Ask.com is searching for a Data Scientist in Oakland, CA. The post states, “The Data Scientist will join a horizontal team supporting the Ask.com core language technologies, which power the search- and database-driven question answering solutions as well as the algorithmic language processing infrastructure for the Q&A community and mobile applications. This position represents a excellent opportunity for you to tackle complex problems and deliver ‘real world’ solutions. We are looking for someone who is passionate, a self-starter and has demonstrated the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Natural language processing / computational linguistics background.  Ideal: information retrieval and machine learning applications. Python and/or Perl, shell scripting, XML. Ideal: some Java and/or C/C++, familiarity with SQL and relational databases. Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.”

Qualifications include the following: “3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project. Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, terminology extraction, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, paraphrasis acquisition, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies. Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, POS taggers, parsers, LingPipe, SVMLight, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools. Ideal: practical experience with Lucene/Solr, Mahout and the Hadoop ecosystem. Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools. Ability to develop prototypes based on proprietary or open source tools.”

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