7.0468 Fellowships; RAs for Grad Students; Jobs (3/205)

Thu, 10 Feb 1994 19:03:58 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0468. Thursday, 10 Feb 1994.

(1) Date: Fri, 04 Feb 1994 09:05:20 -0500 (EST) (57 lines)
From: Alan Cooper and Tamar Frank <ACOOPER@UCBEH>
Subject: Oxford Centre Fellowship

(2) Date: Sat, 5 Feb 94 13:35:51 GMT (87 lines)
From: E S Atwell <eric@scs.leeds.ac.uk>
Subject: UK PhD studentships at Leeds, England

(3) Date: 10 Feb 1994 10:28:23 -0500 (EST) (61 lines)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: Job: Dragon

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Date: Fri, 04 Feb 1994 09:05:20 -0500 (EST)
From: Alan Cooper and Tamar Frank <ACOOPER@UCBEH>
Subject: Oxford Centre Fellowship

A colleague at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish
Studies has asked me to publish the following call for
fellowship applications. Please note that the application
deadline is soon.

Direct further inquiries to ocphs@vax.ox.ac.uk, not to
me. With good wishes, Alan Cooper, HUC-JIR

Date: Fri, 04 Feb 1994 11:21:52 +0000
From: ocphs@vax.ox.ac.uk
Subject: Fellowship
Sender: ocphs@vax.ox.ac.uk

The Jerusalem Trust Visiting Fellowship, 1994-95

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies invites
applications for a Visiting Fellowship in the field of Jewish-
Christian relations. The Fellowship is open to scholars working
primarily in the field of Christianity (e.g. New Testament,
Church History, Christian Thought) who wish to carry out research
on some aspect of the relationship between Christianity and

The Fellowship will be of ten months' duration (September 1994 -
June 1995). The successful candidate will be provided with
accommodation on the Yarnton Manor Estate and will receive the
sum of =9C1,000 per calendar month of the tenure.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications, and a short statement of the research which would
be undertaken, should be sent to:

Ms. Joan Sinclair,
Personal Assistant to the Bursar
Yarnton Manor
Oxford OX5 1PY

Applicants should also arrange for two academic references to be
sent directly to the same address. All papers should reach the
Centre by 4 March 1994.

Tel: 0865 511869 Fax: 0865 311791 e-mail: ocphs@vax.oxford.ac.uk

4 February 1994

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Date: Sat, 5 Feb 94 13:35:51 GMT
From: E S Atwell <eric@scs.leeds.ac.uk>
Subject: UK PhD studentships at Leeds, England


Centre for Computer Analysis of Language And Speech (CCALAS)


The University of Leeds has up to 5 Research Scholarships for full-time PhD
study available for take up by UK students in October 1994. The scholarships
cover academic fees at the UK rate and a maintenance grant of #4,950 a year.


To join the CCALAS research centre, you will need a BSc/BA (ideally First
Class Honours) in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Education,
Engineering, English, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology or
a related discipline; and interest in corpus-based computational linguistics.

Informal enquiries about research opportunities in CCALAS may be made to:
Eric Atwell, tel 0532 335761, fax 0532 335468, email eric@scs.leeds.ac.uk ;
or Clive Souter, tel 0532 335460, email cs@scs.leeds.ac.uk ; or Peter Roach,
tel 0532 335759, fax 0532 335749, email peterr@psychology.leeds.ac.uk

Application forms may be obtained from the Research Degrees and Scholarships
Office (UK Studentships), The University, Leeds LS2 9JT, tel 0532 335771



Computer Analysis of Language And Speech is a thriving research area, at Leeds
as well as nationally and internationally. We are still a long way from
general, robust systems that can fully `understand' Natural Languages such as
English. However, it is possible to identify specific subproblems or `niche'
applications where current theory and technology can be applied usefully.
Several research funding agencies support research in this interdisciplinary
area, including the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Economic
and Social Research Council (ESRC), Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of
Trade and Industry (DTI), British Council, and Higher Education Funding
Councils (HEFCs) special initiatives such as Knowledge Based Systems
Initiative (KBSI) and New Technologies Initiative (NTI). Leeds University
researchers have an excellent track record in winning research grants from
these sources, and will continue to seek external research funding; the
University is also contributing internal support.

CCALAS is a focus for researchers from a range of departments at Leeds
University, providing a `critical mass' of expertise and sharable resources
for research over a broad range of fundamental and application-oriented topics
involving the computer analysis of language and speech. CCALAS members offer
postgraduate research supervision and taught course modules leading to the
degree of MSc, MA, MPhil, or PhD. CCALAS members are also involved in
externally-funded Research and Development projects, and welcome PhD students
with research interests linked to these larger projects.

CCALAS covers a broad range of computer corpus- and dictionary-based research
computers in lexicography (Atwell, Cowie, Roach, Setter, Souter),
corpus annotation (Arnfield, Atwell, Bull, Ghali, Hughes, Roach, Souter),
corpus collocation analysis (Howarth, Cowie, Davidson),
grammar-based reasoning (Mott, Silver),
grammatical inference (Arnfield, Atwell, Demetriou, Hanlon, Hughes, Jost,
Souter, Tarver, Ueberla),
handwriting recognition (Atwell, Boyle, Hanlon),
language and linguistics teaching (Atwell, Davidson, Hunter, Roach, Shivtiel),
probabilistic parsing (Atwell, Hogg, Jost, O'Donoghue, Souter),
speech act theory (Holdcroft, Millican, Wallis, Wynne),
speech recognition (Atwell, Kirby, Lockhart, Mair, Sergant, Roach, Ueberla),
speech synthesis (Moore, Roach, Scully),
text generation (Cole, Grierson, Tawalbeh),
word-sense semantic disambiguation and tagging (Atwell, Demetriou, Jost).


Leeds University has over 15,000 students and 2,000 academic and research
staff, making it one of the largest in Britain. Leeds is half-way between
London and Edinburgh, linked by rail, motorway and air to the rest of the UK
and Europe. It is the 20th largest city in the European Community, with the
excellent arts, sport and other social facilites expected of a growing,
multi-cultural metropolis; but it is also close to four National Parks. More
background information on CCALAS, the University, and Leeds and its environs
can be found in the University Postgraduate Prospectus.

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Date: 10 Feb 1994 10:28:23 -0500 (EST)
From: ide@cs.vassar.edu (Nancy M. Ide)
Subject: Job: Dragon

From: mark <mark@dragonsys.com>


Should have a very strong academic background in quantitative
science or mathematics and an interest in research. Independent
and efficient C programmer. Expert knowledge or native fluency in
French required, including a large vocabulary and an excellent
grasp of grammar. Academic background or practical experience
with probability, speech science or linguistics would be an asset.
C++, DOS and Windows experience a plus.


Native French language skills and linguistics background and
interest in applying syntactic and semantic knowledge to text
analysis is required. Must be detail-oriented and methodical.
Job involves working with large amounts of text to analyze
vocabulary. Strong marketing interest and experience with DOS and
text editors is needed. C programming skills and other foreign
languages a plus.


Native Swedish language skills and linguistics background
required. Interest in applying syntactic and semantic knowledge
to text analysis with marketing experience desirable. Must be
detail-oriented and methodical. Must have excellent communication
skills, project management skills. Familiarity with DOS and
Windows environments and fluency in other foreign languages a


Interested candidates should address resumes and inquiries to:

Linda Manganaro
Dragon Systems, Inc.
320 Nevada Street
Newton, MA 02160

email: lin@dragonsys.com

fax: +1 617 332-9575 (attention: Linda Manganaro)

Please indicate position of interest and salary requirements in a
cover letter. No phone calls, please. Dragon Systems offers a
relaxed yet highly intellectual work environment, excellent
benefits and competitive compensation.

Affirmative Action/EEO employer. Women, minorities and others are
encouraged to apply.