[Corpora-List] 2 research associate positions (final reminder - deadline 2nd Sept)

Orasan, Constantin C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Tue Aug 28 16:06:45 CEST 2012


[Apologies for multiple postings]

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk) at the University of Wolverhampton invites applications for two research associate posts in the DVC project (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/DVC/)

Salary: £28,401 – £31,020 pa (level of appointment dependent on qualifications and experience) Duration: These are temporary, fixed-term appointments for maximum three years (dependent on start date of contract). Application deadline: 2nd September 2012

RA1: Research Associate in Computational Linguistics (REF: A5910)

To work as part of a team to research computational linguistics approaches to investigate the relationship between the meaning and the use of English verbs. This is a project funded by AHRC and the successful applicant may be required to attend meetings in the Czech Republic. Applicants should have a PhD in Information Science, Computer Science or Natural Language Processing (or equivalent experience) and proven research experience in these fields. Applicants must be familiar with corpus linguistics and should have experience of at least some of the following fields: textual entailment, semantic role labelling and word sense disambiguation. Knowledge of a programming language is also essential. Experience of web application development, corpus annotation and using NLP tools is desirable. Applicants should feel comfortable with understanding linguistic theories such as Sinclair’s and/or Hanks’s principles of corpus pattern analysis.

RA2: Research Associate in Lexicography (REF: A5911)

To work as part of a team to research computational linguistics approaches to investigate the relationship between the meaning and the use of English verbs. This is a project funded by AHRC and the successful applicant may be required to attend meetings in the Czech Republic. Applicants should have a PhD in Corpus Linguistics and/or equivalent practical experience in Lexical Analysis for publication. They must have experience of contextual analysis of meaning, collocational preferences, and lexical semantics, along with knowledge of corpus linguistics and dictionary building. Experience of working with ontologies and/or semantic types is desirable, as is knowledge of Sinclair’s and/or Hanks’s principles of corpus pattern analysis, familiarity with corpus annotation and the use of annotation tools, and exposure to computational linguistics.

For informal enquiries please contact Alison Carminke, alison.carminke at wlv.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

For detailed further particulars and an application form visit our website: http://www.wlv.ac.uk

Alternatively please contact the Personnel Services Department, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB. Tel: 01902 321049 (ansaphone). For hearing impaired candidates our minicom number is 01902 321249. Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk Visit our website at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/

The University is eager to attract larger numbers of applications from groups of people currently under-represented in the staff population, especially from women and people from ethnic minority groups.

Established by Prof Mitkov in 1998, the Research Group in Computational Linguistics delivers cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, question answering, multilingual text processing, multiple-choice question generation and text simplification. The results from the latest Research Assessment Exercise announced on 17 December 2008 confirm the Research Group in Computational Linguistics as one of the top performers in UK research. The research group was ranked joint 3rd with 2 more universities in the Unit of Assessment “Linguistics”. According to the league tables of the Guardian, The Times and Research Fortnight, research in Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton in one of the top 6 in the UK.

-- Dr. Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk> Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics Deputy Head of the Research Group in Computational Linguistics Research Group in Computational Linguistics http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~in6093/ University of Wolverhampton



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