LINGUIST List 7.33

Mon Jan 8 1996

Jobs: Assistentenstelle in Zuerich, Grammarian

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <dseelyemunix.emich.edu>


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  • "F.J. Martinez Garcia", Assistentenstelle in Zuerich (CH)
  • Deborah Coughlin, Job Posting: NLP German grammarian, Japanese lexicographer

    Message 1: Assistentenstelle in Zuerich (CH)

    Date: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 14:38:56 CST
    From: "F.J. Martinez Garcia" <martinezem.uni-frankfurt.de>
    Subject: Assistentenstelle in Zuerich (CH)


    8.Jan.96 Indogermanisches Seminar der Universitaet Zuerich Raemistr. 68 CH-8001 Zuerich Tel.: ++41 1 257 20 39 Fax.: ++41 1 257 69 58

    Besetzung einer Assistentenstelle - ------------------------------- Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

    am Indogermanischen Seminar der Universitaet Zuerich ist ab sofort eine Assistentenstelle neu zu besetzen (2/3-Stelle, 28 Stunden Praesenzzeit, Gehalt nach Lohnkl. 17). Voraussetzung ist ein Hochschulabschluss mit Schwerpunkt Indogermanistik. Bewerbungen mit den ueblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnis, evt. Schriftenverzeichnis) koennen umgehend bis 15. Februar 1996 eingereicht werden.

    Mit freundlichen Gruessen

    ======================================================================= Dr. Fco. Javier Mart!nez Garc!a

    Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft | tel. +49- 69- 7982 2847 Universitt Frankfurt | (sekr.) +49- 69- 7982 3139 Postfach 11 19 32 | fax. +49- 69- 7982 2873 D-60054 Frankfurt | martinezem.uni-frankfurt.d400.de http: //www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/home/ftp/pub/titus/public_html =======================================================================

    Message 2: Job Posting: NLP German grammarian, Japanese lexicographer

    Date: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 16:36:21 PST
    From: Deborah Coughlin <deborahcmicrosoft.com>
    Subject: Job Posting: NLP German grammarian, Japanese lexicographer


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    COMPUTATIONAL GRAMMARIAN for German COMPUTATIONAL LEXICOGRAPHER for Japanese

    The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for a computational lexicographer for Japanese, and a computational grammarian for German. The positions will be located on the Microsoft central campus in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for unrestricted text understanding and generation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The grammarian's primary responsibilities include developing and testing a computational grammar for the language, in accordance with the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language Understanding system. The initial emphasis will be on creating a grammar for syntactic analysis.

    The lexicographer's primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining the morphological rules and data for the language, in accordance with the overall system architecture used by the Microsoft Research NLP group.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    The grammarian's qualifications should include experience in linguistic research and software development; familiarity with natural language processing; a flexible approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced degree in linguistics, computer science, or a closely related discipline. Native proficiency in the language of choice is assumed; practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desirable.

    The lexicographer's qualifications should include experience in linguistic research and online dictionary development, programming experience, keen interest in lexical issues, and an advanced degree in linguistics or a closely related discipline. Native proficiency in the language of choice is assumed. A practical orientation is highly desirable. Significant programming experience or experience extracting lexical information from online dictionaries or corpora would be a plus.

    ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP:

    We are in the process of designing and building a system to analyze unrestricted natural language, taking input text, and moving from lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and eventually pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is also planned. The programming system and underlying principles that are used for English have been found to be applicable to other languages. We are empirically oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas wherever they can be found. A reasonable first-version summary of our techniques and some of our experience can be found in the book "Natural Language Processing: The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1993.

    For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on the World Wide Web. http:// www.research.microsoft.com/research/nlp

    CONTACT: Please send resumes, cover letters, and any additional materials to: Steven Clyne Human Resources Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052 USA email: steveclmicrosoft.com