LINGUIST List 10.1414

Tue Sep 28 1999

Jobs: Post-Doc&PhD/Comp Ling,Post-Doc/Queen's Univ

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  1. Noord G.J.M. van, Post-doc and Ph.D. positions: computational linguistics Groningen
  2. Joan Rahilly, Job at QUB

Message 1: Post-doc and Ph.D. positions: computational linguistics Groningen

Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 17:12:34 +0200 (METDST)
From: Noord G.J.M. van <>
Subject: Post-doc and Ph.D. positions: computational linguistics Groningen

Research opportunities

 Algorithms for
 Linguistic Processing

Algorithms for Linguistic Processing is a five year PIONIER research
project in the area of computational linguistics. The project focuses
on problems of ambiguity and processing efficiency by investigating
grammar approximation and grammar specialization techniques. The
project is located at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and
starts at the end of 1999. It is funded by NWO (Netherlands
Organization for Scientific Research).

The project description is available on line at:

Within the next few months, we will be looking to fill two 3-year post-doc
positions and several 4-year Ph.D. positions:

 * 1 post-doc and 1 ph-d Lexically Sensitive Disambiguation techniques
 * 1 ph-d Empirical Aspects of Finite State Language Processing
 * 1 post-doc Formal Aspects of Finite State Language Processing
 * 1 ph-d Grammar Development for Dutch
 * 1 ph-d Linguistic Search Tool for Bare Text Corpora

Further information is available from:

Gertjan van Noord,
Alfa-Informatica, University of Groningen
PO Box 716, 9700 AS Groningen, Netherlands
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Message 2: Job at QUB

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 08:56:12 +0100
From: Joan Rahilly <>
Subject: Job at QUB

The Queen's University of Belfast

School of English/Psychology

This position, funded by an EC TMR Network grant, is available immediately,
for a nine-month period (with the possibility of an extension to twelve
months). Applications from candidates wishing to occupy the post as part of
a secondment from their full-time job will be welcome.

The successful applicant will carry out research on the recognition of
emotion from speech and faces. The project will be carried out in
conjunction with teams from Athens, Milan, London and Nijmegen. The
successful applicant will be based in Belfast, but will be expected to spend
periods of time with other teams.

Applicants must have a primary degree and hold, or be about to obtain, a
Ph.D in a relevant area. Possession of skills in at least one of the
following is essential: speech science, human-computer interaction or
psychology. It is desirable either that applicants can demonstrate skills in
more than one of the areas listed above, or that they have knowledge of one
or more of the following computing, prosody, the psychology of emotion,
the psychology of perception.

Under the rules of the EC TMR Network, applicants must be nationals of a
member or associated State of the Community other than the United Kingdom.
They must not have carried out their normal activities in the UK for more
than 18 of the 24 months prior to appointment.

Salary: �1,650 per month

Closing date: 15 October 1999

Applicants, quoting reference number 99/F418A may obtain application forms
and further particulars from the Director of Human Resources, Personnel
Office, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern
Ireland, by telephoning
(01232) 273246 or 273044 or 273854 (answerphone) or e-mail: Please ensure that your submitted application form
provides details of the subjects studied at University/College.

The University is committed to Equal Opportunities and to selection on
merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society.
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