[Corpora-List] RESEARCH POSITION IN LINGUISTICS / COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS (extended deadline)

Constantin Orasan C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Sun Dec 19 09:12:00 CET 2004


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RESEARCH POSITION IN LINGUISTICS / COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow to work on the
NBME-Funded project, "RAPID ITEM GENERATION", in the COMPUTATIONAL
LINGUISTICS RESEARCH GROUP at the School of Humanities, Languages and
Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton.

The position will involve developing a grammar for generating questions
for multiple choice tests in medical domains. The candidates should
possess a PhD or equivalent research experience in Linguistics or
Computational Linguistics and have excellent knowledge of English
grammar/syntax, including the syntactic structure of statements and
questions. They should be native or near-native speakers of English.
They should be computer literate, and have the ability to work to
deadlines. Previous exposure to medical texts would be a plus as would
experience in working on industrial projects. This is a temporary one
year post, starting as soon as possible after 1 February 2005.

Reference number: A3982.

SALARY: 18777 - 24450 pa (depending on experience).
Closing date: 10 Jan 2005
The interviews will be in the period: 17 - 24 Jan 2005

Applications should include a completed application form, CV, and
covering letter in which the candidates explain why they have applied
for the position and give details of their research interests/experience
and background. Candidates should also give the names of three referees
with their email addresses and telephone numbers.

For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Le An Ha (L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk),
Mr. Constantin Orasan (C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk) or Prof. Ruslan Mitkov
(R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk).

For an application form, contact the Personnel Services Department,
University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB.

Telephone 01902 321049 (answer phone), and quoting the reference number.
For hearing impaired candidates our Minicom number is 01902 321249.
Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk.

The COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS RESEARCH GROUP at the University of
Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research
in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic
abstracting, question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text
categorisation, named entity recognition, information extraction, corpus
construction and annotation, automatic terminology processing, and
multilingual processing. To a large extent, this research has been
undertaken in projects funded by major UK funding bodies and commercial
partners.

NBME (http://www.nbme.org)

Established in 1905, the United States NBME have been continuously
providing high quality examinations that medical licensing authorities
could accept as the standard by which to judge candidates for medical
licensure. It has become an internationally recognised model of and
resource for testing methodologies and evaluation in medicine.


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Constantin Orasan
Researcher Fellow
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~in6093/








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