[Elsnet-list] RESEARCH POSITION IN LINGUISTICS / COMPUTATIONAL
Le An Ha
L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk
Wed Dec 1 13:19:34 CET 2004
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RESEARCH POSITION IN LINGUISTICS / COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow to work on the
NBME-Funded project, "RAPID ITEM GENERATION", in the COMPUTATIONAL
LINGUISTICS RESEARCH GROUP at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social
Sciences, University of Wolverhampton.
The position will involve developing a grammar for generating questions for
multiple choice tests in medical domains. The candidates should possess a
PhD or equivalent research experience in Linguistics or Computational
Linguistics and have excellent knowledge of English grammar/syntax,
including the syntactic structure of statements and questions. They should
be native or near- native speakers of English. They should be computer
literate, and have the ability to work to deadlines. Previous exposure to
medical texts would be a plus as would experience in working on industrial
projects. This is a temporary one year post, starting on 1 February 2005.
Reference number: A3982.
SALARY: £18777 - £24450 pa (depending on experience).
Closing date: 20 December 2004
Applications should include a completed application form, CV, and covering
letter in which the candidates explain why they have applied for the
position and give details of their research interests/experience and
background. Candidates should also give the names of three referees with
their email addresses and telephone numbers.
For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Le An Ha (L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk) or
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk).
For an application form, contact the Personnel Services Department,
University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB.
Telephone 01902 321049 (ansaphone), and quoting the reference number. For
hearing impaired candidates our Minicom number is 01902 321249. Email
address: per at wlv.ac.uk.
The COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS RESEARCH GROUP at the University of
Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk <http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/> )
Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research in
a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic abstracting,
question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text categorisation,
named entity recognition, information extraction, corpus construction and
annotation, automatic terminology processing, and multilingual processing.
To a large extent, this research has been undertaken in projects funded by
major UK funding bodies and commercial partners.
NBME (http://www.nbme.org <http://www.nbme.org/> )
Established in 1905, the United States NBME have been continuously providing
high quality examinations that medical licensing authorities could accept as
the standard by which to judge candidates for medical licensure. It has
become an internationally recognised model of and resource for testing
methodologies and evaluation in medicine.
Le An Ha
Research group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton
Tel: (+44) (0) 1902 322623
Fax: (+44) (0) 1902 323543
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