LINGUIST List 29.584

Mon Feb 05 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax: Junior / Senior Linguist, Kauz Linguistic Technologies

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>


Date: 04-Feb-2018
From: Valerie Claessen <valerie-claessenkauz.net>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax: Junior / Senior Linguist, Kauz Linguistic Technologies, Düsseldorf, Germany
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University or Organization: Kauz Linguistic Technologies
Job Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Web Address: https://kauz.net
Job Title: Junior / Senior Linguist

Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax


Description:

We are a startup from Düsseldorf and an emerging leader in language-based AI. Our product focus is on "Chatbots that understand". Our long-term goal is to develop digital agents with very broad and almost human-like communication capabilities. Because of our strong focus on NLU, we are looking to expand our team with the addition of 1 or 2 linguists with academic or professional backgrounds.

You are the ideal candidate if you fulfill the following requirements:

Junior Linguist:
- You have finished your Bachelor's or Master's degree in linguistics, computational linguistics or a similar subject

Senior Linguist:
- You have finished your Master's degree and work experience or a Ph.D. in linguistics, computational linguistics or a similar subject and in the course of this you have developed a deep understanding of a particular subject area in semantics or pragmatics

General requirements:
- Alternatively, you have worked for several years in applied language technology and gained a deep understanding of some of the methods and challenges in semantic and pragmatic modelling
- You have a good command of an object-oriented programming language, preferably Java (having worked with the NLTK is not enough)
- You are eager to apply your knowledge and ideas to real-world challenges, in a comprehensive way
- Your German is at least at the B2-level

At Kauz you cannot only apply your specialty knowledge in novel ways, you will also work on a broad range of issues across the whole spectrum of linguistic challenges. Your work will encompass design and improvement of specific chatbots for customers as well as solving broader linguistic challenges, such as concept disambiguation, anaphor resolution, or answer generation.

We are a team of highly motivated linguists, computational linguists, and computer scientists. We value team-work and the ability to move things forward and provide fresh solutions. Agile project management, close cooperation with colleagues, and flexible time-planning are characteristics of our working environment. An employee participation program underlines our orientation towards results achieved together.

If this sounds good to you, don't hesitate to send your CV to the application email address below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: jobskauz.net
Contact Information:
Valerie Claessen
Email: valerie-claessenkauz.net

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