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LINGUIST List 16.2784

Tue Sep 27 2005

Jobs: Computational Ling: Post Doc, U of Edinburgh

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        1.    Mirella Lapata, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Date: 27-Sep-2005
From: Mirella Lapata <mlapinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

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University or Organization: Univeristy of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Computer Science


Research Fellow in Computational Linguistics

Job Details:
Job Reference 3005069
Department Informatics
Job Title Research Fellow
Job Function Academic
Job Type Fixed Term: 36 months
Expiry Date 30-Nov-2005
Salary Scale GBP 19,460 - GBP 29,128

Job Description:
The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites applications
for the post of research fellow on the project 'Statistical Models of
Text-to-Text Generation and their Role in Practical Applications', funded by the
EPSRC. The project will design and implement novel algorithms and techniques for
text rewriting for a number of key text-to-text generation applications. The
project's aim is to develop a general modeling framework for capturing
alternative ways of conveying the same information at the sentence and document

The position is suitable for a candidate with a PhD in computational
linguistics, computer science, or a related discipline. The successful applicant
will have strong programming skills and experience with natural language
processing techniques (e.g., language modeling, alignment methods, vector-space
models, finite state methods, corpus processing, evaluation, statistical
generation). Experience with lexicon acquisition and/or summarisation is also
desirable. He or she will be responsible for developing and testing
computational models for text rewriting, and for developing methods for the
automatic construction of redundancy-rich corpora. The starting date will be 01
February 2006, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal inquiries can be made by email to Mirella Lapata (mlapinf.ed.ac.uk).
Further particulars for this position can be found at:

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2004. Please submit your
application online at the URL given above or in hardcopy to the address below,
quoting job reference 3005069.

Address for Applications:

Ms. Avril Heron
HCRC, University of Edinburgh
School of Informatics
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2005

Contact Information:

Dr Mirella Lapata
Email: mlapinf.ed.ac.uk
Phone: +44-131-650-4416
Fax: +44-131-650-6626
Website: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/

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