LINGUIST List 9.389

Tue Mar 17 1998

Jobs: Semantics, Computational Lexicographers

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  1. Tim Stowell, UCLA Formal Semantics Replacement Position
  2. Beryl Gorbman, Spanish and French Computational Lexicographers needed

Message 1: UCLA Formal Semantics Replacement Position

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 19:34:14 PST
From: Tim Stowell <>
Subject: UCLA Formal Semantics Replacement Position

Temporary Position in Semantics at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Linguistics solicits applications for a 
one-year replacement position in Formal Semantics, during the coming 
academic year (1998-99). (It is possible, though by no means 
certain, that a permanent position will become open in 1999-2000.)

We are looking for someone to teach courses at the undergraduate and 
graduate levels. Undergraduate courses would probably include an 
introduction primarily to semantics and at least one additional 
course in another area (for example, introduction to Linguistics, or 
syntax). The graduate courses would include a survey course on 
semantic theory and an advanced seminar course on current research. 
Aside from teaching classes, the position would also involve advising 
graduate students.

The rank of this position is open, though preference will be given to 
candidates at the Assistant Professor level.

Candidates should send a CV, samples of work, and names and addresses 
of three referees to:

 Tim Stowell, Chair,
 UCLA Department of Linguistics,
 Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1543

We will attempt to fill this position before the end of April 1998; 
candidates whose applications are received prior to April 15 are 
assured of the fullest consideration. 

Because of the relatively late announcement of this position, and 
the possibility of mail delays, it is highly recommended that 
applicants send a brief e-mail message stating their interest in this 
position to

UCLA is an equal opportunity employer.
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Tim Stowell
Chair, UCLA Department of Linguistics
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543 USA
Phone: 1-310-825-0634
Fax: 1-310-206-5743
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Message 2: Spanish and French Computational Lexicographers needed

Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 16:21:47 -0800
From: Beryl Gorbman <>
Subject: Spanish and French Computational Lexicographers needed

We are a technical recruiting firm in Seattle looking for one each, 
Spanish and French computational lexicographers to work on a one-year
NLP project at Microsoft, Redmond Washington. Please send CVs to me
by email. Please feel free to forward this to whomever you think
might be interested. Thank you.

Description: Designing and writing critique rules for a grammar 
checker. The rules are based on the output of our (Spanish, French)
language parser, so the critique rule writer will become intimately 
familiar with our existing natural language system, and will then 
enhance the system by creating rules to flag grammatical errors and
suggest alternatives.

Qualifications: Experience in linguistic research and software 
development; familiarity with natural language processing; flexible
approach to linguistic theory; advanced degree in linguistics, computer 
science, or closely related discipline. Proficiency with Spanish or 
French, practical experience with NLP implementation issues or grammar
checkers desirable.
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