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Tue Jan 03 2012
Jobs: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University
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1. Lori Levin ,
Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
Message 1: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
From: Lori Levin <lslcs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Language Technologies Institute
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.lti.cs.cmu.edu/
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Syntax; Treebanking
We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher for a treebanking project.
The job will involve converting existing treebanks into a standard format for
dependency treebanks. The post-doctoral researcher will formulate
guidelines related to headedness; identify structures in existing treebanks
that are not consistent with the headedness guidelines; and formulate rules
that will convert those structures into the new standard format.
- Ph.D. in linguistics, specializing in syntactic theory
- Expertise one or more of these sub-areas: grammatical relations,
dependency grammar, construction grammar, typology, transitivity
alternations, auxiliary verbs, light verbs, structure of NP and DP, theories of
headedness with respect to lexical (open class) and functional (closed
- Knowledge of one or more of these languages: Arabic, French, German,
Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
- Experience with rule writing, grammar formalisms, or computer
- Experience in industry or funded academic projects with timelines
The salary is $36,000 (USD) plus benefits. The candidate must spend
twelve full months on the project. The candidate will work at the Language
Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA),
although this is joint work with Columbia University.
To apply, email a CV and names and contact information for three
references to Lori Levin (email address below), with the subject header
'Postdoc Application'. There will be further instructions on how to submit an
official application to CMU.
There is no specific deadline for application, but we expect to make a
decision by the end of January.
Lori Levin will be available to meet with candidates at the annual meeting of
the LSA in Portland.
Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon University, lslcs.cmu.edu
Owen Rambow, Columbia University, rambowcs.columbia.edu
Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: lslcs.cmu.edu
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