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LINGUIST List 18.219

Mon Jan 22 2007

Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Research Fellow, U of Brighton

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        1.    Richard Way, Natural Language Processing: Research Fellow, University of Brighton, UK

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Research Fellow, University of Brighton, UK
Date: 22-Jan-2007
From: Richard Way <richard.wayeurorscg-riley.co.uk>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Research Fellow, University of Brighton, UK

University or Organization: University of Brighton
Department: Computing Mathematical and Information Sciences
Web Address: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/vacancies
Job Rank: Research Fellow
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


From £28,290 to £33,799

The Natural Language Technology Group (NLTG) at the University of Brighton
is seeking a research fellow to work on the Prodigy (Probabilistic Deep
Generation) project, a new 3-year EPSRC-funded project led by Dr Anja Belz.
The aim of Prodigy is to develop a comprehensive, linguistically informed,
probabilistic methodology for generating language. Drawing also on the
expertise of the two affiliated project members, Dr Ehud Reiter (Aberdeen)
and Dr Khalid Choukri (ELRA/ELDA), Prodigy will focus on developing
technology in two key areas: (i) domain-independent linguistic
representation, in particular content representation; and (ii)
probabilistic decision-making.

We are seeking a highly motivated and committed researcher to work on all
aspects of the Prodigy Project, but in particular on developing a content
representation formalism suitable for encoding the inputs to a type of
computational natural language generation (NLG) often called data-to-text
NLG. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area of computational
linguistics or a closely related field. Proficiency in at least one
programming language commonly used in Natural Language Processing (e.g.
Python, Java, Perl, C/C++, Prolog) is essential. Candidates must also have
good knowledge and understanding of at least one of NLG, discourse analysis
and semantic and/or discourse representation for computational processing
of language. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for independent
research and commitment to developing their research career. The post is
fixed-term for 33 months due to funding. The post is available from 1
April 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter. Job sharers welcome. For an
informal discussion please contact Dr Anja Belz (email:

Application Deadline: 20-Feb-2007

Contact Information:
Dr Anja Belz
Email: A.S.Belzbrighton.ac.uk
Phone: (01273) 648849

Apply on-line at: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/vacancies
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