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LINGUIST List 21.1315

Thu Mar 18 2010

Jobs: Comp Ling; Machine Translation: Post Doc, Nanyang Technological U

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        1.    Francis Bond, Computational Linguistics; Machine Translation: Post Doc, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Message 1: Computational Linguistics; Machine Translation: Post Doc, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Date: 16-Mar-2010
From: Francis Bond <bondieee.org>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Machine Translation: Post Doc, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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University or Organization: Nanyang Technological University
Department: Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Job Location: Singapore
Web Address: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/HSS/Linguistics/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Machine Translation


Description:

The Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies (LMS) at NTU seeks a
post-doctoral fellow for research on machine translation.

LMS has a focus on the study of the languages of multilingual individuals
and of multilingual societies. Research in the division is geared towards a
deepening of our understanding of multilingualism through empirical studies
of topics such as language description and documentation, language contact,
loanword phonology, machine translation, language maintenance, and
multilingual language processing and acquisition.
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/hss/lms/

One focus of this research is a detailed multilingual analysis of structure
and meaning using parallel texts in Chinese, English and Japanese.
Structural analysis primarily uses head driven phrase structure grammars
(in cooperation with the Deep Linguistic Processing using HPSG Initiative).
Semantic analysis uses WordNets for all three languages. We are currently
investigating the use of these detailed analyses to improve the quality of
limited domain high accuracy machine translation. There should be positive
feedback between this research and the cross-lingual research on meaning
that is already underway.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with Francis Bond, bondieee.org.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral fellow would primarily be involved in the acquisition of
linguistic knowledge from aligned text -- either monolingual constraints or
cross-lingual transfer rules of various levels of generality. Postdoctoral
fellows may be required to assist in teaching, up to the equivalent of one
semester-based course per academic year.

Requirements and Profile:
- PhD Thesis in linguistics, computational linguistics or natural language
processing. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree issued not more
than 3 years prior to the time of application.
- Knowledge of and experience with machine translation or semantic analysis
- Excellent knowledge of English, knowledge of Japanese and Chinese a plus
- Excellent communicative skills, both orally and in writing

Appointment:
The duration of the position is 2 years. Initial appointment is for a
period of one year, renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory
performance.

Applications:
Applications should include a detailed CV and research proposal, and should
be sent via post, email, or fax to the address, application email address,
or fax number below.

Any inquiries about this position should be sent to Francis Bond, contact
email below.

For more information about the post-doc position, please see:
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/Career/CurrentOpenings/ResearchOpenings/Pages/CollegeofHumanities,Arts,andSocialSciences.aspx

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Associate Dean (Research)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
HSS building, HSS-05-17
14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332
Email Address for Applications: AD-HASS-RESEARCHntu.edu.sg
Contact Information:
Francis Bond
Email: bondieee.org
Fax: +65 6794 9577
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