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Thu Jul 18 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: AssocProf, Tokyo Japan

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Message 1: Jobs: Computational Ling: Assoc Prof, Tokyo, Japan

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 22:10:20 +0000
From: collier <colliernii.ac.jp>
Subject: Jobs: Computational Ling: Assoc Prof, Tokyo, Japan


University or Organization: National Institute of Informatics
Rank of Job: Associate Professor
Specialty Areas Required: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning

Description:

INFORMATION EXTRACTION AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS, TOKYO

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER
Until the end of March 2004

We invite applications for a post-doctoral research assistant to
perform R&D on the PIA Project at NII, Tokyo. PIA started in April
2001 and has recently been awarded funding for two years by the
Japanese Ministry of Education and Science. The overall objective is
the development of an information extraction system based on machine
learning and supported by knowledge contained in ontologies that will
be portable between domains. The two main languages for the system
will be English and Japanese, although initial development of the
system will focus on English as the main language. The position is
available immediately and will be filled as soon as we find a suitable
candidate.

The ideal candidate will have good programming skills (C, C++, Perl,
Java etc.) and a background in machine learning, computational
linguistics, statistical NLP or some related numerate discipline. The
candidate should hold or expect to very soon hold a
Ph.D. Additionally, knowledge of statistical NLP, pattern recognition,
corpus processing are highly desirable.

The monthly salary is at the standard postdoctoral level for NII which
includes a housing allowance, commuting allowance, and approximately 5
months salary guaranteed as bonus per year.

JOB SPECIFICATION:

Develop new technologies for named entity/terminology extraction and
coreference identification.

Participate in the development of guidelines for creation of
annotation data

LOCATION OF JOB:

National Institute of Informatics is located in the centre of Tokyo
(see http://www.nii.ac.jp/)

To apply please send a full CV/resume, a cover letter and a recent
journal/conference paper to:

Dr. Nigel Collier
National Institute of Informatics
2-1-2- Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430
Japan

Tel.: +81-3-4212-2536
Fax.: +81-3-356-1916
URL: http://research.nii.ac.jp/~collier/

e-mail: colliernii.ac.jp (please write ''PIA job'' in the subject
line to avoid delay).

Informal contacts may be made to the same address. 


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Nigel Collier
	National Institute of Informatics
	National Center of Sciences, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi
	Chiyoda-ku
	Tokyo, Tokyo 101-8430
	Japan 
Position is open until filled.


Contact Information:
	Dr. Nigel Collier.
	Email: colliernii.ac.jp
	Tel: +81-3-4212-2536
	Fax: +81-3-3556-1916
	Website: http://www.nii.ac.jp
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