19.305 research fellowship in CL

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 07:57:51 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 305.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 07:55:20 +0100
         From: Mirella Lapata <mlap_at_inf.ed.ac.uk>
         Subject: Research Fellow in Computational Linguistics


Job Details

Job Reference 3005069
Department Informatics
Job Title Research Fellow
Job Function Academic
Job Type Fixed Term: 36 months
Expiry Date 30-Nov-2005
Salary Scale GBP 19,460 - GBP 29,128

Job Description

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites
applications for the post of research fellow on the project
``Statistical Models of Text-to-Text Generation and their Role in
Practical Applications'', funded by the EPSRC. The project will design
and implement novel algorithms and techniques for text rewriting for a
number of key text-to-text generation applications. The project's aim
is to develop a general modeling framework for capturing alternative
ways of conveying the same information at the sentence and document

The position is suitable for a candidate with a PhD in computational
linguistics, computer science, or a related discipline. The successful
applicant will have strong programming skills and experience with
natural language processing techniques (e.g., language modeling,
alignment methods, vector-space models, finite state methods, corpus
processing, evaluation, statistical generation). Experience with
lexicon acquisition and/or summarisation is also desirable. He or she
will be responsible for developing and testing computational models
for text rewriting, and for developing methods for the automatic
construction of redundancy-rich corpora. The starting date will be 01
February 2006, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal inquiries can be made by email to Mirella Lapata
(mlap_at_inf.ed.ac.uk). Further particulars for this position can be
found at:


The closing date for applications is 30 November 2004. Please submit
your application online at the URL given above or in hardcopy to the
following address, quoting job reference 3005069:

Ms. Avril Heron
HCRC, University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
United Kingdom
School of Informatics
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