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.”

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. In general, experience is desired in web analytics, both in terms of using the web as corpus (including the family of related approaches, techniques, issues) and in terms of search engine query logs analysis / user behavior modeling. 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.”

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