[Corpora-List] Research Fellowship in NLP, Edinburgh

Mirella Lapata mlap at inf.ed.ac.uk
Mon Apr 18 21:22:44 CEST 2011


Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation School of Informatics University of Edinburgh

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for a full-time, fixed term Research Associate position on the project "SynSem: An Integrated Model of Syntactic and Semantic Prediction in Human Language Processing" funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The aim of this project is to develop a model that combines probabilistic incremental parsing with compositional distributional semantics in order to achieve a broad-coverage account of human language processing that can simulate reading time data. The project will also apply this model to NLP tasks such as text simplification.

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or near completion) in computer science or a related discipline. He or she should have strong programming skills and experience with natural language processing techniques and algorithms (e.g., language modelling, parsing, distributional semantics, corpus processing, and evaluation). Experience with cognitive modelling and eye-tracking data is desirable.

The start date will be 01 September 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is on the UE07 scale (GBP 29,972 - GBP 35,788). Placement for the post is according to experience and qualifications. The post is available for 36 months.

Informal enquiries about this position should be made to Dr Frank Keller (keller at inf.ed.ac.uk) or Dr Mirella Lapata (mlap at inf.ed.ac.uk).

Please apply online at


quoting vacancy reference 3014289.

Closing Date: 18 May 2011

-- The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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