LINGUIST List 7.1036

Tue Jul 16 1996

Jobs: Natural lg processing, Positions in computational ling

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  1. Ernst Buchberger, NLP at Austrian Research Institute for AI (OFAI)
  2. Hans Uszkoreit, Positions in Computational Linguistics at DFKI
  3., JOB: Convocatoria Instituto de Lexicograf'ia de la RAE

Message 1: NLP at Austrian Research Institute for AI (OFAI)

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 16:38:01 +0200
From: Ernst Buchberger <>
Subject: NLP at Austrian Research Institute for AI (OFAI)
 Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
 Vienna, Austria


A research position is to be filled in the Natural Language Processing
research group from October 1996. The position is associated with a
EU financed project and will be full time for 24 months, with prospects
for an extension. The position is open to citizens from any EU- or
associated country.

The project aims at developing a system which allows citizens easier access
to their pension information which is stored in multiple databases.
At OFAI, the development of a German language access component
is one of the central tasks.

The candidate should have a university degree in computer science or
computational linguistics, experience in the field of natural language
processing and in LISP programming is required. Knowledge of German is
expected, a native speaker would be preferred.

Salary will be in the range of 30000 ECU per year (before taxes).

OFAI is the leading Austrian research institute in AI and Natural Language
Engineering and a member of ELSNET. More information about Language
Engineering at OFAI can be found at

If you are interested, send an informal application *as soon as
possible* by email to, including a short CV
emphasizing previous relevant education and research experience. We
will contact promising candidates, so that they can submit a formal
application with all details later on.
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Message 2: Positions in Computational Linguistics at DFKI

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 15:53:18 +0200
From: Hans Uszkoreit <>
Subject: Positions in Computational Linguistics at DFKI
Positions in Computational Linguistics at DFKI

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) is
currently seeking research scientists to join the Computational
Linguistics Lab in Saarbruecken, Germany. The successful candidates
will work on different projects in the areas of information access and
navigation, message extraction and understanding, controlled language
checking, and grammar engineering. The candidates should have a
background in the development of research or application prototypes.

Applicants should have a degree in computational linguistics, computer
science or linguistics, and competence in several of the following

Programming: C, C++, Perl, Java, Lisp, Windows-programming (APIs, DLLs)

Computational linguistics: multilingual grammar development, German
 lexicography, syntax or semantics, corpus analysis

NLP-Technology: parsing, finite state technology, statistical
 methods, machine learning methods, database applications,
 information retrieval

Applications: Information extraction, information retrieval,
 WWW-applications, testing and evaluation of NLP applications

The DFKI offers competitive salaries, excellent computational
facilities, and the opportunity to work in an expanding team
that combines leading-edge research in computational
linguistics with the development of innovative applications.
The DFKI is located on the campus of Saarbruecken University,
which has internationally recognised departments in computational
linguistics and computer science.

Please refer to our web pages (
for more information.

The positions will become available from the fall of 1996 onwards
with an envisaged minimum duration of two years. Please send your
application (including a CV and list of publications) by e-mail
before September 30, 1996 to the following address:

 Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit
 Computational Linguistics Lab
 Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
 D-66123 Saarbruecken
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Message 3: JOB: Convocatoria Instituto de Lexicograf'ia de la RAE

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 13:21:44 +0200
From: <>
Subject: JOB: Convocatoria Instituto de Lexicograf'ia de la RAE

Real Academia Espannola

Instituto de Lexicografia


de un puesto de trabajo para un lingu'ista computacional en el
proyecto de elaboraci'on de un Corpus de Referencia del Espannol

Descripci'on del puesto

Este puesto requiere una gran capacidad pr'actica y te'orica en el
'ambito lingu'istico computacional. Es imprescindible que el candidato
tenga fuertes y demostrables conocimientos de programaci'on de
aplicaciones en el 'area de la tecnolog'ia de la lengua. Por lo tanto
est'a familiarizado con los fundamentos de la inform'atica te'orica
como tambi'en con la linguistica general. El candidato debe poseer una
titulaci'on de lingu'ista computacional. Se tendr'a en cuenta
tambi'en titulaciones de inform'atico o linguista con fuertes
conocimientos de ling=F9u'istica o inform'atica, respectivamente y en
este orden de preferencia. El candidato debe disponer de una
demostrable experiencia en el desarrollo de programas bajo el entorno
UNIX/AIX. Se valorar'a especialmente conocimientos en el an'alisis
autom'atico morfosint'actico como tambi'en en el an'alisis de grandes
corpus textuales. Es imprescindible tambi'en la capacidad del
candidato de integrarse plenamente en un equipo de otros lingu'istas
computacionales e inform'aticos responsables del desarrollo de
herramientas de an'alisis lingu'istico para el espannol.

La duraci'on del contrato ser'a de 18 meses aproximadamente. La
remuneraci'on se calcular'a en funci'on de las calificaciones y de la
experiencia del candidato. La ejecuci'on del trabajo tiene lugar en la
misma sede de la academia. Es imprescindible la r'apida incorporaci'on
del candidato en el equipo de trabajo.

Plazo de presentaci'on de solicitudes 

Los candidatos deben enviar una carta de presentaci'on, el curr'iculum
vitae y una copia del expediente acad'emico antes del d'ia 6 de agosto
al registro de la

Real Academia Espannola
c/Felipe IV, 4
E-28071 Madrid

o bien en formato electr'onico al siguiente buz'on de correo
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