PARC, a Xerox company Natural Language Generation Internship in Palo Alto, California

Natural Language Generation Internship

PARC's Interaction and Analytics Lab is offering an internship related to an on-going project that requires the generation of text documents using modeling and techniques from Natural Language Generation. The focus of the effort is on generating the text of business documents. The project includes general NLG techniques plus

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

Candidates must have experience with text summarization or generation that incorporates planning content, structuring documents, aggregating sources of information and determining appropriate referring expressions.

Responsibilities include:

• Create NLG system serving as both an authoring aid and generator of routine boilerplate sections of documents • 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


• Ph.D. candidate in computer science • Experience in machine learning, text analysis, and NLG • Experience in algorithm design and modeling • Programming skills in Java, Python, or similar language


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.

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