LINGUIST List 5.1303

Wed 16 Nov 1994

Jobs: Computational Lexicography, AMT, Cognitive Science

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  1. Ken Beesley, Jobs in Computational Lexicography: Portuguese, Italian, Dutch.
  2. Christine Kamprath, Job openings
  3. Jodi Kerper, Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Science Available

Message 1: Jobs in Computational Lexicography: Portuguese, Italian, Dutch.

Date: Tue, 15 Nov 1994 16:57:37 Jobs in Computational Lexicography: Portuguese, Italian, Dutch.
From: Ken Beesley <Ken.Beesleyxerox.fr>
Subject: Jobs in Computational Lexicography: Portuguese, Italian, Dutch.

 Temporary Positions Available in Computational Lexicography:
 Portuguese, Dutch, Italian

 Rank Xerox Research Centre
 Grenoble
 France

The Lexical Technology Development project at the Rank Xerox Research
Centre (near Grenoble, France) is seeking computational lexicographers
for temporary positions in Portuguese, Dutch and Italian.

Applicants should be native speakers of the language in question and
should also be able to communicate reasonably well in French and English.

The work will involve
 1) Testing existing morphological analyzers and generators
 2) Adding new baseforms to online lexicons
 3) Improving taggers, tokenizers, etc.

Applicants should be capable of making sophisticated judgments concerning
category (part-of-speech) tagging, verb conjugation, noun and adjective
inflection, the formation of diminutive, augmentative and superlative forms,
etc.

The Italian and Portuguese positions are estimated to last six months. The
Dutch position will last one month.

For practical considerations, strong preference will be given to
candidates from the E.E.C., especially those who already live in the
Grenoble area and have valid French work permits.

Please address all applications and questions to:

Rank Xerox Research Centre
Kenneth Beesley
6, chemin de Maupertuis
38240 MEYLAN, France or ken.beesleyxerox.fr

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Kenneth R. Beesley ken.beesleyxerox.fr
Rank Xerox Research Centre
6, chemin de Maupertuis
38240 MEYLAN, France
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Message 2: Job openings

Date: Tue, 15 Nov 94 07:02:00 CSJob openings
From: Christine Kamprath <ckampraheartland.bradley.edu>
Subject: Job openings

Job Openings

Re-posting: We have now filled one of these positions, but are still
accepting applications. If you have interest in the positions, please
don't hesitate to call me at (309) 675-7339.

 --Christine Kamprath

Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of heavy
earthmoving equipment, and a major publisher and translator of
technical publications worldwide, has THREE JOB OPENINGS for people to
work on various aspects of implementing their Automated Machine
Translation (AMT) system in their production writing and translating
work environment. The three positions are these:

1. Caterpillar Technical English (CTE) Language Trainer
2. CTE Language Mentor
3. AMT Coordinator

The Caterpillar AMT system relies on controlled English input (to be
written in CTE, a rich subset of the vocabulary and grammatical
structures of English tailored to the needs of Caterpillar's technical
documents), which is monitored by sophisticated linguistic software to
be used by the writer as he/she writes technical documents. The CTE
Language Trainer and Mentor will be expected to acquire a thorough
understanding of CTE and the linguistic editing software, assist in
preparing and maintaining training materials and in developing writing
guidelines, and provide assistance and mentoring to technical writers
as they learn to use CTE and the software. The Trainer will conduct
training classes for the technical writing staff. In addition to
these training roles, the people filling these two positions will
assist the CTE/AMT team in the ongoing development and maintenance of
CTE and the editing software.

The role of the AMT Coordinator in the AMT process is to oversee
testing and integration of the AMT system into the translations
document production environment. The AMT Coordinator is to design and
monitor quality assurance testing of AMT output, identify and collect
problem reports, and oversee routing and resolution of the issues
raised. The AMT Coordinator will thus need to acquire a thorough
knowledge of CTE vocabulary and grammar, the CTE editing software, AMT
grammar mechanisms, and the AMT software, as well as have a
familiarity with hardware and systems issues. In addition to these
tasks, the AMT Coordinator will assist the CTE/AMT team in the ongoing
development and maintenance of the CTE and AMT systems. Minimally
 these positions involve the tasks listed here. However, people with
 greater background in linguistics and NLP would have the opportunity
to participate deeply in these aspects of the project. This project
is groundbreaking its scope and in its use of SGML tags within
sentences to be parsed and translated.

Candidates for all three positions should possess knowledge and
experience of general linguistic principles; innovative interest in
authoring and editing issues, substantive experience and/or ability in
training and mentoring in grammar and software use, and excellent
writing skills. The positions require a BA or MA in Linguistics,
English, or related discipline, skills in the above-mentioned areas,
and native-speaker competence of English. A knowledge of SGML tagging,
natural language processing issues and principles, and the terminology
and mechanics of the heavy machinery industry would be very helpful.
In addition, the AMT Coordinator position requires familiarity with
translation issues of at least one of the languages addressed by the
AMT system (Romance languages, German, Russian).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae or resume and the names of
three references, should be sent to:

 Dr. Christine Kamprath, Senior Computational Linguist
 AMT/CTE Project
 Technical Information Division
 Building N1-A180
 600 W. Washington Street
 East Peoria, IL 61630-0371

Screening for these positions has begun; the positions will be staffed
as soon as qualified candidates are found. Applications may be sent
by fax or mail; queries will be accepted by phone or e-mail as well.

 e-mail: ckkz8d1cat.com OR ckampraheartland.bradley.edu
 fax: (309) 675-9773
 phone: (309) 675-7339
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Message 3: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Science Available

Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 11:40:33 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Science Available
From: Jodi Kerper <jbkerpercentral.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Science Available

The Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) at the University of
Pennsylvania provides opportunities for several postdoctoral positions in
Cognitive Science. The deadline for applications is February 1, 1995.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your proposed research,
including a statement about how you would benefit from working in our
interdisciplinary environment, your resume, and have two or three referees send
letters of reference directly to:

 Postdoctoral Fellow Selection Committee
 Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
 University of Pennsylvania
 400C 3401 Walnut Street
 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228

The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.
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