organization: NetBase Solutions Job Location: California, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Computational Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; NLP

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


We are seeking a Spanish-speaking computational linguist to be part of our NLP development team. The main responsibility will be to further enhance our insight extraction system for social-media contents in Spanish. This is an integrated part of a team effort for our multilingual program primarily based on grammars and rules to support the extraction of consumer sentiments and opinions about brands and products. The position can be based in Mountain View, California, or Heidelberg, Germany.

- Develop and maintain morphosyntactic and semantic lexicons for Spanish NLP, in particular sentiment extraction, with a special focus on internet jargon and slang
- Enhance an FST-based dependency grammar for Spanish as well as modules for the correction of the PoS-tagger/lemmatizer output
- Enhance dependency-based graph grammars for sentiment extraction and other information-extraction tasks
- Design, build and unit-test software in a collaborative environment
- Conduct code review

- MA or PhD in Computational Linguistics or a related field
- Industry experience with Natural Language Processing software and developing computational grammars and/or lexicons- Native fluency in Mexican Spanish or Spanish spoken in Latin America
- Good grasp of social media culture for that language
- Experience with robust parsing techniques
- Experience using a scripting language such as Python
- Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and algorithm skills
- Authorization to work in Germany or the US and willingness to relocate

Desirable Skills:
- Experience with Java programming, internationalization and localization
- Familiarity with development and debugging in a software development environment (Eclipse is a plus)
- Passion for developing efficient, testable and well-documented code
- Agile development methodologies
- Machine learning on sentiment analysis and topic clustering
- Polyglot a plus

Benefits of working at NetBase include:- Competitive compensation and benefits package, and equity
- Mac, Windows, or Linux laptop of your choice
- Colleagues who are some of the smartest engineers and tech entrepreneurs
- Open, collaborative environment
- Telecommuting option
- Opportunity to work with what our Fortune 100 customers say is the best, most-scalable natural language platform in existence

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr. Masayo Iida Email:

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