LINGUIST List 12.2708

Tue Oct 30 2001

Jobs: Comp Ling Research Assoc, U/Tuebingen Germany

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  1. Uwe Moennich, Computational Ling: Research assoc - Univ of Tuebingen, Germany

Message 1: Computational Ling: Research assoc - Univ of Tuebingen, Germany

Date: 30 Oct 2001 15:09:55 -0000
From: Uwe Moennich <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Research assoc - Univ of Tuebingen, Germany

Rank of Job: Research associate
Areas Required: Coalgebraic Modelling of Hyper texts
Other Desired Areas: universal (co-)algebra
University or Organization: University of Tuebingen
Department: Theoretical Computational Linguistics Group
State or Province: Baden-Wuerttemberg
Country: Germany
Final Date of Application: 1 December 2001
Contact: Uwe Moennich

Address for Applications:
Wilhelmstr. 113

We are looking for a Research Associate for our project "Coalgebraic
Modelling of Hyper Texts and Annotation Graphs" for a period of 2+1
years with the option to prolong by another 3 years.

Project aims:
Although there are first analyses of hyper texts and annotation graphs
available on a descriptive level, there exists neither a formally
satisfying theory nor a logically exact representation of them. The
onhand project tries to develop a formal framework for hyper texts and
annotation graphs that is distinguished by an essential use of
coalgebraic methods. Coalgebraic techniques are preferable over
algebraic ones, because hyper texts and annotations of discourses are
usually associated with graphs, and the natural mathematical
description of graphs is given by coalgebras. This formal framework
provides the mathematical model by which a logical-semantical
representation of hyper texts and annotation graphs will be made
possible. This opens the opportunity to analyse the consistency and
practicability of the proposed models. The theoretical results will
also be used to exemplify certain practical applications.

* or m.a. in (theoretical) computational linguistics, computer 
 science, or mathematics
* ph.d. in (theoretical) computational linguistics, computer science, 
 or mathematics desirable 
* strong formal background 
* knowledge of universal algebra 
* knowledge of universal coalgebra desirable 
* interest in hyper texts, annotation graphs, and markup languages

Disabled people will be prefered when having the same qualification. 

The University of T�bingen strives to increase the proportion of women
in research and teaching, and therefore encourages qualified female
scientists to apply.

The salary follows German civil servants standard (Verg�tungsgruppe
BAT IIa) and amounts to approximately 43.000 Euro brutto varying by
age and maritial status.

Please send your application containing a short CV, a list of
publications and the necessary diplomas to

Prof. Dr. Uwe M�nnich
Seminar f�r Sprachwissenschaft
Universit�t T�bingen
Wilhelmstr. 113
72074 Tbingen

or email to

Further Information:
Prof. Dr. Uwe M�nnich
Phone: +49 7071 2974035

Dr. Stephan Kepser
Phone: +49 7071 2972732

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