LINGUIST List 8.420

Fri Mar 28 1997

Jobs: Computational, Japanese, Lg Technology

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. Paul Deane, Computational Lexicography/Computational Info Retrieval
  2. Alicia Falsetto, Japanese lexicographer
  3. sshelly, Language Technology

Message 1: Computational Lexicography/Computational Info Retrieval

Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 12:34:00 -0500
From: Paul Deane <>
Subject: Computational Lexicography/Computational Info Retrieval

Two positions will shortly become available, in an industrial research
team working on a leading-edge system of concept processing, for two
graduates or near-graduates to work in Conceptual Lexicography. Their
backgrounds will include one or more of the following: Cognitive
Science, Lexicography, (Non Chomskyan) Linguistics, Cognitive Grammar,
Neurolinguistics, or Semantics. Skills in English, either as a first
language or as a completely bilingual ability, are essential. It would
be desirable for the candidate to have a knowledge of computational
linguistics and/or artificial intelligence, and to possess some skills
in computing (eg. Microsoft Access, Windows NT, C or C++).

The parts of the project in which each will be working involves the
application of a comprehensive system of conceptual codes to the
construction and use of conceptual dictionaries in the development of
one or more products. The individuals will be required to work closely
with three other lexicographers and to liaise with all other members
of the team. Each candidate should be able to unambiguously establish
his/her ability to conduct research, and to demonstrate a clear and
definite interest in this R & D area. Salaries are competitive, and
the company provides a full set of benefits and an annual bonus plan.

If you are interested in these positions, please first fax or e-mail
me your CV, as soon as possible before April 8th, and provide a phone
number where we can reach you for a confidential conversation.

Douglas A. Young E-mail:
Director of Research, CM Projects Fax: (613) 225 1035
Megalith Technologies
One Antares Drive
NEPEAN, Ontario, K2E 8C4
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Message 2: Japanese lexicographer

Date: Mon, 24 Mar 97 18:00:06 UT
From: Alicia Falsetto <>
Subject: Japanese lexicographer

Contract position for 6 months.

Job description:
The group is working on a general-purpose Japanese linguistic parser,
and also on a number of specific Japanese products. A great part of
the work will be devoted to the creation and maintenance of Japanese
lexicographic resources to be used in the above mentioned projects.
The person in this position will be working closely with our full-time

Native or near-native Japanese speaker, strong interest in
lexicographic and style issues, some computer experience.

Advanced linguistics degree and prior experience with computational

"Alicia Falsetto" <>
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Message 3: Language Technology

Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 12:15:34 -0500
From: sshelly <sshellyACS.WOOSTER.EDU>
Subject: Language Technology

The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College
Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University


The Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium, Inc., supported by a grant from
the Mellon Foundation, seeks qualified candidates for the position of
Language Technology Specialist for the Ohio Five Foreign Language
Project. This position was created to provide training for diverse
foreign language departments on five campuses in a broad range of
instructional technologies. The Language Technology Specialist will
work under the direction of a Senior Media Specialist to guide and
support the Ohio Five Foreign language faculty as they combine foreign
language pedagogy and the use of technology to teach foreign language,
literature, and culture. This position requires an energetic, highly
motivated individual with excellent organizational analytical, and
communication skills. Success depends on the candidateUs ability to
interact creatively and collaboratively with faculty members with
varying levels of expertise in educational technology.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to the
teaching of language and culture, will also be familiar with the
emerging teaching technology on both Mac and DOS/Windows platforms and
will hold at least a Bachelor's degree (but Master's is preferred).

This position will begin on July 1, 1997 and continue through June
1999 and will be based at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Specific duties include:

1. Conducting both short training sessions and longer workshops in the
use of multimedia technology and the development of pedagogical
applications of this technology.

2. Fostering an on-going exchange of views among language faculty at
the five institutions about teaching methods, instructional materials
and shared pedagogical problems and strategies.

3. Helping Ohio 5 language faculty explore cross-platform solutions to
language pedagogy in order to foster more collaborative work.

4. Helping Ohio 5 language faculty identify, select, purchase and
install hardware and software, and assisting faculty in evaluating
other externally developed materials (commercial and non-commercial)
for use in their programs.

5. Helping Ohio 5 Colleges explore how interactive technologies can be
used in language instruction for less commonly taught languages on the
five campuses.

The position of Language Technology Specialist will begin on 1 July
1997 and continue through June, 1999. Although travel to each of the
Five Colleges will be required, the specialistUs primary office will
be located at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Salary commensurate
with qualifications. Benefits package provided. To be assured of
full consideration, candidates should send the following materials:

-- letter of application elaborating one's qualifications for the
position and including a description of the candidate's most recent
project using instructional technologies.
-- curriculum vitae
-- at least three letters of reference.

All materials should be sent to Nelson de Jesus, Ohio 5 Foreign
Language Project Director, Department of Romance Languages, Peters
Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1092. (e-mail: Review of applications will begin on 15
May 1997 and continue until the position if filled.

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