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LINGUIST List 16.1678

Thu May 26 2005

Jobs: Computational Ling: Research Assoc, U Cambridge

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        1.    Ann Copestake, Computational Ling: Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK

Message 1: Computational Ling: Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK
Date: 25-May-2005
From: Ann Copestake <aaccl.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Ling: Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK

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University or Organization: Cambridge
Department: Computer Laboratory and Chemistry
Job Rank: Research Associate
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Ref No: NR115 & 116
Salary: £19,460 - £29,127 pa
Limit of tenure: Up to forty-eight months

Applications are invited for two Research Associates to develop natural
language processing technology for eScience. The project aims to develop a
natural-language oriented markup language which enables the tight
integration of partial information from a wide variety of language
processing tools. This language will be compatible with GRID and Web
protocols and will have a sound logical basis consistent with Semantic Web
standards. This will be used for robust and extensible extraction of
information from scientific texts and to model scientific argumentation and
citation purpose in order to support novel modes of information access. We
will demonstrate the applicability of this infrastructure on Chemistry texts.

The project is a collaboration between the NLIP group in the Computer
Laboratory (A. Copestake, S. Teufel http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/NL/),
the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics in the Department of
Chemistry (P. Murray-Rust: http://www-ucc.ch.cam.ac.uk/) and the Cambridge
eScience Centre (A. Parker: http://www.escience.cam.ac.uk/).

This project will build on existing technology for the analysis of natural
language text and for representation of data in Chemistry texts. Proposed
start date: 1 October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Post 1 (Computer Laboratory):
Research in combining deep and shallow processing techniques, parsing of
Chemistry texts, discourse analysis, word sense disambiguation and anaphora
resolution with respect to ontologies. Coordination with Chemistry on
application of technology to Chemistry texts and with the eScience Centre
on development of high throughput techniques.

A PhD or equivalent experience in computational linguistics/natural
language engineering is required. Relevant topics include computational
semantics, anaphora resolution, word sense disambiguation, shallow/deep
parsing, information extraction and ontology extraction. However, broad
interests and demonstrated ability to apply theoretical research with large
corpora will be an advantage.

As the research will build on an extensive existing code base mostly
implemented in C or Common Lisp, strong programming skills in these
languages are essential (also relevant are perl and C++), in a Unix/ Linux
environment. Knowledge of internet technologies would be an advantage.

Post 2 (Chemistry):
Research in chemical ontology based on XML, RDF and Semantic Web
technology. Recognition and parsing of chemical terms, user interface
design, coordination with Computer Laboratory, and interaction with
chemical publishers.

A PhD or equivalent experience in chemical informatics, computational
chemistry or equivalent. Experience in some of the following in chemistry:
searching, GUIs, datamining, high-throughput computation and the GRID.
Programming experience in a modern language (Java, C++) essential.

For further information/job description, please e-mail
Simone.Teufelcl.cam.ac.uk, or visit http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/DeptInfo/Jobs/

Applicants should send a cover letter, a completed PD18 form
(http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18/), a full CV, the
names and addresses of three academic/professional referees to Simone
Teufel, address below. Interview date: week of 4-8 July 2005.

Address for Applications:

Dr Simone Teufel
Computer Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 0FD
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 20-Jun-2005

Contact Information:

Dr Simone Teufel
Email: Simone.Teufelcl.cam.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1223 763500
Website: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/DeptInfo/Jobs/

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