LINGUIST List 6.1105

Tue Aug 15 1995

Jobs: CELEX research

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  1. Centre for Lexical Information, Job opportunity at CELEX, the Netherlands

Message 1: Job opportunity at CELEX, the Netherlands

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 1995 15:14:10 Job opportunity at CELEX, the Netherlands
From: Centre for Lexical Information <>
Subject: Job opportunity at CELEX, the Netherlands

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Thanks to a grant given by the Board of the Council for the Humanities,
one of the councils functioning within the Netherlands Organization for
Scientific Research (NWO), CELEX, the Dutch Centre for Lexical
Information, invites applications for the position of one full-time
researcher to expand and enhance the German lexical database for the fixed
period of one year.

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Within the framework of a long-term lexical database research and
development project, CELEX has been compiling and updating massive
structured collections of numerous word features for Dutch, English and
German for the past ten years. CELEX has been jointly established and
managed by the University of Nijmegen, the Institute for Perception
Research (IPO) in Eindhoven, the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL) in
Leiden, and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) in
Nijmegen. It is located at the MPI, which is formally entrusted with its
day-to-day administration.

A grant recently awarded by NWO enables us to appoint one extra computational
linguist for a period of one year on a full-time basis.

The future employee's tasks will focus on enhancing and expanding the
German lexical database.

They include:

- Adding frequent words and neologisms to the German database from the
 text corpus supplied by the Institut fuer Deutsche Sprache in
 Mannheim, and possibly other, more recent or more extensive corpora.

- Expanding these words to their full inflectional paradigm and
 encoding their orthographic, morphological, phonological and
 syntactic features.

- Disambiguating the frequencies of all homographic wordforms (approx.
 12,000 existing and new entries) on the basis of their context in the
 Mannheim corpus or other corpora. This task will be carried out in
 collaboration with two student assistants.

- Evaluating and, where necessary, revising the verbal argument
 structures listed in the current database on the basis of scholarly
 publications, corpus research and dictionary labels.

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Applicants should ideally have a master's degree in German with advanced
computational skills, or have mixed but solid qualifications in German and
computational linguistics. Native speakers of German with a training
in general and computational linguistics are also invited to apply.

Employment Conditions
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Employment will be on a temporary basis, for a period of one year.
Although the grant is restricted to this period, the appointment may be
extended depending on the provision of additional funding from the Dutch
government, European councils or any other relevant bodies. No further
commitment on our part or claims on the part of the applicant can be
derived from this statement, however.

The salary will be on the scale of 10 (approx. Dfl. 4,000= (US $2,500)
to 6,000,= (US $3,750) before tax per month) for junior researchers,
according to qualifications and relevant experience.

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Further enquiries can be made to:

Richard Piepenbrock
CELEX Project Manager

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Wundtlaan 1
The Netherlands

Tel: (+31) (0)80 - 615797
Fax: (+31) (0)80 - 521213

>From 10-10-1995:

Tel: (+31) (0)24 - 3615797
Fax: (+31) (0)24 - 3521213


More information on CELEX (though not on the job) can be found on our
WWW-homepage at URL

Method of Application
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Letters of application, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the
names and addresses (also e-mail address, if applicable) of TWO
referees should be sent by surface mail or e-mail to the
above-mentioned addresses.

The closing date for applications is September 15, 1995.
You can expect to be notified of the outcome of your application not
later than one month after the closing date.
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