LINGUIST List 4.19

Sun 17 Jan 1993

Jobs: Natural Language Processing, Applied Phonetics

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  1. Tom Wachtel, Job: Natural Language Processing, Canon Research, UK
  2. Cathy Ball, Applied, Phonetics/Phonology Positions at Georgetown

Message 1: Job: Natural Language Processing, Canon Research, UK

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 93 14:16:56 GMJob: Natural Language Processing, Canon Research, UK
From: Tom Wachtel <wachtelcanon.co.uk>
Subject: Job: Natural Language Processing, Canon Research, UK


RESEARCH POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd
Guildford, UK

Canon Research Centre Europe is looking for new recruits for its
Natural Language Processing research group.

We are looking for people who will fit well into the NLP group on a
permanent basis, rather than for specific projects. The following areas
of expertise are the most important.

 - natural language processing
 - knowledge representation and reasoning
 - large-scale corpus analysis

A good general computer science or linguistics background is important,
as are excellent programming skills, including fluency in Prolog.
Creativity and a flair for innovative work are essential.

Our principal interest is in interpretation relative to context, and in
using pragmatics and generalised non-linguistic reasoning to enhance
Natural Language systems. This research work is not currently tied to
the production of a particular product, but seen rather as providing a
foundation for more directed application work at the right point in the
future. Producing a prototype is, however, of prime importance.

We are also engaged in producing software to aid the translation of
Canon documentation. The first version of this software has already
been delivered and activity on this project is expected to increase.
Experience with handling very large corpora would be an advantage in
this area. People with expertise in speech processing might also find
their skills put to good use.

Canon Research Centre Europe has been on the University of Surrey
Research Park since 1988. We doubt that you would be disappointed by
salary, equipment or working environment. Our recruitment policy is one
of equal opportunity.

Please note that you need to have the right to work in Britain in order
to apply for this position. If you are not a citizen of one of the
member states of the European Community, please check whether you are
eligible before applying.

If you are interested, please send a detailed CV to:

 Shirley Alexander-O'Neill
 Personnel, NL position
 Canon Research Centre Europe
 17-20 Frederick Sanger Road
 Surrey Research Park
 Guildford GU2 5YD, UK

 tel: +44-483-574325
 fax: +44-483-574360

You can send a paper copy, or email a copy to nljobcanon.co.uk in
plain text (preferred), LaTeX, Framemaker, troff, etc. Please send in
your application by 15 February 1993. Late applications will be
considered at our discretion. Please send only cvs/applications to
nljobcanon.co.uk. If you need more information, please get in touch
with Tom Wachtel (wachtelcanon.co.uk) or with Shirley
Alexander-O'Neill (personnelcanon.co.uk).
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Message 2: Applied, Phonetics/Phonology Positions at Georgetown

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1993 16:43 ESTApplied, Phonetics/Phonology Positions at Georgetown
From: Cathy Ball <CBALLguvax.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Applied, Phonetics/Phonology Positions at Georgetown

 Georgetown University
 Two NEW Openings

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University invites applications for
a tenure-track position in APPLIED LINGUISTICS, at the assistant professor
level, beginning January 1994 or possibly August 1993. The successful candidate
should have a strong publication and research program, as well as graduate and
undergraduate teaching ability, in applied linguistics topics such as
linguistics and reading/writing, English as a second language, sociolinguistic
or ethnographic analysis of classroom or other institutional interaction, or
bilingualism. Applicants with breadth and versatility will be preferred. Send
letter of application, CV, representative publications, and three letters of
recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown
University, Washington, DC 20057-1068. Deadline for full consideration of
applications is April 1, 1993. Georgetown is an AA/EO employer.

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University invites applications for
a tenure-track position in linguistics, at the assistant professor level,
beginning January 1994 or possibly August 1993. Applicants should have a PhD in
linguistics and a commitment to research in PHONETICS AND THEORETICAL PHONOLOGY.
The successful candidate will take an empirical approach using data from natural
speech. Applicants with demonstrable research interests, as well as graduate and
undergraduate teaching ability, in the relation of phonetics/phonology with
other areas (applied linguistics, computational linguistics, discourse analysis,
morphology/syntax and variation analysis) will be preferred. Send letter of
application, CV, representative publications, and three letters of
recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown
University, Washington, DC 20057-1068. Deadline for full consideration of
applications is April 1, 1993. Georgetown is an AA/EO employer.
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