Jobs: 6 Offers

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue Jan 18 13:33:11 UTC 2000


1/ From:  Brian <briand at>
   Subject:  Comp Ling: Chinese/ Baldwin Staffing Group, Alberta Canada

2/ From: Dale Gerdemann <dg at>
   Subject: Tuebingen

3/ From:  Bente Maegaard <bente at>
   Subject:  Comp Ling: Software/ Center for Sprogteknologi, Copenhagen

4/ From:  "Dan Flickinger" <dan.flickinger at>
   Subject:  Computational Ling/NLP: YY Software Inc./ Palo Alto, CA  USA

5/ From:  "Pierre Eggermont" <Pierre.Eggermont at>
   Subject:  Comp Linguist Hungarian at L&H:Ieper (Belgium)


1/ From:  Brian <briand at>
   Subject:  Comp Ling: Chinese/ Baldwin Staffing Group, Alberta Canada

Areas Required: Information Technology
Other Desired Areas: Linguistics
University or Organization: Baldwin Staffing Group
Department: IT
State or Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Contact: Brian  briand at

Address for Applications:
550 17th Ave. S.W.
Alberta T2K 1M9

The client, an international software company with an office in Calgary,
has an immediate requirement for a:


The individual will have native level Chinese fluency and an advanced
degree in computational linguistics.  An ability to work and communicate
in English is required and work experience in an area of computational
linguistics is an asset, as is knowledge of other languages.

The successful candidate will be required to create, expand and maintain
the linguistics database, perform linguistic analysis and implement and
evaluate results, in addition to other linguistics duties.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience, in the C$60-80,000 range.

Please forward your resume as soon as possible to
briand at

2/ From: Dale Gerdemann <dg at>
   Subject: Tuebingen

   Position Announcement

University of Tuebingen
Dept. of Linguistics
Division of Computational Linguistics

The Division of Computational Linguistics in the Dept. of Linguistics
at the University of Tuebingen, Germany is seeking applications for a
postdoctoral (or predoctoral) position to work in the area of
automated language learning. Applicants who have developed
relevant computational tools (such as finite-state utilities, pattern
matching, statistical language modelling, etc) are encouraged to
apply. The position is expected to last until the end of March 2002
(pending forthcoming approval).

This position is sponsored by the European Commission: Training and
Mobility of Researchers (TMR) and is part of the project ``Extending
Computational Grammars by Learning'', coordinated by Prof. John
Nerbonne at the University of Groningen. The successful candidate will
be expected to interact with the postdoctoral researchers at the other
participating sites: University of Groningen, SRI Cambridge,
University of Antwerp, University College Dublin, ISSCO Geneva and
Rank Xerox Grenoble. For details of the project see:

The European Commission has imposed firm funding restrictions on TMR
postdoctoral positions:

   The postdoc must be 35 or younger and a European citizen, and must
   "cross a border" to accept the position.  This last point means:
   must not have worked more than 18 of the last 24 months in the
   country in which they accept the position.  They further may not be
   a citizen of the country in which they accept the award. Details of
   the TMR program may be found at:

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research
interests, up to three representative publications, and the names and
addresses (electronic and mail) of three references (whom we will
contact for letters, as needed), to:

Dr. Dale Gerdemann                       dg at
Dept. of Linguistics                     Tel: +49 7071-29-74967
Section for Computational Linguistics     Fax: +49 7071-550520
University of Tuebingen
Kl. Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen, Germany

Applicants should contact Dale Gerdemann before Feb 15, 2000.


3/ From:  Bente Maegaard <bente at>
   Subject:  Comp Ling: Software/ Center for Sprogteknologi, Copenhagen

Rank of Job:
Areas Required: Software development for NLP
Other Desired Areas:
University or Organization: Center for Sprogteknologi
State or Province: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark
Final Date of Application: 12 noon 20th January 2000
Contact: Bente Maegaard bente at

Address for Applications:
Njalsgade 80
 DK 2300 S

Center for Sprogteknologi (Centre for Language Technology) in
Copenhagen, Denmark has 1-2 openings for computer scientists/software
developers to commence as soon as possible.

Center for Sprogteknologi is a public research institution under the
Danish Ministry of Research, which carries out research, development
and consulting in the field of language technology. The centre is very
internationally oriented, cooperating with partners all over Europe.
It is a dynamic and expanding workplace which at the moment employs
around 20 people with linguistic and/or computational backgrounds.

Currently there are a number of software development tasks in the
Centre's projects within machine translation and information
retrieval.  The work covers all stages of the development process:
i.e. analysis, specification, programming and testing.  The centre has
the following hardware platforms: HP-UX, Solaris, NT and Windows95/98

Qualifications and experience:

MSc in Computer Science or equivalent qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will have programming experience in C, C++ and
Prolog; a thorough knowledge of UNIX; and experience in the field of
Natural Language Processing.

Salary and Conditions:

Salary is according to the national agreement with the relevant trade
union.  In addition the salary system allows for individual bonuses.

To Apply:

Applications including documentation of qualifications and previous
experience should be marked "Application" and sent to:

Center for sprogteknologi,
Njalsgade 80,
2300 Copenhagen S,
Email: cst at

to arrive no later than  12 noon on 20th January 2000

For further information contact Bente Maegaard, Director,
(bente at or Claus Polvsen, Senior Consultant,
(claus at or by phone on (+45) 35 32 90 90


4/ From:  "Dan Flickinger" <dan.flickinger at>
   Subject:  Computational Ling/NLP: YY Software Inc./ Palo Alto, CA  USA

Job Announcement
Computational linguist for NLP

YY Software Inc., located in Palo Alto, CA, seeks computational linguists to
work full-time on NLP applications and development tools, with expertise in
one or more of the following:

- Syntactic analysis in a lexicalist framework such as Head-driven Phrase
Structure Grammar or Lexical Functional Grammar, with initial focus on
- Semi-automated acquisition techniques for lexicon and grammar.
- Robust processing of natural text style used in email, including ellipsis,
abbreviations, errors.
- Lexical semantics.
- Knowledge representation for NLP.

Required qualifications:

- Ph.D. or five years' experience in computational linguistics or related
- Immediate availability

Preferred qualifications:

- Programming experience in C++, Java
- Creativity in problem-solving
- U.S. citizenship or work permit


- Commensurate with experience, competitive with Silicon Valley start-ups.
- No relocation reimbursement

Send your CV via any of the following:

- email: jobs at
- fax:  650 617-6101
- mail:  Laura Bergerol
  YY Software
  301 Town and Country Village
  Palo Alto, CA  94301

Company profile

YY Software is a rapidly growing company founded in 1993 to produce robust
commercial applications of high precision natural language processing
technology for the Internet. We have decades of experience in large-scale
software application development, with expertise in commercial databases,
knowledge representation, and linguistics.  Our current product focus is on
the Email Specialist, which enables client companies to provide highly
accurate automated responses to email from customers.  Visit our web site at


5/ From:  "Pierre Eggermont" <Pierre.Eggermont at>
   Subject:  Comp Linguist Hungarian at L&H:Ieper (Belgium)

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the world's leading provider of
speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to
and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers
through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by
voice in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987
has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and
language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer,
business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound
compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation.
As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium),
maintains offices in more than forty nations in Europe, Asia, the Middle
North America, and South America. With over 1,750 employees - mainly
scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $211.6 million
For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an
opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):

          Language Specialist Hungarian
          Speech and Language Technology


* You will work within a multi-disciplinary team of linguists, engineers and
programmers on the development of software systems in the field of Speech,
Artificial Intelligence and Language.
* In the startup phase, your tasks will typically include: basic phonetic
language study in view of technology development and assessment of third
providers of data and/or technology.
* You will be involved in all aspects of the development life cycle and
on system specification and design, implementation of linguistic rule sets,
creation of acoustic and lexical databases, grapheme to phoneme conversion,
prosodic analysis, software testing and quality control, preparation of
* Training is given both on-the-job and through lectures and technical
* Dedicated development environments are provided which allow language
specialists to focus on their content: formalizing linguistic knowledge.
* You will report to the group or project manager.


* university degree in philology or linguistics, or equivalent;
* (near) native Hungarian speaker with a conversational level of English;
* solid grounding in linguistic theory;
* good knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:
speech processing, natural language processing (NLP), computational
linguistics, programming, other languages;
* ability to work in a team and independently;
* IT literate;
* perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness;
* good social and communicative abilities;
* willingness to travel abroad for limited periods of time.


If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfill the
required profile, we have to meet each other.
 Please send your application letter and detailed resume to:

     Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
     Personnel Department

     Mailto:job-announce at

     attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont
     Flanders Language Valley 50
     B-8900 Ieper
     Fax: int+ 32 (0)

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