LINGUIST List 5.882

Fri 12 Aug 1994

Jobs: Salzburg job, Xerox Imaging Systems, Research position, MT

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  1. Henk van Riemsdijk, Salzburg job
  2. Christopher Bader, job at Xerox Imaging Systems
  3. Sybille Laderer, Research position
  4. Antonio Sanfilippo, Job Opening

Message 1: Salzburg job

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 14:09 +01Salzburg job
From: Henk van Riemsdijk <>
Subject: Salzburg job

Job announcement

(succession of Gaberell Drachman)

at the Humanities Faculty of SALZBURG UNIVERSITY

as per October 1 1995

Applicants are expected to be able to teach general and applied
linguistics as broadly as possible. Research qualifications should
be documented in at least one of the major areas of theoretical
linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, linguistic

In addition, the candidate should be able to demonstrate
competence in at least one of the domains of applied linguistics
(such as psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics,
computational linguistics, applied phonetics).

Ability and willingness for interdisciplinary work and
experience in research management are desiderata.

Candidates should have completed a "habilitation" or a
comparable degree (doctorat d'etat, Ph.D., ...).

Applications with the usual appendices (curriculum vitae, list of
publications, survey of past teaching experience, letters of
reference etc.) should be addressed no later than October 12
1994 to:

 O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adolf Haslinger
 Dekan der Geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultaet
 der Universitaet Salzburg
 Muehlbacherhofweg 6
 A - 5020 Salzburg

Materials appended to the application will not be returned to the
applicant and expenses (such as travel or lodging expenses)
incurred as a result of the application procedure cannot be

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Message 2: job at Xerox Imaging Systems

Date: Wed, 10 Aug 1994 14:35:58 job at Xerox Imaging Systems
From: Christopher Bader <>
Subject: job at Xerox Imaging Systems

[This person will be replacing me. It's a great job:
fun, and pays well. I'm leaving to go to MIT.

Christopher Bader]

Xerox Imaging Systems (Peabody, MA) has an opening for a
Member of Technical Staff, Advanced Software Development.

Candidate will investigate and develop Document Recognition
(OCR) software algorithms using pattern recognition and
linguistic analysis for product development.

Requirements include 5+ years experience developing OCR
algorithms in a Unix/C environment. Similar development
experience in word processing, desktop publishing, imaging,
or related industries will be considered.

Educational requirements include a minimum of an MS degree
with a strong concentration in pattern recognition or
computational linguistics. A Ph.D. is preferred.

Send your resume to:

Xerox Imaging Systems
Attn: Human Resources, Job Code MTS
9 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
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Message 3: Research position

Date: Tue, 9 Aug 1994 13:23:01 +Research position
From: Sybille Laderer <>
Subject: Research position




The Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart
has a research position in the project VERBMOBIL. VERBMOBIL aims at
developing an on-line speech-to-speech translation system. The present
position will involve research into inference modules needed for the
resolution of lexical and other ambiguities. In particular, different
types of theorem provers will have to be compared for the specific
translation-driven tasks at hand. Work will involve both theory and

Candidates should have experience in natural language semantics, formal
logic and/or theorem proving.

Contracts will be initially for roughly two years (depending on the date of
commencement), with possibilities of renewal. Payment is on the BAT IIa/Ib
scale (upwards of ca. DM 65.000,-- a year)

Applications including CV and a statement of scientific experience and
interest should be sent by September 1, 1994 to

Professor Dr. Hans Kamp
Institut fuer Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Universitaet Stuttgart
Azenbergstrasse 12
70174 Stuttgart

phone: +49 (711) 121-1362 or 1365
fax: +49 (711) 121-1366
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Message 4: Job Opening

Date: Fri, 12 Aug 94 09:39:56 BSJob Opening
From: Antonio Sanfilippo <>
Subject: Job Opening


Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd has a vacancy for a Computational
Linguist to join a multinational, multidisciplinary team working on
Machine Translation. The successful applicant will be responsible for
developing a broad-coverage computational grammar of French using
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). The work will also
involve development and maintenance of bilingual lexicons and will be
carried out in close cooperation with other grammar writers developing
grammars for English, German and Japanese.

Native or near-native language skills in French, experience of writing
grammars in a Typed Feature Structure environment, and a competent
command of English are essential for this position. Practical
experience in Prolog and/or C programming, as well as knowledge of
German or Japanese, would be valuable additional skills. Enthusiasm
and the ability to work in a team will be considered important
personal qualities.

Sharp Laboratories of Europe, founded in 1990, is the European
Research Centre of Sharp Corporation, Japan. We are situated in a new
laboratory in the green surroundings of the Oxford Science Park, two
miles south of Oxford city centre and the University. We offer a
generous salary, relocation package and a company pension.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, names of two referees,
and a recent research paper or technical report to IAN JOHNSON or
ANTONIO SANFILIPPO at the address below:

Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd.
Edmund Halley Road
Oxford Science Park
Telephone: +44 865 747711
Telefax: +44 865 747717
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