LINGUIST List 13.370

Mon Feb 11 2002

Jobs: Natural Lang Processing: Research (E-job)

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  1. Ernst Buchberger, Natural Lang Processing: [E-Job] Research in Human Language Technology

Message 1: Natural Lang Processing: [E-Job] Research in Human Language Technology

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 15:08:59 +0100
From: Ernst Buchberger <>
Subject: Natural Lang Processing: [E-Job] Research in Human Language Technology

Research position in Human Language Technology 
at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OeFAI), 
Vienna, Austria 

We offer a position in OeFAI's Natural Language Processing Group, in
the NECA (A Net Environment of Embodied Emotional Conversational
Agents) project funded by the EU's IST Programme. The objective of
NECA is the development and implementation of a system for creating
web applications with embodied conversational agents which show
personality traits and emotion. Key tasks of OeFAI in the project are
 * German natural language generation, 
 * Integration of verbal and nonverbal aspects of communication
 - the development of a representation language and 
 - the implementation of a component for animation

Further information about the project and the consortium can be found

The candidate should have a strong interest in web applications and
good programming skills, preferably in Java. A background in natural
language generation and/or embodied conversational agents is expected.

She/he has finished her/his diploma or an equivalent degree in 
computational linguistics, or computer science or a comparable 

A good command of German and/or English is expected. 

The project has started October 2001, with a duration of 30 months.
We would like to fill the position by April 1st, 2002, but the exact
starting date is negotiable. The original contract will be for 15
month. Continued employment after that period is possible.

The yearly gross salary - depending on the qualification of the
candidate -
will be up to EURO 39.500,--. 

OeFAI offers a very friendly and stimulating working environment. It 
is the leading Austrian research center in the field of Artificial 
Intelligence. Its offices are situated right in the center of 
Vienna. More information about the OeFAI and its Natural Language 
Processing group can be found at 

Inquiries and applications (including a short CV) 
should be sent by mail or email to: 

Harald Trost 
Schottengasse 3 
A-1010 Wien, Austria 
Tel.: +43 1 4277 63121 
Fax: +43 1 4277 9631 
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