LINGUIST List 11.1198

Fri May 26 2000

Jobs: Comp Grammar Post-doc/Comp Linguist, ISSCO

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  1. Derek Walker, Comp Grammar: Post-doc at ISSCO Geneva
  2. Derek Walker, Computational Linguist at ISSCO (Geneva)

Message 1: Comp Grammar: Post-doc at ISSCO Geneva

Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 15:36:27 +0200
From: Derek Walker <Derek.Walkerissco.unige.ch>
Subject: Comp Grammar: Post-doc at ISSCO Geneva


ISSCO (Dalle Molle Institute for Semantic and Cognitive Studies, in
the Translation and Interpretation School of the University of Geneva)
has an immediate opening for:

1 Post-doc researcher

To participate in the following project:

LCG TMR Network
Learning Computational Grammars

The job is available in connection with ISSCO's involvement with the
European research network Learning Computational Grammars (LCG) funded
by the EC Training and Mobility of Researchers programme (TMR). The
network runs from 1.03.1998 for three years and involves 7 partner
sites.

LCG researches the application of a variety of machine learning
techniques from neural networks, statistical learning and symbolic
learning. Currently efforts focus on comparison of results based on
attempts to learn noun phrase structure in English, but work on other
languages is possible. More information on the LCG project can be
found at: http://lcg-www.uia.ac.be/lcg/

The candidate must have strong programming skills and demonstrated
interest in multilingual issues and should have recently completed
his/hers PhD. S/he should not be over 35 years old. S/he is expected
to work together with our current TMR researcher. The post is
available as of 1.07.2000 until the end of the project.

If you are interested, send your application to Professor Susan
Armstrong (Susan.Armstrongissco.unige.ch). It should be accompanied
by a CV, list of publications, the names and addresses of two referees
and a short expos´┐Ż outlining your interest in LCG, how it is related
to your previous research and the special expertise you will bring to
the project.

Further information can be obtained by sending e-mail with specific
questions to Adelina Ivanova (Adelina.Ivanovaissco.unige.ch, please
specify subject: TMR post-doc) or by phone (+ 41--22--705 8690).
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Message 2: Computational Linguist at ISSCO (Geneva)

Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 16:07:27 +0200
From: Derek Walker <Derek.Walkerissco.unige.ch>
Subject: Computational Linguist at ISSCO (Geneva)



ISSCO (Dalle Molle Institute for Semantic and Cognitive Studies, in
the Translation and Interpretation School of the University of Geneva)
has an immediate opening for:

1 COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST

to participate in a number of Swiss and European language engineering
projects.

The qualified candidate will collaborate on software design
and implementation in one or more of the following areas:

- parallel text alignment
- syntactic and semantic tagging
- intelligent document analysis
- web-based linguistic resources
- general statistical NLP tools

Requirements:

- university degree in computational linguistics or computer science
- programming skills in C, Java and Perl
- knowledge of Unix systems
- good knowledge of internet technologies
- strong grounding in SGML and XML
- experience in developing software for NLP applications
- fluency in either French or English with good knowledge
 of the other language

Additional qualities include:

- good communication skills
- expertise in probabilistic and statistical methods
- strong linguistic background
- fluency in German and/or Italian


ISSCO offers:

- good working conditions in a well-established research institute
- opportunities to collaborate in a variety of projects
- salary calculated by qualifications according to university scales.

We invite interested candidates to send us a letter of interest along
with a detailed CV and the names of three references to:

ISSCO/ETI
attn: Pierrette Bouillon
University of Geneva
40, blvd. du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
(Switzerland)

email: pierrette.bouillonissco.unige.ch
(Please CC derek.walkerissco.unige.ch in all email correspondence)
Tel : (+41 22) 705 86 78
Fax : (+41 22) 705 86 89
WWW : http://www.issco.unige.ch/
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