LINGUIST List 9.473

Fri Mar 27 1998

Jobs: Computational Ling, European Langs

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Deborah Coughlin, Internship: Computational Linguistics (Micorosoft)
  2. Martin Ehala, European Langs

Message 1: Internship: Computational Linguistics (Micorosoft)

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 16:02:27 -0800
From: Deborah Coughlin <>
Subject: Internship: Computational Linguistics (Micorosoft)


The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for computational
linguist interns for Chinese, French, German, and Japanese. The
positions 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 linguists will work to further the development of the Microsoft
natural language system, NLPWin. Responsibilities may include
modifying the dictionary, defining morphological rules, or writing
code for the grammar of the language. Specific responsibilities will
be determined based on the candidate's expertise and the needs of the


Candidates must be pursuing an advanced degree in linguistics (but not
yet have a Ph.D.), and must have native or near-native fluency in the
language being worked on. Preference will be given to candidates with
previous experience in linguistic research and software development,
or with practical experience with NLP implementation issues.


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:

 	Ken Felder
 	Microsoft Corporation
 	One Microsoft Way
 	Redmond, WA 98052
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Message 2: European Langs

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 22:00:57 +0200
From: Martin Ehala <>
Subject: European Langs



 The Faculty of Philology, Tallinn Pedagogical University invites
applications for the following tenure track positions:

1) Professor of German. The applicant should have a PhD in German
language or literature. 

2) Professor of Russian language. The applicant should have a PhD in
Russian language. 

3) Professor of Baltic-Finnic languages. The applicant should have a
PhD in one of Baltic-Finnic languages or Finnish literature 

4) Professor of Swedish. The applicant should have a PhD in Swedish
language or literature.

Applicants should send an application, CV, a copy of the degree
certificate, a list of publications with two recent samples, a
research programme and the names of three referees to

 	Dr. Martin Ehala
	Faculty of Philology
	Tallinn Pedagogical University
	Narva Rd 29
	Tallinn EE 0001

The deadline for applications is April 26, 1998.

For more information, contact Martin Ehala: 

Fax: +372 640 9300
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