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ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories

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Mathematician (Probability)/Programmer Job

Mathematician (Probability) / Programmer Job Opportunity
Statistical Natural Language Processing

ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories

Kyoto, Japan

ATR in Kyoto, Japan is looking for a talented and experienced mathematician
(good probability background) / computer scientist who is interested in
coming to Japan and joining an exciting research project in statistical
natural language processing. The overall goals of the project are to continue
development of natural langage parsers and use them in statistical French<->English
language translation. The research group which the candidate would become
part of has developed and is refining a natural language parsing system
based on statistical machine learning algorithms. The job begins ideally
in March, 2001 and lasts for 1-4 years. Later start dates are possible,
though not a first choice.

A qualified candidate must have the Ph.D. degree, preferably math, physics,
computer science; with extensive programming experience and expertise in
C++. Ability to innovate approaches to applied mathematical problems in
the area of probability required. Experience with statistical modelling
within general pattern recognition field also important. Familiarity with
natural language field a plus but not absoutely necessary. Candidate should
know UNIX well and in general be a highly expert programmer. This is not
a job for those who are theoreticians only, but rather is for someone who
is equally at home with issues of statistical modelling theory, experimental
method, and detailed coding matters. Java/Corba experience would be nice,
though again not required. The position involves supervision of several
researchers and programmers as well.

Salary and conditions competitive.

Please contact: **black@slt.atr.co.jp**. Thank you.