LINGUIST List 8.1714

Sat Nov 29 1997

Jobs: Computational Ling, NLP, British Dialects

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  1. Dr. Peter af Trampe, Professor in Computational Linguistics (Sweden)
  2. Olivier Laurens, Computer Scientist (NLP) - France
  3.>, British dialects and accents (Lonely Planet)

Message 1: Professor in Computational Linguistics (Sweden)

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 97 16:20:59 MET
From: Dr. Peter af Trampe <>
Subject: Professor in Computational Linguistics (Sweden)

Stockholm University invites applications for a position as Professor
in Computational Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, Faculty
of Liberal Arts.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, with a population of over one and a
half million inhabitants, is a major cultural and scientific center.
When appointing a professor of the state university system of Sweden,
special emphasis is given to both research competence and teaching
competence. Consideration is also given to administrative skills, in
particular leadership ability. Proficiency in Swedish (Scandinavian)
or English is necessary. Wherever appropriate, a willingness to learn
Swedish is assumed.

Salary is negotiable. The University is an Equal Opportunities
employer, and since most professors at the Faculty of Liberal Arts are
men, applications from female candidates are particularly
welcome. Since the position is a full-time job, residence in the
Stockholm area is necessary.

Informal inquiries may be made to the Head of the Department,
Dr. Peter af Trampe (e-mail:

Applications, quoting reference no 611-2633/97 (resp 2634/97), should
be sent to the Registrar, Staff Management Division, Stockholm
University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden. They must reach the
Registrar's Office no later than 12 January 1998.

The following items, all in four copies, should be included:

1. Curriculum vitae.

2. Bibliography (numbered)

3. Description of the candidate's research achievements and teaching
experience and leadership ability (5-10 pages). A guideline regarding
the presentation of teaching qualifications may be obtained from Ulf
Lindgren of the Staff Management Division, phone +46-8-16 33 22, fax
+46-8-612 59 60 , e-mail: ulf.lindgrenPB.SU.SE.

4. Photocopies of relevant graduation diplomas.

5. Research publications of the candidate's own choice, numbered
according to the bibliography.

Items 1 and 2 should reach the University before the application
period expires. Items 3 and 4, and _one copy_ of each of item 5 should
arrive no later than 2 February 1998. The three additional copies of
item 5 are to be sent later, upon notification from the University, to
the three Expert Members of the Appointments Board.
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Message 2: Computer Scientist (NLP) - France

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 14:41:58 +0100
From: Olivier Laurens <>
Subject: Computer Scientist (NLP) - France

Job Offer - Computer Scientist - France
Offre d'emploi - Informaticien - France

Version francaise ci-dessous.

Cora SA, a dynamic, French startup software company developing Natural
Language products is seeking to recruit a computer scientist in a new
joint commercial project in Machine Translation involving several
partners in France and in the U.S. The position will be located in
Ivry-sur-Seine in the immediate suburbs of Paris, France, and will
involve frequent trips to the U.S. Responsabilities will be to
interface, integrate, maintain and improve various components forming
the translation chain, to create or adapt user oriented development
tools and in general to participate in the computational aspects of
the project in close collaboration with the linguistic development

The position is permanent.

The successful applicants should have skills in the following areas:

- near native fluency in French or English and fairly good fluency
 in the other language
- C/C++, ORACLE/SQL (experience of 3 years in at least one of these 
- some experience in Natural Language Processing (parsing, generation, 
 compilers for NL grammars & lexicons, etc)

Some knowledge in Fortran and Ada is a plus as well as some
familiarity with Windows NT and user interface programming.

Priority will be given to applicants who have a work authorization for

Information on Cora can be found on

Applications will be accepted by email and snail mail. Closing date is
December 24, 1997.

Cora SA
51-59, rue Ledru Rollin
94200 Irvy-sur-Seine

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Cora SA, une start-up dynamique qui developpe des logiciels dans le
domaine du traitement automatique des langues naturelles recherche un
informaticien pour un projet commercial de traduction automatique
mettant en jeu plusieurs partenaires en France et aux E.U. Le poste
est base a Ivry-sur-Seine dans la proche banlieue parisienne. De
frequents deplacements aux E.U. sont a prevoir. Les responsabilites du
poste incluent l'interfacage, l'integration, la maintenance et
l'amelioration des divers modules qui forment la chaine de traduction,
la creation ou l'adaptaton d'outils de developpement orientes
utilisateurs et, de maniere generale, la participation aux aspects
informatiques du projet en collaboration etroite avec l'equipe de
developpement linguistique. Le poste est a duree indeterminee.

Les candidats retenus devront avoir des competences dans les domaines
suivants :

- francais ou anglais courant (niveau langue maternelle) ; bonne
 aisance dans l'autre langue
- C/C++, ORACLE/SQL (3 ans d'experience souhaites dans au moins un de
 ces domaines)
- experience dans le domaine du traitement automatique des
 langues naturelles (analyse, generation, compilateurs de 
 grammaires de la langue naturelle et de lexiques, etc.)

La connaissance de Fortran et Ada est aussi souhaitable ainsi qu'une
certaine familiarite avec Windows NT et la programmation d'interfaces

Les candidatures de personnes dotees d'un droit de travail en France
seront preferees.

On pourra trouver des renseignements sur Cora SA sur le site web

Les candidatures sont a envoyer par courrier electronique ou par la
voie postale avant le 24 decembre 1997.

Cora SA
51-59, rue Ledru Rollin
94200 Irvy-sur-Seine
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Message 3: British dialects and accents (Lonely Planet)

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 09:15:03 +0000
From:> <>
Subject: British dialects and accents (Lonely Planet)

Dear Linguists,

I am a Linguist working at Lonely Planet publishing in Melbourne.

We are looking for a linguist who has been previously published and
who has interests in and specialises in British dialects and accents.

If anyone with the prerequisite skills is interested could they please
contact me. Of course, suitable payment will be made.

Peter D'Onghia
Lonely Planet Publishing
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