LINGUIST List 11.601

Fri Mar 17 2000

Jobs: Comp Ling:Research Position in Berlin, Germany

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  1. Alexander Geyken, Comp Ling:Research Position at Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin Germany

Message 1: Comp Ling:Research Position at Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin Germany

Date: 16 Mar 2000 17:50:45 -0000
From: Alexander Geyken <geykenbbaw.de>
Subject: Comp Ling:Research Position at Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin Germany


Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Computer Scientist / Computer Linguist
Other Desired Areas: Document Management/Information Retrieval
University or Organization: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
Department: Project DWDS (Digital Dictionary of the German Language in
the 20th Century)
State or Province: Berlin
Country: Germany
Final Date of Application: 04-05-00
Contact: Alexander Geyken geykenbbaw.de

Address for Applications:
Jaegerstr. 22/23
Berlin
Berlin 10117
Germany


2 RESEARCH POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
Project DWDS (Digital Dictionary of the German Language in the 20th 
Century)


The project DWDS at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences is
seeking 
for a computer linguist and a computer scientist to work on a 
project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). 

The project's current aim is to construct a very large linguistically 
annotated text database of the German language of the 20th century 
where equal weight will be given to the language of literature, 
mass media, scientific prose, popular textbooks, practical instructions

and, to the extent possible, spoken language.

Position 1: Computer Scientist:
The candidate will contribute to develop leading-edge text search 
and retrieval server products. The focus will be on candidates who 
can independently develop significant software product components.

Requirements: masters degree or better in Computer Science, 
or related fields, or suitable industry experience; experience 
with text analysis and text search systems, database systems. 
Areas will include core C/C++ or Java component development in a 
Unix-Environment along with benchmarking activities.


Position 2: Computer Linguist:
The candidate will be responsible for the text conversion and annotation
of the above mentioned texts into a TEI-format. He or she will also be
capable of managing and coordinating work of a group of 10-15
free-lancers doing the SGML/XML encoding. Furthermore, the candidate
will contribute to develop finite-state and context-free techniques for
natural language parsing and linguistic text annotation. 

Requirements: masters degree or better in computational linguistics, 
or related fields, or suitable industry experience; Proficiency in 
SGML and/or XML and a strong experience in scripting environments. 
Strong interpersonal and communications skills are necessary to 
effectively interact with the SGML/XML encoding group. Near native 
fluency in German is required.


Both positions are rated BAT-IIa/O (minimum of 65 000 DM per year), 
available initially for two years. Applications received by April 5, 
2000 will receive full consideration, although interviews may start 
at any time. For further information, please contact Alexander Geyken,
DWDS project manager, (geykenbbaw.de), or apply directly to:

Ralf Wolz
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Project DWDS
Jaegerstr. 22/23 
D-10117 Berlin
wolzbbaw.de

Please note that only ASCII text format resumes will be accepted via 
e-mail. Other hard copy and electronic formats will be accepted by 
regular mail.
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