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LINGUIST List 22.1725

Mon Apr 18 2011

Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh

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        1.     Frank Keller , Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date: 18-Apr-2011
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ilcc.inf.ed.ac.uk/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

Research Fellow in Natural Language Processing
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for
a full-time, fixed term Research Associate position on the project 'SynSem:
An Integrated Model of Syntactic and Semantic Prediction in Human Language
Processing' funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The aim of this project is to develop a model that combines probabilistic
incremental parsing with compositional distributional semantics in order to
achieve a broad coverage account of human language processing that can
simulate reading time data. The project will also apply this model to NLP
tasks such as text simplification.

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or near completion) in computer
science or a related discipline. He or she should have strong programming
skills and experience with natural language processing techniques and
algorithms (e.g., language modelling, parsing, distributional semantics,
corpus processing, and evaluation). Experience with cognitive modelling and
eye-tracking data is desirable.

The start date will be 01 September 2011, or as soon as possible
thereafter. The post is on the UE07 scale (GBP 29,972 - GBP 35,788).
Placement for the post is according to experience and qualifications. The
post is available for 36 months.

Informal enquiries about this position should be made to Dr Frank Keller
(kellerinf.ed.ac.uk) or Dr Mirella Lapata (mlapinf.ed.ac.uk).

Please apply online at the application URL below, quoting vacancy reference
3014289.

Application Deadline: 01-Jun-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/
Contact Information:
Dr Frank Keller
Email: kellerinf.ed.ac.uk

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