LINGUIST List 8.1362

Thu Sep 25 1997

Jobs: Korean Comp Ling, Phonology/Phonetics

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Deborah Coughlin, Korean Computational Linguist
  2. Barry Schein, Phonology/Phonetics Positions

Message 1: Korean Computational Linguist

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 10:10:57 -0700
From: Deborah Coughlin <>
Subject: Korean Computational Linguist

The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for a computational
lexicographer for Korean. The position will be located on the Microsoft
central campus in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a great opportunity
to work with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system
for unrestricted text understanding and generation.

The lexicographer's primary responsibilities include developing and
maintaining the morphological rules and data for the language, in
accordance with the overall system architecture used by the Microsoft
Research NLP group.

The lexicographer's qualifications should include experience in
linguistic research and online dictionary development, programming
experience, keen interest in lexical issues, and an advanced degree in
linguistics or a closely related discipline. Native proficiency in
Korean is assumed. A practical orientation is highly desirable.
Significant programming experience or experience extracting lexical
information from online dictionaries or corpora would be a plus.

We are in the process of designing and building a system to analyze
unrestricted natural language, taking input text, and moving from
lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and eventually
pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is also planned. The
programming system and underlying principles that are used for English
have been found to be applicable to other languages. We are empirically
oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas wherever they can
be found. A reasonable first-version summary of our techniques and some
of our experience can be found in the book "Natural Language Processing:
The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1993.

For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on
the World Wide Web.

CONTACT: Please send resumes, cover letters, and any additional
materials to:

 	Steven Clyne
 	Human Resources
 	Microsoft Corporation
 	One Microsoft Way
 	Redmond, WA 98052
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Message 2: Phonology/Phonetics Positions

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 13:43:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Barry Schein <>
Subject: Phonology/Phonetics Positions

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern California
invites applications for two positions in phonetics and phonology to begin
Fall 1998. One appointment is open in rank, and the other is for an
associate professor with tenure or an assistant professor tenure-track.

Complete dossiers, including statement of interest, curriculum vitae, sample
publications, syllabi or course descriptions, teaching evaluations if
available, and three letters of reference should be sent to:

	Phonology/Phonetics Search Committee
	Department of Linguistics
	University of Southern California
	Los Angeles, CA 90089-1693

Dossiers submitted in 1996-1997 remain on file and should be updated with a
current letter of application and supplementary materials.

For fullest consideration, applications should arrive before December 1, 1997.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.
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