[Corpora-List] Jobs: Research Assistant/associate and (Web) Programmer in Machine Translation

Chunyu Kit ctckit at cityu.edu.hk
Tue May 22 10:11:11 CEST 2012

These two positions are available in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong, in the GRF project "Developing Language Resources and Facilities to Enhance the Automation of Bilingual Legal Drafting in HK" (PI: Dr. Chunyu Kit) funded by the Research Grant Council of HKSAR. The project is aimed at utilizing and developing Web mining and machine translation technologies to facilitate bilingual legal drafting in the context of Hong Kong, where two official languages are accorded equal status.

1. Senior Research Assistant / Research Associate (1.5-2 years)

Duties: Bilingual resource acquisition via web mining, text alignment and interaction with users of an online bilingual editing platform, and the development and evaluation of the platform.

Requirements: A Master's degree/PhD in Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation or related disciplines with strong experience in web mining and machine translation (esp. text alignment). Strong skills and experience with database and web programming (using Java/JavaScript, Servlet, JSP, AJAX and/or other commonly-used web programming languages). Basic knowledge of legal terminology. Strong publication records preferred. Good interpersonal and communication skills, and good command of written and spoken English and Chinese are required.

2. (Web) Programmer I/II (1.5-2 years)

Duties: Develop of dynamic web interface for an online bilingual editing platform supported by a large scale bilingual knowledge base, and perform any other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A good honours degree/Master's degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related disciplines with at least 2 years' relevant experience. Professional skills and strong experience in web programming with Java/JavaScript, Servlet, JSP, AJAX and other commonly-used web programming languages and in large scaled data handling (including text mining and efficient test processing). Basic knowledge of legal terminology and machine translation. Good interpersonal and communication skills, and good command of written and spoken English and Chinese are required. Candidates with less experience may be considered for appointment as Programmer II.

Conditions of Service Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Other information: The PI's research group is a small one, achieving quite some top rankings in a number of shared tasks /evaluation exercises (incl. Chinese word segmentation bakeoff, CoNLL shared task on syn./sem. dependency parsing, Chinese parsing evaluation and a few others) and holding the best performance records in Chinese word segmentation and parsing (both Chinese and English). We are expecting high caliber researchers to join us in our pursuit of excellence.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to potential candidates and/or contact the PI for further information.

Thank you very much.

-- Chunyu Kit, PhD Associate Professor, Computational Linguistics

Dept. of Chinese, Translation & Linguistics City University of Hong Kong Tat Chee Ave., Kowloon, HKSAR

http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~ctckit/ Tel: (+852)3442 9310 (O), 9810 0731 (M)

(+86)135 3948 3937 (China Mobile) Fax: (+852)3442 0358, 3442 0359

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