LINGUIST List 9.918

Sat Jun 20 1998

Jobs: Research Assts,French/Spanish Lang Specialist

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  1. Stefan Wermter, Several additional PhD stipends
  2. Ani Sarkissian, French and Spanish Language Specialists needed

Message 1: Several additional PhD stipends

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 18:14:21 +0100
From: Stefan Wermter <>
Subject: Several additional PhD stipends


The School of Computing and Information Systems is pleased to be able
to offer a small number of studentships for candidates to study for
MPhil and PhD (full-time). The School has a growing research
reputation and is keen to build upon its 3A rating in the 1996
Research Assessment Exercise. Applicants should have a good honours
degree in Computer Science, and a strong desire to undertake high
quality research in an ambitious and thriving School. Studentships are
available to EU citizens and cover allfees and maintenance support of
approximately #5,000 per annum. Studentships will commence in October
1998. Projects are available in the following areas:

Neural Networks
Speech and Image Processing
Human Computer Interaction
Natural Language Processing
Information Retrieval
Digital Media
Software Engineering
Decision Support Systems

For a detailed list of projects please contact:

Mark Hindmarch
School of Computing and Information Systems
University of Sunderland
St Peters Campus
St Peters Way
Sunderland SR6 0DD

Application is by CV to Mark Hindmarch at the above address. Closing
date 17 July 1998.


Researcher in Neural and Intelligent Systems

(reference number CIRG28)

Applications are invited for a three year research assistant position
in the School of Computing and Information Systems investigating the
development of hybrid neural/symbolic techniques for intelligent
processing. This is an exciting new project which aims at developing
new environments for integrating neural networks and symbolic
processing. You will play a key role in the development of such hybrid
subsymbolic/symbolic environments. It is intended to apply the
developed hybrid environments in areas such as natural language
processing, intelligent information extraction, or the integration of
speech/language in multimedia applications.

You should have a degree in a computing discipline and will be able to
register for a higher degree. A demonstrated interest in artificial
neural networks, software engineering skills and programming
experience are essential (preferably including a subset of C, C++,
CommonLisp, Java, GUI). Experience and interest in neural network
software and simulators would be an advantage (e.g. Planet, SNNS,
Tlearn, Matlab, etc). Salary is according to the researcher A scale
(currently up to #13,871, under revision).

Application forms and further particulars are available from the
Personell department under +44 191 515 and extensions 2055, 2429,
2054, 2046, or 2425 or E-Mail
quoting the reference number CIRG28.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Stefan Wermter,
e-mail: Closing date: 10 July 1998.
The successful candidate is expected to start the job as soon as

Professor Stefan Wermter
University of Sunderland
Dept. of Computing & Information Systems
St Peters Way
Sunderland SR6 0DD
United Kingdom

phone: +44 191 515 3279
fax: +44 191 515 2781
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Message 2: French and Spanish Language Specialists needed

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 09:03:06 -0700
From: Ani Sarkissian <>
Subject: French and Spanish Language Specialists needed

Direct Language Communications, Inc. (DLC) is a fifteen year-old,
rapidly growing private company that provides its clients, primarily
large international companies, with comprehensive multilingual
communication services in over fifty languages. DLC presently consists
of approximately 65 full-time employees, although this figure is
growing as revenues continue to increase dramatically. DLC's team
members are dynamic, multilingual and client service-oriented.

DLC is seeking excellent proofers to join its team on a full-time
basis, working <underline>in our downtown San Francisco
office</underline>. Responsibilities will include proofing and editing
documents; reviewing material for cultural appropriateness;
incorporating client edits and surveying format proofs.


-Expertise in French or Spanish. Must be a native speaker.

- Superior written and verbal communication in Native Language and
English, comfortable in a multicultural environment.

-Linguistic and/or translation background a must.

-Excellent memory; ability to follow instructions precisely

-Strong grammatical skills; attention to detail a must

-Computer literacy

-Schooling (through high school) in native language/country of origin

-College Degree (not necessarily from country of origin)



Send resume and cover letter to the address below.

Complete Job descriptions are available at

Ani Sarkissian

Language Services Coordinator


Direct Language Communications, Inc. Phone: 415.546.6885 ext 147
301 Mission Street, Suite 350 Fax: 415.495.4926
San Francisco, CA 94105 Email:

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