LINGUIST List 2.155

Monday, 22 Apr 1991

Jobs: U of Ulster, Computational ling

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  2. Tom Wachtel, NLP job ad

Message 1: Job

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 91 13:06 GMT
Subject: Job
Subject to formal university approval, there will be a post available at
Department of Communication, University of Ulster, from October 1991,
for someone to teach mainly phonetics and phonology, particularly on the
degree in Speech and Language Therapy, plus contribute to other courses
in linguistics and communication.
Anyone interested should contact me for further details
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Message 2: NLP job ad

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 91 12:31:18 BST
From: Tom Wachtel <>
Subject: NLP job ad

Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd

Canon Research Centre Europe is looking for new recruits for its
Natural Language Processing research group. Our particular interest is
in interpretation relative to context, and in using pragmatics and
generalised non-linguistic reasoning to enhance Natural Language
systems. This research work is not currently tied to the production of
a particular product, but seen rather as providing a foundation for
more directed application work at the right point in the future.
Providing a prototype is, however, of prime importance.

We are looking for people with a good knowledge of natural language
processing or knowledge representation and reasoning, or a good general
computer science background. Good programming abilities are essential,
preferably in Prolog. Creativity and a flair for innovative work would
be essential.

Less experienced people who feel attracted by this proposition need not
be deterred from applying. We plan to offer training to appropriate
people at the Centre for Computational Linguistics at UMIST,
Manchester, as full Canon employees working as part of a UMIST research
team, with some degree of autonomy regarding their research
activities. At the end of the training period (probably one year),
they would be expected to transfer to Guildford. This is part of
Canon's effort to foster training in British industry, and to recruit
innovative scientists to its workforce.

Canon Research Centre Europe has been on the University of Surrey
Research Park since 1988, and currently employs about 30 people, and is
expanding. We doubt that you would be disappointed by salary, equipment
or working environment.

Our recruitment policy is one of equal opportunity.

If you are interested, please send a detailed CV to:

Tom Wachtel
(NLI position)
Canon Research Centre Europe
17-20 Frederick Sanger Road
Surrey Research Park
Guildford GU2 5YD, UK

tel: +44-483-574325
fax: +44-483-574360

or to Personnel ( at the same address.

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