LINGUIST List 8.1554

Wed Oct 29 1997

Jobs: Computational linguistics

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  1. Catherine N. Ball, Computational Linguistics at Georgetown

Message 1: Computational Linguistics at Georgetown

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 00:28:10 -0400
From: Catherine N. Ball <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics at Georgetown

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University offers four
concentrations leading to a MS or PhD in Linguistics: Theoretical
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics and COMPUTATIONAL
LINGUISTICS. Applications are invited for Fall 1998 (application deadline:
February 1).

Applicants to the PhD program in Computational Linguistics should have a
Master's in linguistics or computer science (or a closely related field).
Others are encouraged to apply to the MS program, which provides the
foundation in linguistic theory and computer science necessary for more
advanced work. A limited number of fellowships and scholarships are
available, and local employment opportunities are excellent for PhD and
advanced MS students. Part-time students are welcome. Vist our Web site for
more information about the program, on-line courses, and links to the
catalogue and application materials:

In addition to a wide variety of offerings in linguistics (Theoretical,
Socio-, Applied), the program offers courses in machine translation, neural
networks, computer-assisted language learning, natural language processing,
information retrieval, text mining and corpus linguistics. Current students
are engaged in research in machine translation (ASL, Japanese, Spanish,
etc.), natural language processing (intelligent agents, anaphora
resolution, visual representation of textual data), speech processing and
neural nets, among other areas.

Computational Faculty:
* Catherine Ball (natural language processing, corpus linguistics, Prolog,
* Catherine Doughty (language acquisition, CALL)
* Donald Loritz (Program Head; instructional parsing, neural nets, Lisp)
* Susann Luperfoy (MITRE Corp.; machine translation, discourse processing)
* Paul Portner (formal semantics, knowledge representation)
* Solomon Sara, SJ (phonology, Prolog)
* George Wilson (MRJ, Inc.; information retrieval, Perl)
* Mahe Vellauthapillai (Computer Science Dept.; AI, C/C++)
* Raffaella Zanuttini (generative syntax)
* Lisa Zsiga (phonetics, phonology, acoustic phonetics, speech processing)
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