Thu Jan 9 1997

Jobs: Morph/phonology, Speech, Text tech

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. Richard Wiese, morphology/phonology-position at Marburg
  2. Jack Parry, Research Position in Speech at Wollongong University Australia.
  3. Alex Kott, Research in Text Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA

Message 1: morphology/phonology-position at Marburg

Date: Thu, 02 Jan 1997 16:49:26 +0100
From: Richard Wiese <wieseMailer.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: morphology/phonology-position at Marburg

The Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany, offers the position
described below. The rank is that of an assistant professor. Please
direct inquiries to, and applications to
the address given in the German text.

Im Fachbereich Allgemeine und Germanistische Linguistik und Philologie
Institut fuer Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft der
Philipps-Universitaet Marburg ist zum 01.04.1997 befristet auf 3 Jahre
 (Verlaengerung um weitere 3 Jahre moeglich) die Stelle eines/einer
(im Beamtenverhaeltnis auf Zeit gem. ' 41 HUG)
 mit dem Schwerpunkt Morphologie und/oder Phonologie 
zu besetzen.

Eine Reduzierung der Arbeitszeit ist unter der Voraussetzung der '' 85a
und 92a Hessisches Beamtengesetz grundsaetzlich moeglich.

Aufgabengebiet: Wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen in Forschung und
Lehre, die auch dem Erwerb einer weiteren wissenschaftlichen
Qualifikation auf dem Gebiet mit dem Schwerpunkt Morphologie und/oder
Phonologie foerderlich sind. Zeit zu eigener wissenschaftlicher Arbeit
wird gegeben.

Voraussetzungen: Qualifizierte Promotion in den genannten Schwerpunkten;
Forschungs- und Lehrerfahrung. Erwartet wird die Mitarbeit an
Forschungsprojekten und die Absicht zur Habilitation. Die Stelle ist
Prof. Dr. Richard Wiese zugeordnet.

Bewerbungen mit den ueblichen Unterlagen sind bis zum 31. Januar 1997 an
den Geschaeftsfuehrenden Direktor des Instituts fuer Germanistische
Sprachwissenschaft des Fachbereichs 08 der Philipps-Universitaet
Marburg, 35032 Marburg, Germany, zu senden.

Der Frauenfoerderplan der Philipps-Universitaet verpflichtet zur
Erhoehung des Frauenanteils. Frauen sind deshalb ausdruecklich zur
Bewerbung aufgefordert. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber[innen] werden bei
gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.
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Message 2: Research Position in Speech at Wollongong University Australia.

Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 12:10:20 +1100
From: Jack Parry <>
Subject: Research Position in Speech at Wollongong University Australia.

University of Wollongong and Motorola Australian Research Centre
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Robust Speech Coders for Noisy Environments - in particular the Motorola
Iridium LEO Satellite system

The University of Wollongong and the Motorola Australian Research Centre,
Sydney invite applications for an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry)
PhD scholarship. The research will focus on the design of speech coders to
operate in a variety of background and channel noise environments. In
particular, the research is focussed on the Iridium LEO satellite system.
Appplicants should have a degree in the field of Electrical Engineering
(including Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering) with
Honours at Class 1. Potential candidates should be enthusiastic to research
in the areas of signal processing and, in particular speech coding. A
strong mathematical and signal processing background would be desirable. 

The research will be performed within the 'Whisper' labs speech group
( which is part of The Institute for
Telecommunications Research ( at the University
of Wollongong.

The APA(I) stipend is for $20,180 pa for three years (tax free) plus
relocation and thesis allowance. The award may be further supplemented by
Motorola depending on the quality of the succesful candidate. 

Further information is available from Dr Ian Burnett, tel: (042) 213399
(sec: 213065), fax: (042) 213236, email:

Formal applications should be made to the Research Office, University of
Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522. Applications should
be marked with the name of the scholarship, and include a CV, transcripts
and two references. Australian citizenship / permanent residence is
required and applicants must be able to commence before the end of February
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Message 3: Research in Text Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Fri, 3 Jan 97 15:14:04 EST
From: Alex Kott <>
Subject: Research in Text Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA


Carnegie Group, Inc., Research and Technology Development department, invite
a researcher in text interpretation, information filtering, retrieval and
integration, fact extraction. If you are interested in independent,
innovative work and leadership of small R&D teams you will find this an
excellent opportunity.

We will consider both full-time and part-time candidates.

Carnegie Group, located in Pittsburgh, PA, has a strong record of technology
development and of practical, deployed applications in text processing.
Examples include
 * TIPSTER/UNDERLINE - we are developing text summarization technology and
tools, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University;
 * the CONSTRUE/TIS system we developed for Reuters Ltd. to categorize
a database of news stories; CONSTRUE achieved 92% recall, 90%
precision on a 88 category set covering general economic news;
 * TCS (Text Categorization Shell) is a generic shell that
categorizes a stream of texts into a predetermined set of categories
based on content;
 * Situational Filter - a project to develop an approach to categorizing and
filtering battlefield message traffic "tuned" to the commander's current
view of the situation;
 * JASPER (Journalist's Assistant for Preparing Earnings Reports)
takes as input a live feed of company press releases from PR
Newswire, extracts a predetermined set of information, reformats that
information into a candidate Reuters news story and ships it off to a
financial journalist for validation;
 * CAT is a large machine translation project for Caterpillar Corporation,
being developed by Carnegie Group in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon
University's Center for Machine Translation;
 * commercial software products such as NameFinder - extractor of names
entities, and ClearCheck - controlled authoring environment.


 This researcher will join an R&D team dedicated to creation and early
investigation of advanced technologies. She/he will focus on projects
in the areas of information filtering, retrieval and integration, natural
text processing, fact extraction.

Her/his responsibilities would include:

 - lead development of innovative ideas and preparation of powerful,
winning research proposals for Government R&D funding, in cooperation with
Business Development group;

 - act as a Principal Investigator or a key researcher on a variety of
research and technology development projects;

 - interface with customers;

 - lead rapid prototyping of proof of concept demonstrations;

 - write and publish conference papers, journal articles.

 - support transition of promising technologies into engineering


 Dr. Alexander Kott
 Director, R&TD
 Carnegie Group, Inc.
 5 PPG Place
 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 (412) 642-6900
 (412) 642-6906

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