10.772, Jobs: Microsoft, Comp/Theoretical Linguists

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Subject: 10.772, Jobs: Microsoft, Comp/Theoretical Linguists

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Date:  Tue, 18 May 1999 14:54:41 -0700
From:  Jodi Scheffler <jodisch at microsoft.com>
Subject:  NL Program Manager @ Microsoft/ Redmond, WA  USA

Date:  Thu, 20 May 1999 10:47:37 +0200 (MET DST)
From:  Kordula De Kuthy <kdk at sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject:  U. of Tuebingen

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Date:  Tue, 18 May 1999 14:54:41 -0700
From:  Jodi Scheffler <jodisch at microsoft.com>
Subject:  NL Program Manager @ Microsoft/ Redmond, WA  USA


The Natural Language Group (NLG) is Microsoft's central organization for
development of advanced linguistic technology. This strategic and growing
group critical for making software easier for customers to use and central
to Microsoft's future. The features ship in all of Microsoft's key
applications and systems products, including Office, Windows and several
consumer apps. Enabling computers to understand natural language is a
difficult, fascinating, and critical task. Microsoft has amassed some of the
top linguists in the world and we are in the business of developing and
shipping high quality linguistic features such as grammars, and search
engines and eventually machine translation. The GPM position is responsible
for driving planning, design, schedules and integration of the NL features.
The ideal leader will coordinate with NLG's development and test
organizations, research, and the various client management teams. This
person will be responsible for driving and evangelizing smart design
strategies and influencing technical directions. Because of the technical
challenges associated with this position, the ideal candidate will have
broad experience in shipping technical products. Qualifications include a
minimum of 7 years program management experience including leadership and
management experience. Prior GPM experience preferred and bi-lingual and/or
linguistic skills are a plus. Software engineering background and strong
communication skills required. A BA/BS degree in Computer Science preferred.

Please send resume to SSolar at Microsoft.com

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Date:  Thu, 20 May 1999 10:47:37 +0200 (MET DST)
From:  Kordula De Kuthy <kdk at sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject:  U. of Tuebingen

The Division of Computational Linguistics in the Dept. of Linguistics
at the University of Tuebingen, Germany announces TWO JOB VACANCIES to be
filled immediately.  We are searching for:


to conduct research in a project of the Sonderforschungsbereich 340
"Theoretische Grundlagen der Computerlinguistik".  The project is
concerned with the development, formalization, and implementation of a
large syntax fragment for German in combination with a constraint
logic programming language for this purpose.  It continues the work
carried out in the projects B4 and B8; more detailed information about
these projects is available at:


Applicants should have one of the following qualifications:

1. theoretical and practical experience in logic programming and
   an interest in applying this knowledge to the design and implementation
   of a computational system for processing HPSG grammars.

2. strong background in the syntax of German, good knowledge of HPSG,
   and an interest in the formalization and implementation of
   a large German syntax fragment.

The positions are at the rank of "Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter"
(M.A. or Ph.D. required).  The salary is on the German payscale of BAT
IIa/2 (with M.A. in hand; min. 35.000DM/year) or BATIIa (with Ph.D. in
hand; min. 70.000DM/year).  The positions are funded until December 31,

Applications should include CV, an outline of research
experience/interests, and names and addresses of two referees.  A
sample publication representative of the applicant's research
expertise would be helpful. Applications should be sent by mail or
email to the address below.

Kordula De Kuthy and Erhard W. Hinrichs
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft, Abt. Computerlinguistik
Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen, Germany

Email: kdk at sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de

Although interviews may start at any time, applications received by
June 20th, 1999 will receive full consideration.

In case of equal qualifications, preference will be given to persons
with disabilities.

The University of Tuebingen strives to increase the representation of
female scientists. Women are, therefore, especially encouraged to

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