[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


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


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

The Company


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




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

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have the following profile:




- 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.


Education/ Experience


- Degree in Computational Linguistics or Applied Linguistics.

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

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:




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