LINGUIST List 13.734

Tue Mar 19 2002

Jobs: Language Processing:Research Asst, Sheffield UK

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  1. Linda Perna, Langauge Processing: Research Assistant at University of Sheffield

Message 1: Langauge Processing: Research Assistant at University of Sheffield

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 15:14:00 +0000
From: Linda Perna <>
Subject: Langauge Processing: Research Assistant at University of Sheffield

Research Position in Language Processing at Sheffield (Ref PR491)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the
Natural Language Processing Research Group in the Department of
Computer Science, University of Sheffield, to work on an EU-funded
project POESIA.

POESIA (Public Open-source Environment for Safer Internet Access) aims
to develop an integrated Internet caching and filtering system, to
enable safe and educationally appropriate Internet access. This two
year, multi-site, project is funded by the EU as part of the Internet
Action Plan programme. Sheffield's role in POESIA is concerned with
filtering web pages, etc, on the basis of their English language text
content. The approach to be developed will use natural language
processing techniques to achieve enhanced filtering effectiveness.

The ideal candidate for this position should have strong programming
skills and a background in language processing from either a NLP,
Information Retrieval or Speech Processing perspective. Knowledge of
any of automated text categorisation, statistical methods and corpus
processing will be an advantage.

The appointment will be made on either the RA1A or RA2 pay scale, and
should start as soon as an appointment can be made. Information about
the research work of Sheffield's large and well-funded NLP group can
be viewed at:

Informal enquiries can be made to Mark Hepple (email:; tel: +44 (0)114 222 1829).

To apply for this position, please request an Information Pack from
the Personnel Department, by any of following methods:

phone: +44 (0)114 222 1631 (24 hour telephone answering service)
fax: +44 (0)114 222 1624
post: The Personnel Department, Firth Court, Western Bank,
Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom

An information pack is also available online at

To avoid unnecessary delay, please ensure that you quote the job
reference number PR491 and your full postal address when requesting
details. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and
preferably not later than March 27, 2002 (although applications
received after this date will still be considered).
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