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Tue 10 Sep 1991

Jobs: Technical, applied

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Message 1: job

Date: Wed, 4 Sep 91 14:49:43 EDT
From: <>
Subject: job
The Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University is
seeking a full-time Technical Staff Member to work on the
WordNet project.
WordNet is a lexical database organized around psycholinguistic
principles. At the simplest level it is composed of four components:
(1) raw lexical files edited by lexicographers, (2) a database that
is derived from the lexicographic files using a program
referred to as the grinder, (3) search code to retrieve
the data for end-users, and (4) various command line and window based
interfaces including SunView, X-windows, MS-Windows, SuperCard,
command line (PC, UNIX, MacOS,NEXT).
The candidate will have a mix of responsibilities including all 4 components
of WordNet. The raw lexical files are edited using an editor derived
from emacs that has a basic understanding of the syntax of the database.
Some minimal maintenance of this editor written in emacs-lisp is required.
The grinder is currently maintained by another programmer, but the candidate
should become knowledgeable about the input files and the format
of the output files.
The search code for the database is written in C, and runs on the previously
mentioned platforms. The candidate should have a strong background in
C development on a UNIX/Sun platform. Previous efforts at porting the code
to other platforms have required only minimal knowledge of PC software
as the code is generic in that it does not depend on specific hardware
or operating systems.
The interfaces are all written in C. The Sunview interface is being phased
out and the focus is on the X-window interface. It was developed using
the Athena widget set. However, knowledge of MOTIF and WCL would be helpful
as this is the direction the project will be taking. Other interfaces that
have been developed include MS-Windows and SuperCard.
The other responsibilities include general UNIX support relating to assisting
others on the project in using the software related to the WordNet
The first application of WordNet is going to be disambiguation of English
text. A prerequisite to this will be the indexing and analysis of large
online corpora of spoken and written English. WordNet in concert with
the statistical data provided by the online corpora will be applied
to the disambiguation task. Qualifications include 3 years of experience
and, because of the nature of WordNet and the
proposed applications, a background in psychology and or computational
linguistics would be highly desirable. Salary dependent on
qualifications and experience.
Send resume or cv to Pam Wakefield, Green Hall, Princeton University,
Princeton, NJ, 08544-1010.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action
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Message 2: Job announcement

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 1991 13:52:39 CST
From: Chris Culy <>
Subject: Job announcement
September 1991
 The Department of Linguistics at The University of Iowa invites
applications for a tenure track position in applied linguistics beginning August
1992. Research and teaching experience in applied topics related to English as a
second language _and_ specialization in phonological theory required. Candidates
with intensive ESL program experience and a willingness to teach historical
linguistics preferred.
 It is most likely that the appointment will be at the rank of assistant
professor, but applications are solicited from exceptionally well-qualified
candidates at higher levels. Ph. D. required by time of appointment.
	Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and
the names of three references to
 W.D. Davies, Search Committee Chair
 Department of Linguistics
 The University of Iowa
 Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Screening will begin immediately.
Send e-mail inquiries to: blalwdwyuiamvs.bitnet
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