LINGUIST List 9.611

Sat Apr 25 1998

Jobs: Scholarship in Computational Ling,General Ling

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <>


  1. Christopher D. Manning, PhD Scholarship available (Australia; CL/ML/Japanese)
  2. Rebecca Long, Positions in English Literature & Linguistics

Message 1: PhD Scholarship available (Australia; CL/ML/Japanese)

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 09:15:39 +1000 (EST)
From: Christopher D. Manning <>
Subject: PhD Scholarship available (Australia; CL/ML/Japanese)

PhD Research Scholarship in Computational Linguistics/ 
Machine Learning of Natural Language (Japanese)

An ARC-funded PhD scholarship, tenable at either the University of
Sydney (Linguistics Dept) or the Flinders University of South Australia
(Computer Science Dept), is available for research on exploring the
application of unsupervised learning techniques to Japanese. Applicants
should have either a good Honours degree or an equivalent four year
undergraduate degree in an appropriate field, and be seeking to
undertake full-time research leading towards a PhD. The project is in
the area of using machine learning and statistical methods to
inductively acquire knowledge of the structure of Japanese (in line with
the grammar discovery approach of structural and corpus linguistics),
and then to be able to apply that knowledge to practical problems. This
is a collaborative project and opportunities exist to spend time at both
institutions. Both have active research programs and up-to-date
facilities for work in this area. Required qualifications are (i) good
programming ability, (ii) familiarity with Chinese character-based
writing systems, and (iii) an interest in doing research in this area.
Desirable qualifications include: (i) background in machine learning,
(ii) background in linguistics/NLP, (iii) knowledge of corpus-based and
statistical learning approaches, and (iv) knowledge of Japanese.
Applicants with research interests and background across these areas are
particularly encouraged to apply. The scholarship is valued at the
standard APA (1998) rate of $15,888 p.a. (tax exempt) for 3 years.
Further details can be obtained from Christopher Manning (Dept of
Linguistics, University of Sydney, +61 2 9351 7516,,
or David Powers (Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, 
+61 8 8201 3663,, Applications,
including a full curriculum vitae and the names and contact info (post,
email, fax) of at least two referees, should be sent either by email to
the above addresses or to Christopher Manning, Linguistics F12,
University of Sydney NSW 2006, AUSTRALIA by the closing date.

Closing: Direct, 29 May 1998 (or until filled)
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Message 2: Positions in English Literature & Linguistics

Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 19:14:56 -1100
From: Rebecca Long <>
Subject: Positions in English Literature & Linguistics


Tamsui Oxford University College invites applications for a Ph.D. in
English Literature and a Ph.D. in Linguistics. Starting date: August,
Prefer applicants with intermediate Mandarin Chinese language skills.
Qualified applicants should send the following documentation to the
address below, by June 1, 1998:
1. C.V. with photo
2. copies of Ph.D. and Master s Degrees' transcripts and diplomas
3. 2 letters of recommendation
4. 2-page essay on applicant s philosophy of teaching

Please submit to: Dr. Shih-hao Lin
 Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
 Tamsui Oxford University College
 32 Jen Lee St.
 Tamsui, Taiwan R.O.C.
 Tel: (02) 262-12121 Ext. 5112
 Fax: (02) 863-18425
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