13.0247 NLP research positions at Sheffield

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Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:59:50 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 247.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:40:39 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Four NLP research positions at Sheffield

>> From: y.wilks@dcs.shef.ac.uk (Yorick Wilks)

Four researchers are required for a period of 2 years (in the first
instance) to work in the Natural Language Processing Group of the
Department of Computer Science, at the University of Sheffield.

Two positions involve working on Information Extraction (IE) and on the
General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE), which is a
domain-specific software architecture for research and development in Human
Language Technologies. The area of research in this project (MUSE) will be
the adaptivity of IE systems to new genres and domains. The third post
involves computational linguistics or statistical expertise to work on an
EPSRC-funded project (METER) on the reuse of texts and its detection.
The fourth post involves adapting IE work within a new
EPSRC-funded project on the contents
of crime scenes (jointly with the University of Surrey).
The successful candidates will preferably be competent programmers,
probably with a sound knowledge of Natural Language Processing theory and
practice, or statistical methods. Knowledge of some of the following will
also be an advantage:

*statistical language processing;
*Information Extraction research;
*user interface programming in Java;
*database programming, especially using JDBC (or ODBC);
*foreign languages, and the Unicode standard;
*corpus processing.

The NLP research group's work can be viewed at
The appointments will be made on the RA1A or RA1B scales.

Further details of how to apply from (quoting reference R1842):
The Personnel Department,
Firth Court,
Western Bank,
S10 2TN.
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 1631
Informal enquiries may be made to Yorick Wilks (yorick@dcs.shef.ac.uk)

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