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LINGUIST List 22.155

Sun Jan 09 2011

Internships: Comp Ling, Pragmatics, NLP: Research Assistant, CA, USA

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        1.     Ron Artstein , Computational Linguistics, Pragmatics, Natural Language Processing: Research Assistant, USC Institute For Creative Technologies, CA, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Pragmatics, Natural Language Processing: Research Assistant, USC Institute For Creative Technologies, CA, USA
Date: 05-Jan-2011
From: Ron Artstein <artsteinict.usc.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Pragmatics, Natural Language Processing: Research Assistant, USC Institute For Creative Technologies, CA, USA
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University or Organization: USC Institute For Creative Technologies
Web Address: http://ict.usc.edu/internships

Type of Work: NLP

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Pragmatics

Duration: 17-May-2011 to 02-Sep-2011
Compensation: Paid: Competitive
Internship Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: Experience working in one or more aspects of pragmatics of dialogue; some familiarity with programming and/or computational models; ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment.

Description:
This project will involve taking one or more state of the art theoretical approaches to issues in pragmatics, (e.g., speech act update semantics, reference resolution, presupposition, implicature, relevance) and implementing the approach within an advanced dialogue system for multi-modal dialogue.

The intern will work withing a collaborative group of Faculty, PhD researchers and students on advancing the capabilities of virtual human dialogue by importing new approaches to pragmatic issues to advance the capabilities of a virtual human conversation system. The work will include adapting the theory to make use of available resources within the system, helping implement the theory, and evaluating performance. Some work on data collection, either for training or evaluation may also be needed.

Application Deadline: 18-Feb-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://projects.ict.usc.edu/internship/
Contact Information:
David Traum
Email: traumict.usc.edu

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