LINGUIST List 10.1436

Sat Oct 2 1999

Jobs: Computational Linguistics, Prosody

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>


  1. Eric Schnepp, Comp Ling - Program Manager Position at Microsoft
  2. Bart Hollebrandse, Prosody - Post Doc researcher, Utrecht University

Message 1: Comp Ling - Program Manager Position at Microsoft

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 08:49:29 -0700
From: Eric Schnepp <>
Subject: Comp Ling - Program Manager Position at Microsoft

Join Microsoft's Natural Language Group (NLG) to drive the integration
of our natural language technology into Microsoft products. Your
primary responsibilities will include working with our development
team and MS research to integrate innovations into our natural
language processing engine. This includes gathering and influencing
requirements, developing clear and complete specifications, developing
project schedules, and working with contingent staff, developers,
testers, and our engine architecture team to ensure optimal
integration. The candidate must have experience in computational
linguistics, leading projects to successful completion, and have the
ability to work independently as well as in a team. Excellent
communication skills and the ability to follow through on commitments
are required. Desired qualifications include 4 years of program
management experience and a background in language generation and/or
machine translation. A BA/BS degree or higher in Computer Science,
Computational Linguistics, or related technical equivalent required.

Please send your CV in ASCII text or as a Word attachment to
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Prosody - Post Doc researcher, Utrecht University

Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 09:29:25 +0200
From: Bart Hollebrandse <>
Subject: Prosody - Post Doc researcher, Utrecht University

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS is a research institute of
the Faculty of Arts of Utrecht University. About a hundred people are
involved of which 12 full professors, 8 postdoc researchers and about
30 graduate students.

The goal of UiL OTS is to develop scientific expertise in the area of
language, speech and their use. It participates in the Netherlands
Graduate School of Linguistics LOT and in the Graduate school of Logic
OzsL. The research of UiL OTS comprises the following six areas: (i)
Syntax and Semantics, (ii) Morphology & Phonology, (iii) Computational
Linguistics & Logic, (iv) Phonetics, (v) Language Development, en (vi)
Language Use. The research programme of UiL OTS brings together
research from different strands of linguistics and related disciplines
such as logic, computer science, cognitive sciences, teaching, and
social sciences. Specific domains of interdisciplinary co-operation
are: Natural Language Processing, 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition,
Language Teaching, Text linguistics and Conversation-analysis and
Language- and Speech technology. The research policy of UiL OTS is
focused on making full use of the added value of this concentration of
research and strengthen the national and international position of the

UiL OTS searches an ambitious and enthusiastic candidate for

1 Post Doc researcher

Start: to be negociated. Duration: 2 years.

The envisaged project deals with the role of prosody in language
processing, specifically interactions between intonation and syntactic
phenomena such as extraposition and heavy-NP-shift. A project proposal
is available on request or can be downloaded from our internet-site
( ).

Given the complexities involved in dealing with the relation between
the grammatical components, and the relation between the grammar and
the production system, the candidate should bring a solid background
in linguistics and/or phonetics, and a demonstrated expertise in
experimental techniques (that is, designing, conducting, and
statistically interpreting experiments).

We offer a stimulating and innovative research environment with many
international contacts, a program which offers possibilities for
collaboration with specialists in a broad area of linguistics, good
experimental facilities, etc. Salary indication max. Dfl. 7618,= per
month (gross). Further information can be obtained by sending an
e-mail with specific questions to (subject: postdoc
Prosody) or by phone +31-30-2536006. Applications may be sent before
October 28 to the Faculteit Letteren, Universiteit Utrecht,
Vacancynumber 68926 t.a.v. de heer A.A. van Fulpen,
personeelsconsulent, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ
Utrecht. Notification of application should be sent by E-mail before
October 21 to Applications should be accompanied by
a curriculum vitae, two references, and a list of publications.

Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS

voice: #31 (0)30-2536006
fax: #31 (0)30-2536000
postal address:
Trans 10, 3512 JK,
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue