[Elsnet-list] Job opportunity in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Leonoor van der Beek leonoor.van.der.beek at q-go.com
Thu Jan 3 16:47:20 CET 2008

Two vacancies for computational linguists at Q-go Amsterdam

Q-go (www.q-go.com) is an international, fast growing, Dutch software
company specialized in Customer Interaction Management applications
based on Natural Language Processing technology. The applications enable
people to formulate a question / search query in their own words. Q-go's
technology ensures a relevant match, generally consisting of a model
question and answer. We thus provide easy access to information, as well
as insight in the needs of the user. Q-go's technology is currently
available in eight European languages and is in use by leading European

Q-go's headquarter is in Diemen (Amsterdam), The Netherlands.
Furthermore, we operate  from offices in Bonn, Munich, Zurich, Madrid
and Barcelona. From these offices leading companies in banking,
insurance, telecommunications and government are serviced. Our fast
growing customer base requires two additional Computational Linguists. 

Computational Linguist

The positions are located in our Diemen (Amsterdam), Netherlands office.
The Computational Linguists will be part of the Professional Services
team. This team is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and
management of all our current customer projects. 

Key Areas of Responsibility
-	Grammar improvements: building and adjusting grammar rules
-	Development and maintenance of dictionaries / thesauri 
-	Development of translation rules 
-	Improve keyword matching
-	Question and answer database analyses 
-	Consultancy
		Advise on how model questions need to be phrased
		Advise in general on how to improve matching results
-	Problem resolution
		Investigate why some results are not presented, and what
can be done to improve 
		Improve matching of end-user questions by fine-tuning
our language technology
-	Participate in internal projects for further improvement of our
core technology
-	Other responsibilities as assigned.

Culture of Professional Services Department
-	Energetic and fast paced work environment
-	Team and customer oriented
-	Initiative, professionalism and ambitions are highly valued!

Qualification Requirements
-	Working permit for the Netherlands
-	(Near)native French, English, Catalan and/or Castilian. In
addition, every candidate should be able to express him/herself in Dutch
or English.
-	Solid background in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, or
related field
-	Strong computational skills
-	Experience with Unix/Linux and/or relational databases
-	Some programming experience a plus

Interested? Please send your resume to jobs at q-go.com Attn Leonoor van
der Beek. 

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