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LINGUIST List 19.3148

Fri Oct 17 2008

Jobs: Cognitive Science, Computational Ling: Post Doc, U of Edinburgh

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        1.    Frank Keller, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Message 1: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date: 16-Oct-2008
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, 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: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Machine learning


Description:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Language Processing
Vacancy Reference Number: 3009969

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, invites applications
for a full-time, fixed term Research Associate position on the project
'Synchronous Linguistic and Visual Processing' funded by the European
Research Council. The aim of this project is to investigate the cognitive
processes that unfold when humans view a visual scene and listen to a
speech stimulus at the same time. The
project encompasses both experimental research using eye-tracking and
computational work using machine learning and probabilistic modeling. The
successful candidate will work as part of a team of experts in linguistic
and visual processing; he/she will design and implement models that capture
the alignment of linguistic and visual representations and evaluate them
against eye-tracking data.

You will have a Ph.D. in computational linguistics, computer science,
cognitive science, or a related discipline. You will have strong
programming skills and a background in natural language processing (e.g.,
language modeling, parsing, alignment methods, corpus processing, human
evaluation). Experience with machine learning and probabilistic modeling
techniques is essential.

This is a fixed position for three years, starting January 1, 2009 or as
soon as possible thereafter. The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual
salary in the range of GBP 29,704 to GBP 35,469.

For further information please contact Dr. Frank Keller. Details about the
position, as well as an online application form, can be found at:

http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3009969

More information about the project can be found at:

http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/keller/projects/synproc.html

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2008

Contact Information:
Dr. Frank Keller
Email: kellerinf.ed.ac.uk

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