LINGUIST List 10.24

Thu Jan 7 1999

Jobs: Language Technology Research Position

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  1. Robert Dale, Language Technology Research Position in Sydney, Australia

Message 1: Language Technology Research Position in Sydney, Australia

Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 03:12:10 +1100 (EST)
From: Robert Dale <>
Subject: Language Technology Research Position in Sydney, Australia

 Macquarie University
 Division of Information and Communication Sciences

 Research Position in
 The Microsoft Research Institute's Language Technology Group

 Position Reference 18455

The Language Technology Group at Macquarie University's Microsoft
Research Institute in Sydney, Australia, is seeking a postdoctoral
researcher to work in the area of intelligent information extraction
and presentation. 

The LTG takes a results-oriented approach to research: our goal is to
contribute to the generation of practical solutions to real
problems. The position we have available focuses on the development of
techniques for overcoming the information overload exacerbated by the
recent growth of the Internet; we require someone who has experience
of developing NLP-related techniques either for the analysis of
existing textual or database content (for example, using information
extraction techniques) or for the creation of new content (for
example, using natural language generation techniques). The appointee
will play a key role in further developing our research in this area,
and will also be expected to participate more broadly in the
activities of the Language Technology Group. The appointee can expect
to spend approximately half of their time on group-related project
activity, and half of their time developing their own research

Applicants must have a PhD in an area closely related to Natural
Language Processing, or have equivalent experience. The applicants
should have a track record of publication in natural language
processing or a closely related area and a demonstrated ability for
independent research.

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical
abilities in the construction of linguistic technologies: some
experience in developing information extraction tools, in the use of
robust parsing techniques, and in using text generation tools would be

Enquiries and further information: Associate Professor Robert Dale,
Director, on +61 2 9850 9528 or email or refer to

The position is available in the first instance for a fixed term of
one year, with the possibility of further appointment subject to
availability of funding and satisfactory performance. 

Salary range: Level B $49495 to $58776 per annum. 

Applications close Monday 1st February 1999. Applications, including
full curriculum vitae, visa status, and the names and addresses of
three referees should be forwarded to 

	The Recruitment Manager,
	Personnel Office, 
	Macquarie University, 
	Sydney NSW 2109 

by the closing date. Applications will not be acknowledged unless
specifically requested. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity and No Smoking in the Workplace are
University Policies.

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