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NLP Data Scientist

software research and engineering | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Knowledge extraction from unstructured text

About the Job

PARC's Interaction and Analytics Lab is offering a position for an on-going project that requires the extraction of knowledge from unstructured documents using modeling and techniques from Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. The focus of the effort is on understanding the text of business documents. The project includes general NLP and ML techniques plus

  • analyzing the information content in an initial corpus to identify informational elements
  • structuring logical forms to represent information appropriately
  • establishing goals for the system and evaluating how well the system meets those goals

Candidates must have experience with knowledge extraction and knowledge representation that incorporates entities and the relations between them.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create knowledge extraction system
  • Develop computational models of language that is readable and appropriate for the domain
  • Prepare training and testing data
  • Work with other researchers to understand and integrate with the overall system


  • Masters degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience in machine learning, text analysis, and NLP
  • Experience in algorithm design and modeling
  • Experience designing and working with ontologies
  • Programming skills in Java, Python, or similar language


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria.  The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.