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LINGUIST List 23.2094

Tue May 01 2012

Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Aberdeen

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Date: 30-Apr-2012
From: Chris Mellish <c.mellishabdn.ac.uk>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Aberdeen
Department: School of Natural and Computing Sciences
Job Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Research Fellow: Intelligent Language/ Multimodal Interfaces

The dot.rural Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen is
one of three large multi-disciplinary research hubs funded through
this programme, and commenced its activities in October 2009.

To support our ambitious research programme we are looking to
appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of
intelligent language/ multimodal interfaces. The Research Fellow will
help develop and be responsible for natural language generation
(NLG) based and other creative forms of on-line communication in a
research project on effective communication of river water levels to
the public, as well as contributing to interfaces of similar kinds
needed for other projects related to natural resource conservation.
The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of natural
language processing techniques or multimodal interfaces (at the
PhD level). They will have some knowledge of NLG and a desire to
learn more. The candidate will have a PhD or be about to complete a
PhD in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence or a relevant
discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation relevant
to society and the economy is essential as is the ability to work in a
cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in computer science
and engineering. The ability to use GIS would be an advantage.
As this post is externally funded it is available for a period of 2.5
years, but no later than 30 September 2014.

- An undergraduate or Masters degree in Computer Science or a
related discipline;
- A PhD degree in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence or a
relevant discipline (or be expecting to obtain one at the time of the
- Have good knowledge of intelligent multi-modal interfaces or
natural language processing techniques, at the postgraduate level;
- Have some knowledge of natural language generation techniques
and a desire to learn more;
- Experience of delivering presentations and disseminating
- Experience of report writing and/or authorship of academic journal

To apply, visit the application URL below, search for reference number
1228867 and click the Apply Now link at the bottom of the job

Application Deadline: 21-May-2012

Web Address for Applications: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5042238&ownertype=fair
Contact Information:
Prof. Chris Mellish
Email: c.mellishabdn.ac.uk
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