LINGUIST List 6.587

Thu 20 Apr 1995

Jobs: Postdoc in NLP, Fullbright Chair, Computational Ling

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  1. , postdoc in natural language processing
  2. , Fulbright Chair Deadline is 05-01-95
  3. Frederique Segond, job offer

Message 1: postdoc in natural language processing

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 95 10:12:55 -0postdoc in natural language processing
From: <Nancy_GreenSTEGO.SOAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
Subject: postdoc in natural language processing

School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Position: Post-doctoral fellow, effective May 1, 1995.

Contact: Dr. Jill Fain Lehman
 School of Computer Science
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891

 by email:

Description: Two-year post-doctoral position working on natural language
processing within the Soar project. Our main focus will be to extend the
current models of comprehension and generation (NL-Soar) within the context
of military simulations. In particular, the current system is oriented
toward real-time dialog behavior between intelligent agents (e.g. pilot,
wing, air controller) participating in simulated engagements in the tactical
air domain. Although this work will continue under the current position, we
will also be responsible for providing a real-time, incremental language
capability between these agents and command level agents also built within
the Soar framework.

The natural language project consists of 1 faculty member, 3 graduate
students and a post-doc. In addition to the applications mentioned above,
current research using NL-Soar includes issues in language acquisition,
speech recognition, and simultaneous translation. The language project
exists within a larger Soar community (about 15 members at CMU, about 100
active researchers throughout the world). A post-doctoral fellow is expected
to make significant contributions to the design and implementation of the
system, as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the community.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science or
computational linguistics. THIS IS A SYSTEM-BUILDING POSTDOC, so a very
strong background in building systems is required. Experience in both
language generation and comprehension is preferred. Basic knowledge of
machine learning techniques helpful.

To apply: send a resume and names of three references to physical or
e-mail address above. Please have recommendations letters specifically
address the system building strengths and weaknesses of the applicant.

CMU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
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Message 2: Fulbright Chair Deadline is 05-01-95

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 95 18:31 CST
From: <>
Subject: Fulbright Chair Deadline is 05-01-95


The ACT Washington Office would like to remind
interested teachers that the deadline for the
1996-97 Fulbright Chairs in Canada, Denmark,
Finland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal,
and Sweden is 05-01-95.

For more information and applications, contact:

 Council for International Exchange of
 3007 Tilden Street, N.W., Suite 5M
 Box C.H.E.
 Washington, DC 20008-3009

 202 686-6245 - Telephone - Internet/e-mail

 Daniel Minchew
 ACT * American College Testing
 One Dupont Circle, NW - # 340
 Washington, DC 20036-1170

 202 223-2318 - Telephone
 202 293-2223 - Fax

DISCLAIMER: These are not ACT programs. ACT's interest is in
calling opportunities to the attention of potential applicants.
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Message 3: job offer

Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 14:58:03 job offer
From: Frederique Segond <>
Subject: job offer

The Rank Xerox Research Centre is looking for a computer scientist
for its MultiLingual Theory and Technology research group.

The first assignment will be in the area of finite-state technology.
Future work will involve other aspects of natural language
processing, as our interests range from translation and generation to
multilingual information retrieval and from long term basic research
to short term prototyping.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a proven
track-record of high quality research in computational linguistics.

The candidate must have a solid understanding of formal language
theory and compilers, excellent skills in C or C++ programming.
Knowledge of LISP or PROLOG are advantages but not absolutely required.
Creativity is essential as is the ability to communicate effectively with
fellow researchers.
Working knowledge of English required. Knowledge of other languages desirable.

There is no specific deadline for the application but we hope to fill the
position by September 1995

For more information about our research
directions, our URL is

Annie Zaenen
6 chemin de Maupertuis,
38240 Meylan, France
fax: +33 76 61 50 99
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