LINGUIST List 13.1791

Tue Jun 25 2002

Jobs: Arabic: PostDoc, Univ of Colorado, USA

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  1. jurafsky, Jobs: Standard Arabic: Post Doc, University/Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Message 1: Jobs: Standard Arabic: Post Doc, University/Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 14:34:27 +0000
From: jurafsky <>
Subject: Jobs: Standard Arabic: Post Doc, University/Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

University or Organization: University of Colorado, Boulder
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas Required: Any
Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (Code = ABV)


Boulder, in coordination with the Departments of Computer Science and
Linguistics, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral or post-
masters researcher in the area of Arabic natural language processing
and corpus linguistics. The larger project is focused on shallow
semantic parsing of English, Chinese, and Arabic in the context of
automatic question-answering. The candidate would be working
collaboratively with professors Dan Jurafsky, James Martin, and Wayne
Ward, and the graduate students in their lab. Research will include
assembling suites of Arabic language processing software, building
Arabic- language corpora, and labeling them semantically. In addition
to these corpus linguistics skills, the ideal candidate would also
have computational skills to help build statistical models of Arabic
language parsing and semantic parsing, but our initial and core need
is for corpus and tool acquisition. This position lasts through
August 2003, with possibilities for extension. The University of
Colorado at Boulder and the Center for Spoken Language Research have
active programs of research in speech and language understanding as
well as computational linguistics and cognitive science. CSLR is
located in Boulder, a beautiful town at the foot of the Rocky

Required skills:
 - MA or Ph.D. in Linguistics or Computer Science
 - fluency in Arabic
 - familiarity with natural language corpora
 - ability to work as part of a team
 - enough computational knowledge to help install and use Arabic
 language processing software.

Useful skills:
 - programming ability in UNIX, Perl, C/C++

To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter emphasizing relevant
background, and arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent, all
(preferably by email) to Ms. Terry Durham at

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Ms. Terry Durham
	CSLR (Center for Spoken Language Research)
	University of Colorado, Boulder
	3215 Marine Street
	Boulder, CO 80303
	United States 
Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Ms. Terry Durham.

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