LINGUIST List 9.1801

Fri Dec 18 1998

Jobs: Computational linguistics at Microsoft

Editor for this issue: Brett Churchill <brettlinguistlist.org>


Directory

  • Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist
  • Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), Spanish Computational Linguist
  • Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), High-Level Generation Computational Linguist
  • Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech), Computational Grammarian for French

    Message 1: Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist

    Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:07:03 -0800
    From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
    Subject: Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist


    Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist Microsoft has an immediate need for a Semantic Knowledge Base Computational Linguist. We are looking for candidates with a background in lexical semantics and in either database design/implementation or graph manipulation, to work on the development of a lexical knowledge base (kb) that is represented as a very large and growing semantic network. Responsibilities will include: - maintaining the kb - enhancing search capabilities within the graph - identifying areas in the kb where efficiency can be improved - interacting productively with linguists and computer scientists in the development of the kb - carrying out linguistically-motivated experiments, in collaboration with other members of the group, to explore and subset the graph. Qualifications for this position include solid programming experience and a background in as many as possible of the following areas: - distributed databases - graph manipulation - huge, extremely interconnected networks - optimization of graph structures - efficient search algorithms that can deal with problems of scale. Ideally, the candidate would also have experience programming on the NT platform, and an advanced degree in, or experience with, linguistics or NLP. To apply for this position, please submit your CV/resume online to NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10, 1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time. ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP: This is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for unrestricted text understanding and generation. 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 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. For additional information on the group, and its large-scale lexical knowledge base (MindNet), see http://research.microsoft.com/research/nlp/. For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the World Wide Web http://research.microsoft.com/nlp.

    Message 2: Spanish Computational Linguist

    Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:06:56 -0800
    From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
    Subject: Spanish Computational Linguist


    Spanish Computational Linguist Primary responsibilities include: (a) Enhance and extend the Spanish computational grammar and text critiquing system, in accordance with the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system. The initial emphasis will be on understanding the component for the text critiquing system, followed by the component for syntactic analysis. (b)Testing the syntactic analysis and text critiques. Qualifications should include: experience in linguistic research and software development; a product focus; 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 Spanish is required; practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desired. French Computational Linguist Primary responsibilities include: (a) Enhance and extend the French computational grammar and text critiquing system, in accordance with the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system. The initial emphasis will be on understanding the component for the text critiquing system, followed by the component for syntactic analysis. (b)Testing the syntactic analysis and text critiques. Qualifications should include: experience in linguistic research and software development; a product focus; 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 French is required; practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desired. German Computational Linguist Primary responsibilities include enhancing and extending the German computational grammar and text critiquing system, in accordance with the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system. The initial emphasis will be on understanding the component for the text critiquing system, followed by the component for syntactic analysis. Testing the syntactic analysis and text critiques. Qualifications should include experience in linguistic research and software development; a product focus; 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 German is required; practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desired. To apply for any of these positions, please submit your CV/resume online to NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10, 1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time.

    Message 3: High-Level Generation Computational Linguist

    Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:07:21 -0800
    From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
    Subject: High-Level Generation Computational Linguist


    High-Level Generation Computational Linguist Microsoft has an immediate need for a High-level Generation Computational Linguist working with our Natural Language Processing group in Microsoft Research. We are looking for a linguist who can take the outputs of a very broad-coverage NL analysis system and provide the automatic inputs to a lower-level text realization component. Those outputs consist of discourse-level representations and other knowledge representations expressed in large semantic networks. A range of application areas should be considered, from spoken interaction to monologic text and possibly other modalities. Qualifications for this position include programming experience and a background in as many as possible of the following areas: - document planning and microplanning - the analysis of spoken interaction - the interface between linguistic and extra linguistic sources of information - large-scale knowledge bases such as WordNet - functional linguistics - computational linguistics / NLP - fluency in English and preferably also other language(s). To apply for this position, please submit your CV/resume online to NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10, 1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time. ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP: This is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for unrestricted text understanding and generation. 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 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. For additional information on the group, and its large-scale lexical knowledge base (MindNet), see http://research.microsoft.com/research/nlp/. For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the world Wide Web http://research.microsoft.com/nlp.

    Message 4: Computational Grammarian for French

    Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:07:09 -0800
    From: Veronica Hicks (Comforce/RhoTech) <a-vhicksmicrosoft.com>
    Subject: Computational Grammarian for French


    Computational Grammarian for French Microsoft has an excellent opportunity for a Computational Grammarian for French. We are looking for candidates with fairly diverse linguistic interests, including syntax, because the grammarian's responsibilities will be worked out in cooperation with the existing MS French Natural Language Processing team. These responsibilities can be broadly described as developing and testing a computational grammar for French, in accordance with the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system. There are various stages of this system, ranging from syntactic through deeply semantic. The grammarian's 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 French is assumed. Practical experience with, and interest in, NLP implementation issues and product development are other highly desirable attributes. To apply for this position, please submit your CV/resume online to NLJOBSmicrosoft.com. Also, we will be in attendance at the Linguist Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from January 7-10, 1999. Please feel free to speak with us at that time. ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP: This is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for unrestricted text understanding and generation. 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 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. For additional information on the group, and its large-scale lexical knowledge base (MindNet), see http://research.microsoft.com/research/nlp/. For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the World Wide Web http://research.microsoft.com/nlp.