LINGUIST List 7.671

Tue May 7 1996

Jobs: Computational ling, Lexicographer jobs in Pittsburgh

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  1. Ted Briscoe, Job available: 1 computational linguist
  2., lexicographer jobs in Pittsburgh

Message 1: Job available: 1 computational linguist

Date: Mon, 06 May 1996 11:12:00 EDT
From: Ted Briscoe <>
Subject: Job available: 1 computational linguist



We are looking for one - preferably postdoctoral - research assistant
to work on the CEC-funded LRE project SPARKLE in collaboration with
groups in Pisa, Stuttgart, Sharp (UK), Xerox (France), and Daimler
(Germany) on `Shallow parsing and (lexical) knowledge extraction for
language engineering'.

Applicants should be able to program in Lisp and/or C and have
knowledge of research in statistical and/or
unification/constraint-based computational linguistics. Our component
of the research involves further development of a robust statistical
parsing system and of a system for acquiring lexical information about
the argument structure of predicates from textual corpora utilising
the robust parser.

Applicants will be paid on a scale commensurate with RA(1A) (salary
15986 UK pounds at age 27) and should be able to start full-time work
on the project between July and October 1996, for a period of 2-3
years. The post will be based at Cambridge and the research will
involve close collaboration with a second RA at Sussex University. The
grant includes provision for project and conference travel. Further
details can be obtained by email from the first grant-holder,
below. Applications should be submitted via email and should include a
latex source/postscript CV and the names and email addresses of three

Dr. E.J. Briscoe (
Computer Laboratory,
University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. J. Carroll (
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences,
University of Sussex, UK

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Message 2: lexicographer jobs in Pittsburgh

Date: Tue, 07 May 1996 09:24:49 EDT
From: <>
Subject: lexicographer jobs in Pittsburgh
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CONTACT: 	Linda Schmandt
		Carnegie Group, Inc.
		5 PPG Place
		Pittsburgh, PA 15222
		(412) 642-6900

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Use corpus-based techniques to define subsets of English (vocabulary
and syntax) for use in technical documentation. These subsets will be
used to create simple, consistent English documents that can also be
translated into other languages with minimum effort. The work will
involve coordination with authoring groups and external translation
agencies. It may also involve author training.

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 - Background in lexicography or lexically-oriented linguistics.
 - Experience in coordinating requirements from multiple diverse groups.
 - Experience in corpus-based linguistic analysis for English.
 - High-level of comfort with interactive computing environment.
 - Simple C programming.
 - High personal productivity.
 - Good written and verbal communication skills
 - Good customer interaction

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 - M.S. in linguistics or language-related field
 - 2-3 years relevant experience, including some with lexical
 - B.S., or preferably M.S., in Computer Science or related field
 - some substantial experience or training in language-related
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