LINGUIST List 6.601

Sun 23 Apr 1995

Jobs: Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai, Computational Grammarians, NLP

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  1. Lyn Repath-Martos, job announcement
  2. Deborah Coughlin, JOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers (Microsoft)
  3. , Positions Available

Message 1: job announcement

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 95 08:29 PDT
From: Lyn Repath-Martos <IHW1LRMMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: job announcement


The Program in South and Southeast Asian Languages at UCLA seeks
applicants for severl part-time Lecturer positions for the academic
year 1995-96. Lecturers will be responsible for first- and/or second-
year instruction in language classes in Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai and
Tagalog. Applications are invited from individuals qualified to
teach any of these languages. Advanced degrees, some background in
linguistics, and previous experience in language teaching preferred.
Individuals who satisfy some but not all of these criteria may be
considered. Applications must be received by May 15, 1995 and must
inculde letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications may be sent by fax to: (310) 206-5183, or by e-mail
to: camprusshumnet.ucla.edu or by regular mail to: Search Committee,
Language Resource Program; University of California, Los Angeles;
236 Kinsey Hall; P.O. Box 951411; Los Angeles, CA 90095-1411.
UCLA is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women
and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Message 2: JOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers (Microsoft)

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 95 12:10:19 PDJOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers (Microsoft)
From: Deborah Coughlin <deborahcmicrosoft.com>
Subject: JOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers (Microsoft)


 COMPUTATIONAL GRAMMARIANS and LEXICOGRAPHERS
 Japanese, German, and Spanish

The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for computational
grammarians and computational lexicographers for Japanese, German, and
Spanish. The positions will be located on the Microsoft central campus
in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a great opportunity to work with
a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for
unrestricted text understanding and generation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The grammarians' primary responsibilities include developing and
testing a computational grammar for the language, in accordance with
the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language
Understanding system. The initial emphasis will be on creating a
grammar for syntactic analysis, followed by work on logical form, and
moving eventually into areas of pragmatics, discourse, and generation.

The lexicographers' primary responsibilities include developing and
maintaining the morphological rules and data for the language, in
accordance with the overall system architecture used by the Microsoft
Research NLP group; checking, updating, and maintaining the
information in an online lexicon and knowledge base for that language;
and testing the analysis and generation systems for that language in
various ways.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The grammarians' qualifications should include experience in linguistic
research and software development; familiarity with natural language
processing; a flexible approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced
degree in linguistics, computer science, or a closely related
discipline. Native proficiency in the language of choice is assumed;
practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desirable.

The lexicographers' qualifications should include experience in
linguistic research and online dictionary development, some programming
experience, keen interest in lexical issues, and at least a BA/BS
degree in linguistics or a closely related discipline. Native
proficiency in the language of choice is assumed. A practical
orientation is highly desirable. An advanced degree in linguistics
and/or significant programming experience would be a plus.

ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP:

 We are in the process of designing and building a system to analyze
unrestricted natural language, taking input text, and moving from
lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and
eventually pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is also
planned. The programming system and underlying principles that are
used for English have been found to be applicable to other languages.
We are empirically oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas
wherever they can be found. A reasonable first-version summary of our
techniques and some of our experience can be found in the book "Natural
Language Processing: The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Boston, 1993.

CONTACT: Please send resumes, cover letters, and any additional materials to:
 Joan Smiley
 Human Resources
 Microsoft Corporation
 One Microsoft Way
 Redmond, WA 98052
 USA
 email: joansmicrosoft.com
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Message 3: Positions Available

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 19:36:20 Positions Available
From: <InsoProofaol.com>
Subject: Positions Available


INSO Corporation (formerly InfoSoft International) develops software products
that help people enhance the quality of their written communication and use
information and ideas more effectively. We specialize in the fields of
computational linguistics, language-focused software engineering, and
information based technology. Specialists in these fields contribute to the
second-to-none INSO service and commitment to improving the quality of OEM
products and the writing of end users. To apply for the following position,
please mail your resume to: INSO Corporation, Manager, Human Resources, 222
Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116-3764. You may also fax us at
617-351-1115. PLEASE NOTE: beginning May 1, INSO's address will be 31 St.
James, Boston, MA 02116-4101. The new fax number will be 617-753-6666. No
e-mail inquiries, please.

INSO Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a comprehensive
benefits program. Compensation on our available positions is commensurate
with experience.

INSO is located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.
________________________________________________________

Associate Software Development Engineer (Core Technologies)

The successful candidate will make up with drive, vision and enthusiasm what
he/she lacks in experience. We are looking for a C programmer with a recent
B.S. in Computer Science who has a strong desire to build leading-edge
technology and is able to seek out new paradigms; in short, a visionary
software architect. He/she will have developed C code on at least one of the
following platforms: Mac, Windows, OS/2, Solaris, DOS. Familiarity with
Object- Oriented Programming is a plus. Exposure to any of the following is
a plus: COM, OLE 2.x, CORBA, Client/Server design, Language orientation is
also a plus; the ideal candidate might have, for instance, an interest in
linguistics or artificial languages, the ability to speak a different
language, or exposure to compiler design. The ability to clearly communicate
designs and problems to both technical and non-technical audiences using both
oral and written skills is critical. We want someone who is ambitious, who
can work
independently with little supervision, who will not hesitate to ask
questions, who can work as part of a team, and who is committed to the
development of a top rate architecture.
 ________________________________________________________

Associate Software Development Engineer (Proofing Tools)

We are looking for a C programmer with a recent B.S. in Computer Science who
has a strong desire to create and maintain high quality products. He/she
will have developed C code on at least one of the following platforms: Mac,
Windows, OS/2, Solaris, DOS. Exposure to an assembly language is a plus.
 Strong debugging skills are required. Language orientation is also a plus;
the ideal candidate might have, for instance, an interest in linguistics or
artificial languages, the ability to speak a different language, or exposure
to
compiler design. The ability to clearly communicate feature designs and
problems to both technical and non-technical audiences using both oral and
written skills is critical. The successful candidate will be able to
assimilate information and take direction from non- technical teammates.
 He/she will also be able to manage tight deadlines and maintain and enhance
a large code base. We want someone who is ambitious, who can work
independently with little supervision as well as as part of a team, who will
not hesitate to ask
questions, and who is committed to the fit and finish of our product.
 ________________________________________________________

Software Development Co-op (Core Technologies)

We are looking for a C programmer enrolled in a Computer Science curriculum
who has a strong desire to create and high quality programs. He/she will
have completed a course in Data Structures and developed C code on at least
one of the following platforms: Mac, Windows, OS/2, Solaris, DOS. Course
work in any of the following would be a plus: Computer Architecture,
Compilers,
Operating Systems, or Software Engineering. Language orientation is a plus;
the ideal candidate might have, for instance, an interest in linguistics or
artificial languages or might be able to speak a foreign language. We want
someone who is ambitious, who can work independently with little supervision,
who will not hesitate to ask questions, and who is committed to the
successful completion of a high quality project.
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