15.3440, Jobs: Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, New York

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Subject: 15.3440, Jobs: Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, New York

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Date: 08-Dec-2004
From: Marybeth Finnigan < marybeth at textwise.com >
Subject: Arabic/English & Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA

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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 15:55:59
From: Marybeth Finnigan < marybeth at textwise.com >
Subject: Arabic/English & Text/Corpus Ling/Comp Ling: Scientist, TextWise, NY, USA

University or Organization: TextWise LLC (Rochester/Syracuse NY)
Job Rank: Research Scientist / Linguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics;
                         Cross-Language Retrieval
Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)
                                   English (ENG)


Join the CINDOR team to extend our state-of-the-art cross-language information
retrieval system to Arabic.  This position reports to the Director of Science.

Key Responsibilities include:
- Optimize linguistic algorithms and custom toolkit for cross-language text mining.
- Use toolkit to semi-automatically build an Arabic lexical database associated
   with an expanded version of Princeton WordNet.
- Develop query disambiguation, translation, and optimization to target multiple
  search engines.
- Measure precision/recall of the system and design new ways to improve
- Work within a geographically distributed team of highly skilled scientists and

Job Requirements:
- Ph.D. (or M.S. with 2+ years commercial experience) in computational
  linguistics, computer science, or related area.
- Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in:
Natural Language Processing (NLP);
Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR);
Text Mining;
TREC evaluations;
WordNet architecture and optimization;
Java / Linux programming.
- Linguistic experience with Arabic strongly desired.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work both independently and within an existing team.

Address for Applications:

        Marybeth Finnigan
        401 South Salina Street
        Syracuse, NY 13202
        United States of America

Application Deadline: 01-Jan-2005

Contact Information:

        Marybeth Finnigan
        Email: marybeth at textwise.com

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