LINGUIST List 13.1496

Thu May 23 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling:NLP Research/PostDoc Denmark

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  1. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Natural Language Processing: Research or PostDoc, U/Saarland Denmark

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Research or PostDoc, U/Saarland Denmark

Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 13:19:18 +0200
From: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova <korbayCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Research or PostDoc, U/Saarland Denmark

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Position in Tutorial Dialogue

A research associate or postdoc is sought to participate in a new
project in the area of intelligent tutorial dialogue systems teaching

The goal of this research project is (1) to empirically investigate
flexible dialogue management strategies in complex mathematics
tutoring dialogues; (2) to develop an experimental prototype system
gradually embodying the empirical findings.

The experimental system will engage in a dialogue in natural language
(and perhaps other modes of communication) and help a student to
understand and produce mathematical proofs. It is envisaged that the
(tutorial-)dialogue component would be embedded within the ActiveMath
learning environment ( and make use
of the the mathematical assistent system Omega

The qualifications for this position are a PhD or equivalent in a
research area related to Natural Language Processing. Interest and
experience with dialogue systems, natural language analysis and/or
generation, empirical methods and/or annotation are especially

The position is located at the University of the Saarland,
Saarbruecken, Germany, at the Computational Linguistics department
( The research is carried out in
cooperation with the Computer Science department
( and

The duration of this research position is for 2 years (with the
possibility of an extension). Salary of BAT2 level according to German
regulations (depends on age). The project is funded by the German
Research Agency (DFG), within the SFB378 project (Resource adaptive
cognitive processes

The starting date for the position is as soon as possible. We hope to
make hiring decisions in the next few weeks.

Please send inquiries and CVs or resumes to

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Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal - Computational Linguistics -
University of Saarland D-66041 Saarbruecken -
Phone +49 (681) 302-4343 - Fax +49 (681) 302-4351
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