LINGUIST List 12.83

Tue Jan 16 2001

Jobs: NLP/AI: Lecturer at U of Surrey, UK

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  1. Andrew Hippisley, NLP, AI: Lecturer at U of Surrey, UK

Message 1: NLP, AI: Lecturer at U of Surrey, UK

Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 14:57:48 -0600
From: Andrew Hippisley <>
Subject: NLP, AI: Lecturer at U of Surrey, UK

University of Surrey




Salary on the Lecturer A Scale up to �22,245 per annum subject to
experience and qualifications.

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer within the areas of
natural language processing (IR /IE), image content analysis, neural
networks and knowledge representation. The successful candidate will
contribute to and benefit from ongoing research programmes and will
also be encouraged to develop their individual research profile to
complement current work in the Department.

The AI Group is part of the Centre of Knowledge Management where
current projects include the EPSRC-sponsored Scene-of-Crime
Information System (SOCIS) which is exploring links between language
and vision, and the EU-sponsored Standards-based Access to Lexical and
Terminological Data (SALT) which is dealing with issues of resource
reuse, data interchange and standardisation of terminology and

The post is within the Department of Computing at the University of
Surrey which is committed to being a key player in exploring and
exploiting opportunities made available through the ever-expanding
Internet and its successors including the so-called GRID.

We are keen to expand R&D into areas related to the capture/delivery,
analysis and processing of documents comprising text, pictures,
graphics, and sound. Developments in text retrieval, computational &
corpus linguistics, in image processing and image indexing, and in
'computational semiotics' are especially relevant. Once the document
is analysed it is desirable to map the analysed contents onto a
knowledge representation scheme.

The Department has close relationships with all other areas of the
School including the 5* rated Centres for "Communication Systems
Research" and "Vision Speech and Signal Processing" which it sees as
an important part of its future strategy. For more information about
the Department's research visit

Informal professional enquiries may be made to: 

Professor Khurshid Ahmad, Head of Computing (
telephone +44(0)1483 879322,
Dr Andrew Salway (, telephone +44(0)1483 873133,
or Dr Andrew Hippisley ( +44(0)1483 879630.

For an application pack and details of how to apply please contact:

Mr K E Sivyer, School Personnel Administrator, School of Electronics,
Computing and Mathematics (SEC&M), University of Surrey, Guildford,
Surrey, GU2 7XH. 
Telephone +44(0)1483 876125 (answerphone/fax) or 879133 during office
hours. Email:

Or visit the University web site at where
electronic application documents may be found under Employment

Please quote Post Reference Number 2541, supply your postal address
and where you saw the advertisement. Closing date for applications
31st January 2001.

The University is Committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy.
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