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LINGUIST List 22.1422

Sat Mar 26 2011

Jobs: Cog Sci; Comp Ling; Dialogue Systems: Post Doc, U of Edinburgh

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        1.     Alex Lascarides , Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Dialogue Systems: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Message 1: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Dialogue Systems: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date: 25-Mar-2011
From: Alex Lascarides <alexinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Dialogue Systems: 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; Dialogue Systems


Description:

Informatics: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Language Processing

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites
applications for a full-time, fixed term Research Associate
on the project 'STAC: Strategic Conversation' funded by the European
Research Council.

The successful candidate should have, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in
computer science, computational linguistics or a related discipline. He or
she must have excellent programming skills, experience in building and
evaluating natural language dialogue systems (text or speech), and a strong
publications record in international journals and conferences. A background
in formal models of dialogue and/or human action and decision making is
also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be building a dialogue system
that plays Settlers of Catan: a negotiation game where players trade over
limited resources.

Fixed Term: 36 months
Salary: 29,972 - 35,788

Further information, plus instructions on how to apply, can be found at the
application URL below (click on 'vacancies' and then search for job IDs
3014231). There is also the option of applying for this position at a more
senior level (search for ID 3014232 at the application URL below).

Application Deadline: 03-May-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Prof Alex Lascarides
Email: alexinf.ed.ac.uk

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