[Corpora-List] Research Programmer Position at the University of Edinburgh

Myrosia Dzikovska mdzikovs at inf.ed.ac.uk
Fri Jun 23 23:07:01 CEST 2006

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, is seeking a
research programmer to develop tools for building tutorial dialogue systems.

Your programming tasks will include the design and implementation of
graphical user interfaces to support development of linguistic resources
(e.g., grammars and lexicons), tools for corpus analysis, and graphical user
interfaces for intelligent tutoring systems.

Ideally you will have strong programming experience, a BSc in
computer science, artificial intelligence or computational
linguistics, with experience in Java, and user interface
design. Knowledge of perl, experience with XML processing and/or
natural language processing techniques are desirable but not required.

The appointment has an initial fixed duration of 1 year, with
opportunities for continuation, and is expected to start mid-July
2006, or shortly thereafter. It is anticipated that interviews will be
held on the week beginning 17 July.

Salary Scale: AD1/2 depending on experience and qualifications

For more information and to apply online visit: http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk
Please quote Ref: 3006077

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Myroslava Dzikovska
(M.Dzikovska at ed.ac.uk), or Prof. Johanna Moore (J.Moore at ed.ac.uk)

Job Description
Further Particulars

Human Communication Research Centre/School of Informatics
Research Programmer
Vacancy Reference No: 3006077

General Information

The School of Informatics is part of the College of Science and
Engineering. The post will be based at HCRC, 2 Buccleuch Place within
the central University area.

Principal Duties:
The research programmer will be responsible for:

Implementing user interfaces designed by researchers;

Developing tools to extract lexical information from existing lexical

Developing tools to analyse corpus data using Java and XML processing tools.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:

Completed BSc or MSc in computer science or artificial intelligence;

Ability to work effectively and to meet deadlines;

Strong programming skills in Java;

Experience building graphical user interfaces.

In addition the following skills are desirable:

Experience in writing modules for large software systems

Knowledge of XML processing techniques in Perl;

Knowledge of Lisp, or natural language processing
techniques, will be an advantage.

Project Description

The project will be based at The Human Communication Research Centre
(HCRC). The ongoing work of the tutorial systems group is on
developing robust and extensible tutorial dialogue systems. The goal
of this project is to develop tools for lexicon building and parser
development in new domains. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr
Myroslava Dzikovska (M.Dzikovska at ed.ac.uk), or Prof. Johanna
Moore(J.Moore at ed.ac.uk)

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