[Elsnet-list] Research Position in NLG and dialogue at Edinburgh University

Oliver Lemon olemon at inf.ed.ac.uk
Fri May 21 16:09:31 CEST 2004

Please advertize the following position:

Research Associate/Fellow
Natural Language Generation
School of Informatics
Edinburgh Univeristy

The HCRC, in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, is
seeking a researcher, at postdoctoral level or with equivalent
research experience, to work on aspects of Natural Language Generation

NLG research at the HCRC currently focuses on:

  * generating intelligent feedback in tutorial dialogues
  * reaction to the student's motivational state in tutorial dialogues
  * generation, information structure, and intonation in dialogue systems.

This position involves adaptive linguistic realization of tutorial
dialogue moves, in written English, based on student and situational
models, in domains such as calculus and basic electricity and
electronics. You will have expertise in Natural Language Generation
and dialogue systems. An interest in machine learning is also

Good programming skills in Java, XSLT, LISP and/or Prolog, and
experience with XML are highly desirable.

The appointment has an initial fixed duration of up to 30 months, with
opportunities for continuation, and is expected to start immediately.

Informal enquiries to Oliver Lemon (olemon at inf.ed.ac.uk)

Fixed Term: 30 months initially Salary Range: £18,265 - £27,339 or
£25,451 - £33,679 p.a. (under review)

Please quote ref: 3001853JW

To apply online or view more job opportunities, visit our
website. Alternatively, telephone the recruitment line on +44 (0)131
650 2511. 


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