LINGUIST List 12.127

Sat Jan 20 2001

Jobs: NLP, Info Retrieval: Research at Canon, UK

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  1. Joe Bullock, NLP, Information Retrieval: Researcher at Canon Research Centre, UK

Message 1: NLP, Information Retrieval: Researcher at Canon Research Centre, UK

Date: 19 Jan 2001 12:14:25 -0000
From: Joe Bullock <>
Subject: NLP, Information Retrieval: Researcher at Canon Research Centre, UK

Rank of Job: Researcher
Areas Required: Information Retrieval Research
Other Desired Areas: Natural Language Processing; Multilingual
Information Systems
University or Organization: Canon Research Centre Europe
Department: Retrieval Group
State or Province: Surrey
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: Open
Contact: Joe Bullock

Address for Applications:
Surrey Research Park
Surrey GU2 7YJ

Canon Research Centre Europe (CRE) has a position for a top quality
researcher for its Information Retrieval activities.


You will be working as part of a group that develops document
retrieval technologies for Canon products and investigates advanced
retrieval approaches to support future products. You will also play a
key role in advancing the research and development programme of the
group. Ideally, you will have sound knowledge of information retrieval
techniques and the application of natural language processing to such
technologies. Experience of multilingual information systems would be

Job specification

 o To perform research and development on advanced information
 retrieval, natural language processing and user interface

 o To develop and initiate first class research into multimedia
 information retrieval


 o First class academic background: PhD (or equivalent level of
 experience) in information retrieval, natural language processing
 or closely related discipline

 o Proven track record of initiating and developing new research

 o The ability to work with internal or external customers

 o Good software engineering skills in a variety of programming
 languages, especially C++ and Java


 o Experience of full project lifecycle and product-level software

 o Proven publication record

 o Expertise in the areas of:
 - multilingual information systems
 - document markup languages
 - HCI
 - statistical information processing

Application procedure 

To apply please send, fax or email your CV with a covering letter,
quoting reference J18, to:

 Recruitment Manager
 Canon Research Centre Europe
 1 Occam Court
 Surrey Research Park
 Guildford GU2 7YJ
 United Kingdom 

 Tel: +44 1483 448844
 Fax: +44 1483 448845


More information is available on the CRE web site:

If you would like to discuss the job more informally, please phone Dr
Wilson Chiu or Dr Joe Bullock on +44 (0) 1483 448844.

Because of British law, preference will be given to applicants who
already have the right to work in the United Kingdom.
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