LINGUIST List 15.2009

Tue Jul 6 2004

Jobs: Multilinguality: Manager, U/Brighton, UK

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  1. Domino.Moore, Multilinguality: Manager, University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Message 1: Multilinguality: Manager, University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 04:49:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Domino.Moore <>
Subject: Multilinguality: Manager, University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK

University or Organization: University of Brighton
Department: Information Technology Research Institute
Rank of Job: Manager
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Multilinguality, natural
		 language generation

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work with us on EPOCH, a Network
of Excellence under European Framework 6, which addresses the need to
improve the quality and effectiveness of the use of IT for Cultural
Heritage. The role of the Research Fellow will, in the first instance,
be to develop a showcase system in this area. If this work is
successful, then further research opportunities are envisaged.

ITRI's role in this project focuses on the thesis that to be optimally
useful, presentations of information related to Cultural Heritage
(e.g., museums) should include spoken and/or written information in
several natural languages, and that it is often advantageous to
generate such presentations automatically, rather than storing them in
advance. The post-holder will help us make the case for multilingual
Natural Language Generation (MNLG) in the domain of Cultural Heritage
by building a showcase. Since a first version of the showcase should
be finished by the beginning of December, we expect it to combine
existing systems or mock-ups, using technical shortcuts where
necessary; it will make liberal use of graphics (including animated
agents) to show how MNLG can function in a multimodal setting.

Later versions will explore deeper techniques for multilingual
generation and multimodality.

The ideal candidate for this work would combine technical abilities
(in language engineering, speech, and/or multimodality) with an eye
for both education and entertainment. The work would take place in a
setting where there is ample expertise in natural language generation,
cultural heritage, and graphics.

- excellent programming skills
- experience of building NLG systems, multimodal information
 presentation systems, or computer games

- experience with programming in C++
- experience with multilinguality
- experience with cultural heritage

Duration of Post: 1 year in the first instance.

Salary: �22,954 - �28,621pa

Applications forms can be obtained online or call (01273) 642849 (24 hours)
quoting the reference number SI4017. Alternatively if you are
interested in applying for this post or would like further
information, please contact the Senior Research Administrator in ITRI,
Mrs Domino Moore, on 01273 642902 or


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Mrs Domino Moore
	ITRI, University of Brighton
	Watts Building, Lewes Road
	Brighton, East Sussex BN2 4GJ
	United Kingdom 

	Applications are due by 02-Aug-2004

Contact Information:
	Mrs Domino Moore
	Tel: 01273 642902
	Fax: 01273 643110

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