Ask.com is looking for a Data Scientist in Oakland, CA. The post states, “Ask.com is looking for a Data Scientist to join a research-oriented team in the Oakland, CA office. 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 for the position 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. 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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