Jobs: 2 Announcements

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Thu Mar 16 15:16:14 UTC 2000


1/ From: Adelina Ivanova <Adelina.Ivanova at>
   Subject: Job Add Posting

2/ From: Robert Stumberger <robst at>
   Subject: Position as Program Manager for linguistic Search team at


1/ From: Adelina Ivanova <Adelina.Ivanova at>
   Subject: Job Add Posting

LCG TMR Network - Post-doc researcher at ISSCO, Geneva

The Institute for Cognitive and Semantic Studies (ISSCO), University of
Geneva, has a vacancy for a qualified and motivated young post-doc
researcher to join the LCG project. Leaning Computational Grammars (LCG)
is a research network funded by the EC Training and Mobility of
Researchers programme and involves 7 partner sites. LCG researchers the
application of a variety of machine learning techniques from neural
networks, statistical and symbolic learning. Currently efforts focus on
comparison of results based on attempts to learn noun phrase structure
in English, but work on other languages is possible. More information on
the project can be found at:

ISSCO offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment and
possibility for collaboration with experts in NLP, linguistics,
psycholinguistics and translation. There will be also opportunities to
collaborate with other LCG researchers at the partner sites.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong computational skills
and interest in multi-lingual issues. The post is available as of
1.04.00 until the end of the project - September, 2001. Further
information can be obtained  by sending an e-mail with specific
questions to <Adelina.Ivanova at> (subject TMR) or by phone
(+ 41 22 7058690).

If you are interested, please send to Professor Susan Armstrong
(Susan.Armstrong at the following: a CV, list of
publications, the names and addresses of two referees and a short expose
outlining your interest in LCG, how it relates to your previous research
and the special expertise you will bring to the project.

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2/ From: Robert Stumberger <robst at>
   Subject: Position as Program Manager for linguistic Search team at

(Apologies for multiple postings)

Microsoft has an opening for a Program Manager to help guide linguistic
search technology in the Natural Language Group (NLG).  The Search team
ships components built on our language analysis engine that help Microsoft
products deliver higher search precision to end users.  NLG is the central
organization for shipping advanced linguistic technology in Microsoft's key
applications and system products, including Office, Windows, and several
consumer applications.

As a Program Manager, you will deliver updates to existing components,
pursue new features, and advance the underlying technology as we move to
higher-precision search results and question answering.  Responsibilities
include specification and scheduling of search features; coordination with
internal clients on feature requirements and schedules; and communications
with team, management, and clients.  You will work closely with the
development and test teams to prototype and deliver technology improvements
such as word-sense disambiguation.

Preferred experience includes an MS in either Computer Science or
Linguistics and 2-3 years as a program manager, or equivalent industry
experience.  Knowledge of computational linguistics, information retrieval,
or information extraction is highly desirable.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

Please send your CV, in ASCII text or as a Word attachment, to
nljobs at, and reference job number N054N-03-1399.

Robert Stumberger
Natural Language Group
Microsoft Corporation
email:  robst at

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