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LINGUIST List 22.4560

Tue Nov 15 2011

Internships: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Text/Corpus Ling; Internship;Princeton

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        1.     Nitin Madnani , Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics; Internship; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey


Message 1: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics; Internship; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey
Date: 14-Nov-2011
From: Nitin Madnani <nmadnanigmail.com>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics; Internship; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service
Department: NLP & Speech Group
Web Address: http://www.ets.org

Type of Work: Nlp

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Duration: 29-May-2012 to 17-Aug-2012
Voluntary
Internship Location: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: Although specific requirements vary by project, all Applicants are expected to have strong programming background in the context of NLP and Speech applications and experience with machine learning. Specific project requirements are available as part of the detailed project descriptions at the application web page mentioned above.

Description:
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has just released an announcement about its 2012 Summer Internship Program in Research. The areas of interest for these programs encompass computational linguistics and speech processing in addition to educational measurement and psychometrics. The NLP and Speech group at ETS is a vibrant, growing group which consists of thirty scientists and engineers. As a nonprofit organization engaged in the design and delivery of educational services, ETS has access to exceptional corpus resources which offer unique opportunities for NLP and Speech research. The specific NLP & Speech summer internship projects are listed below. To see more detailed descriptions and to apply for the internships, please register at http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships/summer/ 1) Answer Typing for c-rater 2) Automatically Evaluating the Signaling of Discourse Relations in Short Answer Responses 3) Applying Speech Enhancement and Robust Speech Processing Technology on Speech Assessment 4) Using Linguistic Features for Automated Feedback about Non-native Pronunciation and Intonation 5) Applying Very Large Language Models to Lexical and Semantic Analysis of Text 6) Verifying the Factuality of Statements 7) Using Paraphrase Generation for Improving Educational Assessments 8) Using NLP to Develop ELL Grammatical Error Detection Systems 9) Detecting Plagiarized Speech Responses 10) Locating and Scoring of Content in Brief Spoken Responses in English Language Tests

Application Deadline: 01-Feb-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships/summer/
Contact Information:
Joel Tetreault
Email: jtetreaultets.org


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