[Elsnet-list] Job: Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics (please post)

Pat Healey ph at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Fri Nov 30 12:31:58 CET 2007


Department of Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics
Ref: 07473/KR

The Interaction, Media and Communication group (IMC) in the  
Department of Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London is  
seeking a full time researcher to work for one year starting 1  
January 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter on a new ESRC  
interdisciplinary project “Dynamics of Conversational Dialogue”, a  
joint project between King’s College London Philosophy Department and  
Queen Mary Computer Science Department.

The primary focus of the 3-year project is on ellipsis, in particular  
on the way in which, in conversation, turns are routinely fragmented  
and distributed across interlocutors.  The goal of the project is to  
develop, implement and test a model of dialogue which reflects as  
closely as possible the incremental nature of human language  
processing. Further information about the project can be found at:  
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/groups/ds/projects.html

The ideal candidate will be a Computational Linguist or Cognitive  
Scientist with an interest in computational semantics and pragmatics  
of dialogue and experience in Prolog-based linguistic parsing and  
psycholinguistic experimentation. The position requires a  
postgraduate qualification in computational linguistics, cognitive  
science, natural language processing, or equivalent. Applicants  
should have a demonstrated capacity to define and implement a Prolog- 
based parser/generator and to conduct individual and collaborative  
research consonant with an interest in developing implemented,  
incremental computational models of conversational dialogue.

Salary will be in the range of £27,813 - £32,690 per annum depending  
on qualifications and experience. Please note that this post is  
subject to approval.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in  
the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999

More information about the IMC group at Queen Mary can be found at  
www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/researchgp/imc and the Dynamic Syntax group in the  
Philosophy Department at Kings College at http:// 
semantics.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/ldsnl/

Informal inquiries to Pat Healey: ph at dcs.qmul.ac.uk Further details  
and a application form can be obtained from the Human Resources  
website on: http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/ Completed application  
forms with full CV and three independent references should be  
returned preferably by e-mail to suew at dcs.qmul.ac.uk or by post to  
Sue White, Research Co-ordinator, Department Computer Science, Queen  
Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London,  E1 4NS.

The closing date for applications is midday 14th of December 2007.   
We intend to interview short-listed applicants on Thursday 20th of  
December. Please notify us in your covering letter if you could not  
attend interview on this date.

--
Dr Pat Healey,
Interaction, Media, and Communication Research Group,
Department of Computer Science,
Queen Mary,
University of London. E1 4NS

http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~ph
Tel +44 (0)20 7882 5211
Fax +44 (0)20 8980 6533

--
Dr Pat Healey,
Interaction, Media, and Communication Research Group,
Department of Computer Science,
Queen Mary,
University of London. E1 4NS

http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~ph
Tel +44 (0)20 7882 5211
Fax +44 (0)20 8980 6533



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