LINGUIST List 11.199

Mon Jan 31 2000

Jobs: Computational Ling, General Ling

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  1. Ezra Black, Computational linguist: at ATR, Nara JAPAN
  2. anne abeille, General Ling:Postdoc at University Paris 7 (Jussieu), France

Message 1: Computational linguist: at ATR, Nara JAPAN

Date: 27 Jan 2000 06:46:59 -0000
From: Ezra Black <>
Subject: Computational linguist: at ATR, Nara JAPAN

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Computational linguist
Other Desired Areas: Machine translation
University or Organization: ATR
Department: ITL
State or Province: Nara
Country: JAPAN
Final Date of Application: End April 2000
Contact: Ezra Black

Address for Applications:
By email please
Nara 12345

 Mathematician (Probability) / Programmer Job 
 Statistical Natural Language Processing
 ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research 
 Kyoto, Japan

ATR in Kyoto, Japan is looking for a talented and
experienced mathematician (good probability
background) / computer scientist who is interested in
coming to Japan and joining an exciting research
project in statistical natural language processing. 
The overall goal of the project is speech-to-speech
translation between Japanese and a variety of
different languages, including English and French. 
The research group which the candidate would become
part of has developed and is refining a natural
language parsing system based on statistical machine
learning algorithms. The
job begins ideally in April/May, 2000 and lasts for
1-2 years. Later start dates are possible, though not
a first choice.

A qualified candidate must have the Ph.D. degree,
preferably math, physics, computer science; with
extensive programming experience and expertise in C++.
 Ability to innovate approaches to applied
mathematical problems in the area of probability
required. Experience with statistical modelling within
general pattern recognition field also important.
Familiarity with natural language field a plus but not
absoutely necessary. Candidate should know UNIX well
and in general be a highly expert programmer. This is
not a job for those who are theoreticians only, but
rather is for someone who is equally at home with
issues of statistical modelling theory, experimental
method, and
detailed coding matters. 

Extremely stimulating research environment; candidate
working directly with top researchers; opportunities
for travel within Asia; salary can range from
excellent to poor, depending on details of candidate's

If interested, please send cv to:
Thank you.
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Message 2: General Ling:Postdoc at University Paris 7 (Jussieu), France

Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 23:35:21 +0100
From: anne abeille <>
Subject: General Ling:Postdoc at University Paris 7 (Jussieu), France

There is a possibility of a Postdoc position
starting september 1st,
at University Paris 7 (Jussieu) France

We are looking for a SYNTACTICIAN
with preferably one of the following
- unification based frameworks (HPSG, LFG, TAGs)
- Romance languages
- computational linguistics (parsing or corpus annotation)

The candidate will work in the research lab Talana (computational
linguistics) which belongs both to the linguistics department of Paris 7
and to the CNRS lab Lattice (texts, language and cognition);

see ongoing projects at:

The candidate must be under 35
not French
and must defend his or her PhD before december 1st

The postdoc is paid about 2000$ per month,
the position is for 12 months with a possible
12 months extension

Please send CV and publication list
preferably by fax
to :

Anne Abeille
case 7003
Universite Paris 7
2 place Jussieu
75005 Paris
tel 00 33 1 44 27 82 87
fax 00 33 1 44 27 79 19
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