LINGUIST List 10.939

Thu Jun 17 1999

Jobs: Lecturer/Comp Ling, Multi Lingual Call Centre

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  1. Lars Borin, Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
  2. Steve McArthur, Multi Lingual Call Centre

Message 1: Lecturer in Computational Linguistics

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 15:47:32 +0200
From: Lars Borin <>
Subject: Lecturer in Computational Linguistics

[Corrected version of previous posting]

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

Duration: 1st September 1999 - 31st July 2001

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 development.

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
Uppsala University, The Registrar, Box 256, SE - 751 05, Uppsala, SWEDEN, 
fax no +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 program 

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 linguistics.

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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Message 2: Multi Lingual Call Centre

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 17:30:37 +0100
From: Steve McArthur <>
Subject: Multi Lingual Call Centre

I am currently looking for people with language skills to relocate to
Edinburgh, Scotland. The main languages I am looking for are German, Dutch,
Polish and the Scandic countries. The positions are within a Multi Lingual
Call Centre. All enquiries should come direct to myself.

Steve McArthur
Olympian Call Centre Services (Answering the Challenge)
5 Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH
Tel: 0131 623 8623 Fax: 0131 623 7623
Visit the Olympian Website:	
Olympian are Nationwide Call Centre Consultants supplying Temporary and
Permanent staff, developing your training needs and advising on your
existing Call Centre requirements. If you need any further help or advice
please ring me.

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