LINGUIST List 14.1384

Thu May 15 2003

Jobs: Computational Ling: Researcher, Cambridge

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  1. Simone.Teufel, Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 08:58:15 +0000
From: Simone.Teufel <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Cambridge, United Kingdom

University or Organization: Cambridge
Department: Computer laboratory
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Research Associate
Grade: RASS		
Salary range: 18,265-27,339 pa
Limit of Tenure: Up to 36 months

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on a
research project on rhetorical analysis, citation analysis and
summarisation. The project will study the interaction of natural
language understanding techniques and discourse effects empirically on
a large text corpus of scientific texts. In particular, machine
learning techniques will be used to recognize the orientation of a
citation context as contrastive (''negative'' or ''supportive''). The
project will also investigate robust methods for porting recognition
of cue phrases (''In this paper, we present...'') to new domains such
as bio-informatics.

Qualifications and experience required (as appropriate to the grade
and duties): Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent experience)
in computational linguistics, computer science or a related
discipline, good programming skills (Java, C++ or perl), and knowledge
of statistical NLP techniques. Knowledge of internet technologies
would be an advantage.

Applicants should send a cover letter, full CV, the names and
addresses of three academic/professional referees and a form PD18

(available at: ) 

by 13 June 2003 

Simone Teufel, 
University of Cambridge, 
Computer Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue, 
Cambridge CB3 0FD. 

For further information/job description, please email
Closing date for applications: 13 June 2003
Proposed start date: 1 August 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Simone Teufel
	University of Cambridge 
	Computer Laboratory
	JJ Thomson Ave
	Cambridge, CB3 0FD
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 13-Jun-2003

Contact Information:
	Dr Simone Teufel
	Tel: +44 1223 763643
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