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LINGUIST List 21.3178

Thu Aug 05 2010

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

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        1.    Sharon Goldwater, 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: 04-Aug-2010
From: Sharon Goldwater <sgwaterinf.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: Informatics
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Natural Language Processing
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
Application closing date: 1 Sept., 2010

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites
applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate on the project
'Word Segmentation from Noisy Data with Minimal Supervision', funded by the
EPSRC and supervised by Dr. Sharon Goldwater. The project will design and
implement novel language models for use in an unsupervised or minimally
supervised setting to simultaneously perform word segmentation and
correction of noise and variability in the realization of words (as might
occur in the output of optical character recognition, or due to phonetic
variability in speech). Applications of this general approach are many and
varied. Examples include language acquisition (exploring how children begin
to identify words in the speech they hear) as well as OCR and spelling

You will have (or be near completion) a PhD in computational linguistics,
computer science, cognitive science, mathematics, or a related discipline.
You will have proven programming skills and a background in natural
language processing (e.g., language modelling, finite state methods, corpus
processing, evaluation). Experience with machine learning and probabilistic
modelling and inference techniques is essential; familiarity with issues in
cognitive modelling and/or child language acquisition is also desirable.

The starting date will be 01 Oct 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed Term: 3 years
Salary Scale: £29,853 - £35,646 per annum
Vacancy Reference: 3013193

Informal inquiries can be made by email to Sharon Goldwater

For further details of this position and to submit your application, please
visit http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/ and enter vacancy reference 3013193, or go
directly by clicking the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://alturl.com/gieer
Contact Information:
Sharon Goldwater
Email: sgwaterinf.ed.ac.uk

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