LINGUIST List 4.886

Wed 27 Oct 1993

Jobs: Lexicon, English language, Computational

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  1. , Job: Lexicon
  2. , Chair of English Language
  3. Dr. John Bateman, Position for Computational Linguist

Message 1: Job: Lexicon

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 07:44:23 -0Job: Lexicon
From: <>
Subject: Job: Lexicon

This is a job posting for a linguist position at Carnegie Group, Inc.
Please respond to me at the email or US mail addresses listed below.

Peggy Andersen
Carnegie Group, Inc.
5 PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

POSITION: Engineer/Sr. Engineer I
REQ. NO./TYPE: 263/Hiring
HIRING MGR: Phil Hayes
LOCATION: Pittsburgh (some travel may be required)
APPROVAL DATE: October 25, 1993

 Background in lexicography or lexically-oriented linguistics.
 Experience in corpus-based linguistic analysis for English.
 High-level of comfort with interactive computing environment.
 Simple C programming.
 High personal productivity.
 Work in small groups.
 Good written and verbal skills. Customer interaction skills.

DESIRABLE SKILL SET: Experience with German, French, Spanish, or Italian.
 Computational linguistics.
 Substantial C programming experience.
 Development and delivery of training courses.

 M.S. in linguistics or related field, plus 2-3 years relevant
 experience, including some with lexical orientation.

DESCRIPTION: Definition of subsets of English (vocabulary and syntax)
 for use in technical documentation. These subsets will be
 used to create simple, consistent English documents that
 can also be translated automatically into other languages.
 The language definition work will involve
 extensive computer-based analysis of existing tech'l documents.

 May also be required to give demos and provide other sales
 support for prospective customers. May be required to develop
 and deliver training courses.
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Message 2: Chair of English Language

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 16:05
From: <>
Subject: Chair of English Language


The University seeks to appoint a Professor of English Language,
to strengthen and develop the teaching and research in the School
of English. Applicants should have a good record of research,
publication, teaching and academic management, with specialisation
in one or more areas of research that would complement and consolidate
the work of the School. The principal areas of language research
for which the School is noted are corpus linguistics and discourse
analysis; there is also a lot of activity in the application of
linguistic research to language teaching.

Further Particulars are available by e-mail from Sue Blackwell
(BLACKWELLSAUK.AC.BHAM) or by snail-mail from:

 Mr P.J.F.Scott, BA, MIPM
 Director of Staffing Services
 The University of Birmingham
 Birmingham B15 2TT

The closing date for applications is 12th November and the meeting
of the Electoral Board will take place in the week beginning
20th December 1993.
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Message 3: Position for Computational Linguist

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 13:39:18 +0Position for Computational Linguist
From: Dr. John Bateman <>
Subject: Position for Computational Linguist

 Computational Linguist Wanted

The text generation department KOMET of the GMD Institute IPSI in
Darmstadt is seeking a computational linguist to work on a challenging
EC-funded basic research project concerned with extended written
discourse. Applicants for the position should have a very good general
background in computational linguistics, the ability to take
independent decisions, and either prior experience, or the commitment
to become familiar, with the following areas:

 * approaches to discourse structure, particularly rhetorical
 structure theory, macro structures, generic structures

 * modern computational linguistic unification formalisms, such
 as TFS, TDL, CUF, FUF, ALE, ALEP, Life or similar


The main body of work spans formalization and implementation of models
of discourse, the (hand-)analysis of texts, and the hypothesis of
discourse mechanisms. Implementation will be broadly in the context of
a text generation system. The main languages of the project are
English, German, and Dutch. Candidates should have sufficient
knowledge of English to participate in writing papers and the
preparation of deliverables. There is considerable interaction with
our partner sites in Saarbruecken, Tilburg, Edinburgh and Madrid and
so some travelling will be involved.

Candidates should be prepared to commence work in Darmstadt in
December 1993; salary is in the range BAT-IIa/b, depending on
experience. The project will run until October 1995, follow up
projects are planned.

Interested applicants should send a CV or contact:

 John Bateman
 KOMET Department
 Dolivostr. 15
 64293 Darmstadt, Germany.

 tel.: 06151/869-826
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