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LINGUIST List 17.338

Wed Feb 01 2006

Support: English/Comp Ling: Graduate Student, NY

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        1.    Andrew Borthwick, English & Computational Linguistics: Graduate Student, ChoiceMaker Technologies, Inc.,NY, USA

Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: Graduate Student, ChoiceMaker Technologies, Inc.,NY, USA
Date: 01-Feb-2006
From: Andrew Borthwick <andrew.borthwickchoicemaker.com>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Graduate Student, ChoiceMaker Technologies, Inc.,NY, USA

Institution/Organization: ChoiceMaker Technologies, Inc.
Level: MA / MSc
Duties: Summer Intern
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)


ChoiceMaker Technologies, a New York City startup, seeks a computational
linguistics graduate student with an appetite for grammar development for a
summer internship to work on a challenging problem involving the parsing of
postal addresses.

The successful candidate will work full-time over the summer of 2006. The work
will primarily involve developing and testing postal address grammars using
ChoiceMaker's proprietary grammar development tool, but may also involve some
work in Java and possibly Prolog. This position will report to ChoiceMaker's
Senior Computer Scientist, who has a Ph.D. in computational linguistics and has
published extensively in the field.

Mandatory Qualifications:
- Graduate student in computational linguistics.
- Good understanding of formal language theory
- Enjoy grammar development
- Proficient in Unix or Linux
- Fluent in English

Desirable Qualifications:
The ideal candidate would also display strength in all of the following areas:
- Strong programming skills in Java
- Familiarity with Prolog
- Good writing and verbal communication skills

- Compensation is $800/week

No phone calls please. Send your resume and cover letter to

About ChoiceMaker:
ChoiceMaker Technologies has developed a patented machine-learning system,
ChoiceMaker 2, which matches records of people, businesses, or other entities in
large databases filled with inconsistent information. For instance, ChoiceMaker
2 can recognize that 'Arthur P. Goldberg' and 'Artie Paul Goldburg' are probably
the same individual.

Founded in 1998, ChoiceMaker Technologies is a New York City-based start-up
with a highly talented staff that includes five Ph.D.'s. The company has won
three Small Business Innovation Research grants from the National Science
Foundation totaling almost $1 million to further its ground-breaking work in
machine learning approaches to approximate record matching. Clients include the
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, nine state education
departments, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.choicemaker.com

Mailing Address for Applications:

Attn: Andrew Borthwick
48 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Applications are due by: 01-Jul-2006

Contact Information:

Andrew Borthwick

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