LINGUIST List 16.564

Thu Feb 24 2005

Jobs: Comp Ling/Lexical Semantics: Research Assoc, UK

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        1.    Myroslava Dzikovska, Computational Linguistics/Lexical Semantics: Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Message 1: Computational Linguistics/Lexical Semantics: Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Date: 24-Feb-2005
From: Myroslava Dzikovska <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics/Lexical Semantics: Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Human Communication Research Centre/School of Informatics
Job Rank: Research Associate in Lexicon Tools and Robust Parsing in Dialogue
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexical Semantics


The aim of this ONR-funded project is to create a toolset to aid in
the development of a wide-coverage parser for deep parsing and
semantic interpretation. You will develop tools to facilitate
extensions to a deep parser's lexicon based on existing wide-coverage
dictionaries, and devise algorithms for efficient parsing and robust
interpretation. Ideally you will have experience in grammar
development, lexical semantics, and semantic interpretation. Strong
programming skills in Java and/or Lisp are essential. Knowledge of
parsing technologies and machine learning techniques is a plus.

The project is titled 'A shared resource for Robust Semantic
Interpretation for both Linguists and Non-Linguists'. The project will
concentrate on extending a lexicon for a deep linguistically-motivated
parser with the aid of information found in wide-coverage dictionaries
such as FrameNet, VerbNet or Comlex, to aid linguists in developing a
wide-coverage parser for semantic interpretation in dialogue
systems. Additionally, robust parsing techniques for dealing with
unknown words and grammar constructions will be explored in context of
deep parsing and semantic interpretation.

The appointment has an initial fixed duration of up to 30 months, with
opportunities for continuation, and is expected to start April 1st
2005, or shortly thereafter.
Salary Scale: GBP 19,460 to 29,128

For more information and to apply online visit:
Please quote vacancy reference no: 3003251

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Myroslava Dzikovska
( or Prof Johanna Moore(

Additional information about the School of Informatics, HCRC, Language
at Edinburgh, and the University as a whole is available at:

Address for Applications:

Mrs Sarah White
School of Informatics
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 18-Mar-2005

Contact Information:

Dr Myroslava Dzikovska
Phone: +441316511724

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