14.784, Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Zoesis

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-784. Tue Mar 18 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.784, Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Zoesis

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Date:  Mon, 17 Mar 2003 12:45:03 +0000
From:  scott at zoesis.com
Subject:  Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Zoesis Studios, MA

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Date:  Mon, 17 Mar 2003 12:45:03 +0000
From:  scott at zoesis.com
Subject:  Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Zoesis Studios, MA



University or Organization: Zoesis Studios
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Natural Language Processing


Description:

Zoesis Studios has immediate openings for both researchers and
researcher/developers in Natural Language Processing for Interactive
Characters.

These positions are part of a $2.7 million research effort to improve
the sophistication of interactive characters.  One of the central
aspects of this effort is creating natural, expressive conversational
capabilities.  The research focuses on dialogue systems, on
expressive, pragmatic NLG, on robust NLU, on discourse, and on other
technologies to produce natural, social, expressive conversation in
life-like, emotional, animated interactive characters.


Researcher Position:

Responsibilities: leading and collaborating in research on natural,
social conversational capabilities; integrating with ther research in
the project including plan recognition, common-sense reasoning,
planning, emotion, personality, behavior, action and sensing in
real-time believable agents; and implementing high quality software to
accomplish these goals.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in computer science or computational
linguistics or equivalent experience with strong experience in
dialogue systems, NLG, NLU, or discourse, and strong experience
building systems.  Experience in robust parsing, semantic parsing,
pragmatic or emotional variation in NLG, or embodied natural language
processing is desirable.


Researcher/Developer Position:

Responsibilities: collaborating on the design and implementation of
conversational capabilities for interactive characters.
Responsibilities may also include collaboration in other areas
including planning, plan recognition, speech output, and interactive
graphics for believable agents.

Qualifications: a Masters degree in computer science or computational
linguistics or equivalent experience with concentration or strong
experience in natural language processing, and evidence of experience
building large systems.  Experience in dialogue systems, robust
parsing, semantic parsing, pragmatic or emotional variation in NLG, or
embodied natural language processing is a strong plus.


Zoesis is located in the Boston area and offers competitive salaries,
benefits and pre-IPO stock options in a fun, thoughtful, high-energy
environment.  Zoesis was started in 1997 by four researchers from
Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department to create AI-based
interactive characters (also known as Believable Agents, Life-like
Computer Characters, and Synthetic Agents).  The founders of Zoesis
are pioneers in this field, having created the CMU Oz project
(http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/oz/) in 1987 and organized the first
meetings in the field that helped established the research area at
AAAI, the Autonomous Agents Conference and elsewhere.

The technology and characters produced by Zoesis have been featured in
the popular press (including the New York Times), won technology and
content awards, continue to be shown in leading academic conferences
(e.g. SIGGRAPH, AAAI, etc.), and have been commercially deployed.
More information about Zoesis including examples of Zoesis character
technology is available at http://www.zoesis.com .

If interested, please send a CV or resume highlighting relevant
experience, and the time you would be available to start to: Bryan
Loyall by email at hiring at zoesis.com or by fax 617-969-4472.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Brian Loyall
	Zoesis, Inc.
	246 Walnut Street, Suite 301
	Newton, MA 02460
	United States of America

	Position is open until filled.


Contact Information:
	Scott Neal Reilly
	Email: scott at zoesis.com
	Website: http://www.zoesis.com

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