LINGUIST List 9.576

Thu Apr 16 1998

Jobs: Machine Trans,Psycholing/Semantics,NLP

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  1. Sabine Reinhard, Job openings in MT (Barcelona, Spain)
  2. Max Wheeler, Psycholing/Semantics
  3. Matthew Crocker, PhD Studentships in Edinburgh

Message 1: Job openings in MT (Barcelona, Spain)

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 15:24:35 +-200
From: Sabine Reinhard <>
Subject: Job openings in MT (Barcelona, Spain)

Openings in MACHINE TRANSLATION at GMS Barcelona

GMS, Gesellschaft fuer multilinguale Systeme mbH, with head office in
Munich (Germany), is a leading developer of machine translation

The GMS language development division is based in Barcelona
(Spain). For the development of new machine translation language pairs
we have 12 immediate job openings. The new candidates will back up the
current team, comprising 27 members, in designing and implementing
formal analysis, transfer, and generation grammars or encoding the
corresponding mono- and bilingual lexicons.

Candidate profiles:

- (Computational) Linguists for grammar development (ref. LING) with:
 * university degree in linguistics or computational linguistics
 * some programming experience; experience in writing formal grammars
for natural languages would be a plus

- Linguists or Translators for lexicon development (ref. LEX) with:
 * university degree in foreign languages
 * interest to work on natural language processing


* Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Successful candidates should:

* be native speakers of one and have near-native proficiency in
 another of the languages mentioned above; additional languages would
 be an asset since further language pairs will soon be added
* be willing to work together with the rest of the team
* have good social and communicative abilities
* show perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness

Working language:	English

Starting date:		as soon as possible

Term of contract:	2 years with possibility of renewal

Salary:			According to experience and age

Office location:	Center of Barcelona (in the charming 19th 
			century district Example, within walking 
			distance from the old part of the 
 city and from the famous 'Las Ramblas')

You will join a young, international, and highly motivated team. GMS
does not pursue research but is developing market-ready products. This
will thus offer a great opportunity to those people who want to apply
their acquired knowledge and apply their skills in real-world
conditions. Since the GMS long-term objective is to implement machine
translation products for all possible language pair combinations
between Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, this
will also give future prospects to candidates beyond the initial term
of contract.

More information about GMS can be found at the web page 

If you are interested, send resume and cover letter in English to:

	GMS Sucursal
	Roger de Lluria, 50 1-B

	Fax: +34 - 3 - 487 76 19

indicating on the envelope the job reference.

Preliminary enquiries or applications can also be sent to indicating in the subject the reference of the
post. Full applications must be sent by surface mail or fax.
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Message 2: Psycholing/Semantics

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 10:30:49 +0100 (BST)
From: Max Wheeler <>
Subject: Psycholing/Semantics

 University of Sussex

 School of Cognitive & Computing Sciences

Fixed term lectureship in linguistics Grade A or B (Ref: 320)

A three year lectureship. Applicants with teaching interests in
Psycholinguistics and/or Semantics may be preferred, as may candidates
able to contribute to the Linguistic Subject Group's research focus on
language change.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr Max Wheeler
on +44 (0)1273 678975, email

Salary scales:
Lecturer Grade A: 16,045 to 21,016 per annum
Lecturer Grade B: 21,895 to 27,985 per annum

Application forms and further details for the above posts are
available from and should be returned to Staffing Services, University
of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RH, UK. For information
packs please call +44 (0)1273 606755 and ask for extension 3768, 8201
or 8202. Requests may be sent by email to This
vacancy, together with links to Schools of Study web sites and further
information about the University, may be seen at WHEN REQUESTING DETAILS, PLEASE QUOTE


 An Equal Opportunity Employer


Max W. Wheeler <>
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1273 678975; fax: +44 (0)1273 671320
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Message 3: PhD Studentships in Edinburgh

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 14:02:25 +0100
From: Matthew Crocker <>
Subject: PhD Studentships in Edinburgh

Centre for Cognitive Science
University of Edinburgh 

PhD Studentships for October 1998

Application deadline: 15 May 1998

The Centre for Cognitive Science (CCS) invites applications for three
three-year EPSRC studentship awards to commence in October 1998. The
studentships will be awarded in one or more of the following topic

* Natural language generation: architectures and ontologies for text
 generation; generating form and content of documents; multimodal
 generation; evaluation of generation tools; psychological processes
 and representations involved in human discourse production;...

* Large-volume text handling: robust parsing; grammar induction;
 data-intensive semantics; finite-state methods for language
 processing; applications: information extraction, text 
 categorization, flexible hypertext navigation, ...

* Diagrammatic communication: formal semantics of diagrammatic
 notations; learning visual programming languages; cognitive 
 effects of multimodal representations, ...

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in Computer
Science, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or Psychology.

EPSRC studentships are restricted to UK or EU residents. Residents of
the UK are eligible for fees and a maintenance allowance; other EU
residents are eligible for fees only (and so would need to be able to
support themselves during their studies). The EPSRC baseline rate of
maintenance allowance is currently approx 5,295 pounds sterling per
annum. For further general information on EPSRC studentships, please

The studentships are available in association with on-going research
projects in the Human Communication Research Centre, which has close
links with CCS. Further information on CCS's research programme can
be found on the CCS home page ( and
information about students and how to apply at Further information on Human
Communication can be found at

If we already have your application on file for consideration this
year, you do not need to apply again.

Deadline for applications: 15 May 1998

For additional advice and information, please contact:

 Admissions Chair
 Centre for Cognitive Science
 The University of Edinburgh
 2 Buccleuch Place
 EH8 9LW

 Tel: +44 131 650 4667
 Fax: +44 131 650 6626
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