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LINGUIST List 19.1683

Tue May 27 2008

Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Edinburgh

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        1.    Mirella Lapata, Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: 26-May-2008
From: Mirella Lapata <mlapinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Post-Doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing

Job Reference: 3009188
Department: Informatics
Job Title: Research Associate
Job Function: Academic
Job Type: Fixed Term: 36 months
Expiry Date: 15 July 2008
Salary Scale: GBP 28,290-33,779

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites
applications for the post of researcher on the project 'Global Inference
for Summarization Using Integer Linear Programming', funded by the EPSRC.
This project will design and implement novel models for summarization that
break away from the sentence extraction paradigm. The overall aim is to
utilize global inference algorithms for the summarization task and
demonstrate their superiority over traditional local optimization methods.

The position is suitable for a candidate with a PhD in Natural Language
Processing, computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. The
successful applicant will have strong programming skills and experience
with natural language processing techniques and machine learning.
Experience with summarization and/or optimization methods is also
desirable. He or she will be responsible for developing summarization
models (both extractive and abstractive) within a global inference
framework evaluation and for their evaluation. The starting date will be 01
September 2008, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal inquiries can be made by email to Mirella Lapata. Further
particulars for this position can be found at:


The closing date for applications is 15 July 2008. Please submit your
application online at the URL given above or in hardcopy to the application
address listed below, quoting job reference 3009188.

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms Avril Heron
HCRC, University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9LW
United Kingdom
Contact Information:
Dr Mirella Lapata
Email: mlapinf.ed.ac.uk
Phone: +44-131-650-4416
Fax: +44-131-650-6626
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