LINGUIST List 6.961

Tue Jul 11 1995

Jobs: Research in NLP Project, Arabic/Semitic ling

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  1. Shalom Lappin, Part-Time Research Position in NLP Project
  2. Elabbas Benmamoun, temporary position announcement

Message 1: Part-Time Research Position in NLP Project

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 13:10:55 Part-Time Research Position in NLP Project
From: Shalom Lappin <>
Subject: Part-Time Research Position in NLP Project


Half-Time Research Assistantship in an NLP Project at the Department
of Linguistics, SOAS, University of London for 17.5 hours a week.

Duration of Project:
Two years, from October 1, 1995

Up to stlg10,000 a year for the half-time position, depending upon skills
and qualifications

Ph.D in linguistics, computer science, or related fields preferred.
Advanced graduate students in these areas will be considered. Ability
to program in Prolog, handle Unix, and do some systems maintenance
work for a SUN SPARC 20 workstation is important. Background in
theoretical and/or computational linguistics (or AI/NLP) is required.

Project Description:
The project will design and implement algorithms for ellipsis resolution
in NL text which will run on top of a wide coverage parser. The project
will test the robustness of the algorithms on large corpora. Algorithms
for anaphora resolution will be integrated into a generalized ellipsis
resolution system. The project will also experiment with parallel
processing as well as sequential implementations of these algorithms.

For more information on this position please contact
Shalom Lappin, Department of Linguistics, School of Oriental and
African Studies, University of London, tel. (0171) 323 6364, e-mail
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Message 2: temporary position announcement

Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 09:39:41 temporary position announcement
From: Elabbas Benmamoun <>
Subject: temporary position announcement

[Please Post]

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign has a one-year opening for a holder of the Ph.D or an ABD
in linguistics with specialization in Arabic and Semitic linguistics to
teach advanced Arabic language and Semitic linguistics courses, as well as
possibly a course in general linguistics, beginning 21 August 1995.
Candidates must have teaching experience in Standard Arabic on the college
level, have native or near-native fluency in Arabic and be able to
supervise teaching assistants in the Arabic program. Interested persons
should send a CV and reference letters by 19 July to
 Professor Elmer H. Antonsen, Head
 Department of Linguistics
 4088 For. Lgs. Bldg.
 University of Illinois
 707 S. Mathews Ave.
 Urbana, IL 61801
Materials may be e-mailed to or faxed to (217)

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