[Elsnet-list] job posting: open position in Computational Linguistics

Helena Blancafort helena.blancafort at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 15:11:06 CET 2011


Dear Elsnet Colleagues,


Our company Syllabs is looking for a Computational Linguist. Could you
please post the message below ?

Thank you in advance.


Kind regards,


Helena Blancafort


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Open Position in Computational Linguistics at Syllabs (Paris, France)

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Syllabs is seeking a linguist specialized in NLP to work on text generation
and information extraction in English.



The Company

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Syllabs is a research company specialising in the development of tools for
web crawling, in-depth textual analysis as well as text generation using
Natural Language Processing techniques. Syllabs specialises in multilingual
information processing combining the methods of statistics, linguistics and
semantics.



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Scope

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The successful candidate will be responsible for:

- Text generation in English: write rules to generate short descriptive
texts using an in-house tool for text generation. Texts are generated from
existing data bases (e.g. information about a city) or using our text
mining tools on data crawled from the Internet.

- Information extraction: maintain existing resources for sentiment
analysis.

Person Specification



The successful candidate will have the following profile:



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Skills

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- Ability to write computational grammars and lexicons.

- Native speaker of English

- Excellent written skills in English, passion for writing.

- Ability to work with tools and formal languages.

- Good communication skills and an ability to work well as part of a team.

- Proficiency in at least one scripting language (Perl, Python).

- Knowledge of German, Dutch or Portuguese will be a plus.



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Education/ Experience

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- Degree in Computational Linguistics or Applied Linguistics.

- Hands-on experience in development of linguistic resources for NLP (1-2
years).

Syllabs is located in Paris, France.

We offer a friendly and professional working atmosphere.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about Syllabs, please visit our website:
http://syllabs.com/en/



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Application

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Applications are welcome to the following address: jobs-at-syllabs.com.
Please join the following materials: CV, cover letter.
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