[Corpora-List] Research Fellow in Computational Linguistics

Mirella Lapata mlap at inf.ed.ac.uk
Tue Sep 27 16:17:00 CEST 2005


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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