LINGUIST List 8.1061

Fri Jul 18 1997

Jobs: Computational ling, Research in Essex

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  1. Joachim Niehren, Research in Computational ling in Saarbruecken, Germany
  2. Arnold D J, Job Vacancy: Research Officer in Essex, UK

Message 1: Research in Computational ling in Saarbruecken, Germany

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 12:59:29 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Joachim Niehren <>
Subject: Research in Computational ling in Saarbruecken, Germany


 Computer Scientist or Computational Linguist searched

 Department of Computational Linguistics
 Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany

A position of a researcher in computational linguists is available,
in a collaboration with computer science. The position is part of
the CHORUS project

in the Special Research Division (SFB) 378, funded by the German
Science Foundation (DFG). The successful candidate is supposed to
develop algorithms and architectures for semantic processing of
natural language. Experience in some of the following areas is

 - constraints and unification
 - natural language processing
 - programming in high-level languages

Applicants should be graduated or hold a Ph.D in computer science
or computational linguistics.

Duration: 16 months, extendible to 5 years
Salary: BAT2a (DM 60000-75000 per annum)
Begin: preferably September 1, 1997 or slightly later

Saarbruecken offers an excellent research environment in both computer
science and computational linguistics. Research in these fields is
conducted at the Universitaet des Saarlandes, the German Center for
Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and the Max-Planck Institute for
Computer Science. More information is available on the world wide web.

Candidates may get in contact with Dr. Joachim Niehren
or Prof. Manfred Pinkal informally or may send a CV, a list of
publications, and possibly a list of referees to one of us.
E-mail communiation is encouraged.

 Manfred Pinkal Joachim Niehren
 Universitaet des Saarlandes Universitaet des Saarlandes
 Computerlinguistik Fachbereich Informatik
 Postfach 15 11 50
 66041 Saarbruecken 66041 Saarbruecken
 Germany Germany
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Message 2: Job Vacancy: Research Officer in Essex, UK

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 16:07:19 +0100
From: Arnold D J <>
Subject: Job Vacancy: Research Officer in Essex, UK

(With apologies to those who receive this more than once).

		 Job Vacancy: Research Officer
		 Dept. of Language and Linguistics
		 University of Essex, UK

The Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex
has a vacancy for a linguist or computational linguist to work on a
project involving World Wide Web access to linguistic corpora.

The successful candidate will be involved in the Essex contribution to
JTAP project JTAP-2/247: ``Word Wide Web-Corpora/Internet Grammar of
English'', which involves the University of Essex and the Survey of
English Usage at University College London. (JTAP is the Joint
Technology Applications Programme of JISC, Joint Information Systems
Committee of the UK funding councils).

The aim of the Essex part of the project is to provide WWW access to
linguistic corpora.

The successful candidate will have a background in linguistics or
computational linguistics, ideally with a strong corpus orientation,
and will be expected to contribute to a variety of project tasks, in

+ testing and evaluation of prototypes;
+ design of questionnaires to elicit feedback from users, and 
 analysis of such feedback;
+ documentation, particularly design of on-line help messages,
 examples and exercises.
+ The CL/MT group at Essex is involved in a number of language
 engineering and computational linguistics projects in which the
 successful candidate may be involved.

Applicants should, ideally, have a strong backround in corpus
linguistics, and should be computer literate (ideally with familiarity
of working in a Unix environment).

The appointement will be on the RA1A/RA1B scale, commensurate with age
and experience (i.e. in the range UKL 15,159 to UKL 22,785 per annum).

The period of the appointment will be until the end of the project (31
July 1998), with a possibility of extension. We are looking to appoint
as soon as possible (which means, realistically, a starting date at
the end of Septembmer).

More information on the project, and the CL/MT research group at Essex
can be found at the following pages:

Applicants should send a CV to Martin Rondell (, and
can contact Martin Rondell ( or Doug Arnold
( for more information.

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Doug Arnold,
Dept. of Language & Linguistics,
University of Essex,	 	 
Wivenhoe Park,		 	 Tel: +44 1206 872084 (direct)
Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK. 	 Fax: +44 1206 872085
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