LINGUIST List 12.2880

Fri Nov 16 2001

Jobs: Natural Lang Research Postdoc, Sheffield, UK

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  1. David Horowitz, Chief Scientist, Research Assoc Scientist: Postdoc, Vox Generation Ltd & U/Sheffield,UK

Message 1: Research Assoc Scientist: Postdoc, Vox Generation Ltd & U/Sheffield,UK

Date: 16 Nov 2001 17:01:21 -0000
From: David Horowitz, Chief Scientist <>
Subject: Research Assoc Scientist: Postdoc, Vox Generation Ltd & U/Sheffield,UK

Rank of Job: Post doctoral level
Areas Required: Research Associate Scientist
Other Desired Areas: Probability Theory
University or Organization: Vox Generation Ltd. and University of Sheffield
Department: Natural Language Processing
State or Province: United Kingdom
Country: England
Final Date of Application: Dec. 20, 2001
Contact: David Horowitz, Chief Scientist
Address for Applications:
16 Palace Street
United Kingdom SW1E 5JD
Research Associate Scientist
In this position, you will assist in assisting the Chief Scientist in
building up resources to establish a strong R&D group. You will help
write components of grants and help define theoretical approaches
towards conversational dialogue systems. The focus of the work is on
Natural Language Parsing and Unified Language Modelling. This is a
highly technical position in mathematics and computer science and
hence not appropriate for candidates with pure linguistics background,
although computational linguists with strong quantitative skills are
The R&D department collaborates with Professor Yorick Wilks at the
University of Sheffield and the position will afford the candidate
mentorship from key researchers at Wilks' Natural Language Processing
Qualifications: Ph.D. in rigorous quantitative program such as
Computer Science, Mathematical Computational Linguistics, Artificial
Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Physics or Electrical
Skills: Hands-on software development experience in Java and/or C++.
Perl required.
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