LINGUIST List 12.2805

Thu Nov 8 2001

Jobs: ComputationalLing,Lexicography: Berlin, Germany

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  1. Alexander Geyken, ComputationalLing, Lexicography: Researchers at BBAW, Berlin Germany

Message 1: ComputationalLing, Lexicography: Researchers at BBAW, Berlin Germany

Date: 8 Nov 2001 12:43:00 -0000
From: Alexander Geyken <>
Subject: ComputationalLing, Lexicography: Researchers at BBAW, Berlin Germany

Areas Required: Computational Lexicography
Other Desired Areas: Lexicography
University or Organization: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
Department: DWDS
State or Province: Berlin
Country: Germany
Final Date of Application: 2001-12-05
Contact: Alexander Geyken

Address for Applications:
Jaegerstr. 22/23
Berlin 10117

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
Project Corpus based Study of the Syntax and Semantics of Collocations
in German

Several positions are available for a corpus linguistics project
funded by the Wolfgang Paul Programm sponsored by the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation (

The goal of the project is the semantic and syntactic analysis of
German collocations such as "Aufmerksamkeit zollen", "zur Entscheidung
bringen", "mit Kind und Kegel", "gr�ne Welle", and "gut und
gerne". This work will proceed in close collaboration with the
"Digitales W�rterbuch der deutschen Sprache des 20. Jh."
( For a full project description see .

Linguists / Lexicographers: The ideal candidates will be a native
German speaker and have a Master's degree or equivalent with a
background in lexical semantics, the syntax-semantics interface,
and/or lexicography. Familiarity with databases and basic
computational skills are required. Ability to work in a team with
linguists and computer scientists is essential. Starting date: April,
1, 2002.

Computer Scientists / Computational Linguists: The candidates will
contribute to the development of leading-edge text search and
retrieval server products based on Oracle 9i. The ideal candidates
will independently develop significant software product components
along with benchmarking activities. Requirements: Master's degree or
better in Computer Science or related fields; experience with text
analysis and text search systems, database systems; proficiency in C
or C++. Knowledge of basic statistics is desirable. Starting date:
January, 1, 2002.

Positions (rated BAT-IIa; around 80.000 DM per year), which may be
part time or full time, are available initially for two years and may
be renewable for a third year. The work will be carried out at the
Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) in Berlin, Germany under
the direction of Christiane Fellbaum. Applications received by
December 1, 2001 will receive full consideration, although interviews
may start at any time. For further information, please contact, or apply directly to:

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

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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