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Thu Feb 24 2005

Jobs: Comp Ling/Text Mining: Researcher, U of Edinburgh

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        1.    Ben Hachey, Comp Ling/Text Mining: Researcher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Message 1: Comp Ling/Text Mining: Researcher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Date: 22-Feb-2005
From: Ben Hachey <>
Subject: Comp Ling/Text Mining: Researcher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Information Extraction, Text Mining


The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites
applications for four research posts in the area of Information Extraction
and Text Mining. The appointments have a fixed duration of 2 1/2 years and
are expected to start April 2005, or shortly thereafter.

Three of the posts are part of a new project which uses Natural Language
Processing techniques to assist scientists in curating databases from the
online literature. Of the three posts, the first is in the area of document
retrieval, the second is in the area of shallow and statistical methods of
Information Extraction and the third is in the area of statistical/hybrid
computational semantics. The fourth post explores similar techniques but
involves a variety of application domains.

You will have skills in one or more of the following areas: Information
Retrieval, Information Extraction, Shallow Text Processing, Computational
Semantics, Ontologies, Statistical NLP, Machine Learning. Experience with
XML is highly desirable, as well as good programming skills in one of the
following languages: C, C++, Perl, Python, Java.

Interested persons should complete and return the Application Form and a
Curriculum Vitae by 11 March 2005.

For further information including detailed application instructions, please

Address for Applications:

Ms Avril Heron
University of Edinburgh
School of Informatics
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 11-Mar-2005

Contact Information:

Dr Claire Grover
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4441

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