LINGUIST List 10.920

Tue Jun 15 1999

Jobs: Computational Linguistics

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  1. pierre.thillen, Computational Ling: System Admin at Systran Luxembourg SA
  2. Lars Borin, Computational Ling: Lecturer at Uppsala U., Sweden

Message 1: Computational Ling: System Admin at Systran Luxembourg SA

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 11:01:11 +0200
From: pierre.thillen <>
Subject: Computational Ling: System Admin at Systran Luxembourg SA

SYSTRAN LUXEMBOURG SA , an MT company based in Luxembourg at

 12, rue de Vianden
 L - 2680 Luxembourg

involved in the development of the SYSTRAN machine translation system has
an immediate opening for

 1) one full-time system administrator

Responsible for system administration and development (UNIX, C)
and network supervision (Internet, Intranet)

University-level qualification in computer science
Knowledge of C programming language and the UNIX development environment
(make, CVS)
Knowledge of Perl would be a plus
Good knowledge of English

 1) one full-time linguist

This person will be responsible for the maintenance and development of the
German-French language pair

University degree in linguistics or languages
Native French speaker
Excellent knowledge of German

The following would be considered advantageous:
Knowledge of English
Experience in human translation
Experience in programming, preferably C
Experience in natural language processing
Knowledge of German linguistics

If you are interested in either of these job opportunities and you
feel you meet the requirements, please send your CV to the above
address or e-mail it to
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Message 2: Computational Ling: Lecturer at Uppsala U., Sweden

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 13:38:10 +0200
From: Lars Borin <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Lecturer at Uppsala U., Sweden

Lecturer in Computational Linguistics, Dept. of Linguistics, Uppsala
University, Sweden 2930/99

Description: Teaching and course development in Computational
Linguistics on the four-year Master's program in Language Engineering
(, particularly in the areas of Formal and
Computational Grammar (morphology, syntax, and parsing), and
Computational Lexicography.

The applicant should have experience of research and teaching in the
areas mentioned, as well as course administration and course

Applications (in two identical sets) should contain:
- CV, incl. certified photocopies of relevant documents
- a brief account of scientific and pedagogical achievments
- publication list
- publications

For further information, contact Professor Anna Sagvall Hein: or Director of Studies Lars Borin:

The application should be addressed to Uppsala University and sent to
the address:

Uppsala University
The Registrar
Box 256
SE - 751 05
Uppsala, SWEDEN

fax: +46 18 471 2000

If the application is sent by fax, the originals must be submitted by
regular mail as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is 28th June 1999.

About the Department of Linguistics and the Language Engineering

There are several completed and ongoing research projects in Computational
Linguistics/ Language Engineering at the department, e.g.: 
- A controlled-language/computer-aided translation project in cooperation
with Swedish truck manufacturer Scania.;
- SCARRIE, an EU project aiming at the development of Scandinavian
proof-reading tools for newspapers and publishing houses, in our case a
grammar checker for Swedish newspaper text;
- PLUG and ETAP, two projects where the extraction of linguistic
information from parallel translation corpora is investigated

There is also research going on in the areas of machine learning of
natural language, computational grammatical and semantic formalisms,
and computer aids for the learning of computational and general

Since 1994, we offer a four-year Master's program in Language
Engineering, where we accept 20 students per year. There are two and a
half years of common courses, in formal linguistics, mathematics,
computer programming (Prolog, web programming and Unix shellscripts),
and CL/LE. After this, the students specialise into areas such as
machine translation, language revision tools, CALL, speech technology,
or computational tools for language engineering.
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