[Elsnet-list] Job offer: Research Fellow in Information Extraction

Pekar, Viktor v.pekar at wlv.ac.uk
Wed Oct 31 12:42:38 CET 2007

Salary: GBP 18,511 - 26,985 p.a. depending on qualifications
Duration: up to 16 months in the first instance
Application closing date: 30 November 2007
Expected start date: 10 January 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter
Reference: A4930
The Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of
Wolverhampton invites applications for a Research Fellow position to
work on a JISC-funded project titled "Automated Archiving for
Institutional Repositories". The aim of the project is to develop a
technology for automated population of an institutional bibliographical
database from the Web. The main role of the successful candidate will be
the research and development of a technology for Information Extraction
from semi-structured text.
Job requirements:
* A first degree in Computer Science or a closely related field
* Strong skills in software design/implementation 
* Background in Information Retrieval or Natural Language Processing
(topics such as machine learning, information extraction, document
classification and web crawling)
* Excellent written and spoken English skills
* Experience of working on industry-funded projects will be an
Main duties and responsibilities: 
* Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant aspects of NLP and IR
* Develop and evaluate the Information Extraction and the web crawler
components of the system
* System design and system integration
* Dissemination activities (project reports, conference publications,
participation in meetings with project partners)
For more information on the project, please visit
For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Viktor Pekar at
V.Pekar at wlv.ac.uk.
Applications should include a completed application form, CV, and a
cover letter in which you explain why you have applied for the position
and give details of your research interests/experience and background.
Applications to be sent to Personnel (see details below). If emailed,
please cc to V.Pekar at wlv.ac.uk.
For an application form, contact:
Personnel Services Department,
University of Wolverhampton,
Molineux Street,
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
Phone +44 (0) 1902 321049 (ansaphone), and quoting the reference number.
For hearing impaired candidates our Minicom number is +44 (0) 1902
Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk
The application form can also be downloaded from
The Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of
Wolverhampton is an internationally recognised centre in Natural
Language Processing. A fast-growing team, it provides expertise in a
broad variety of NLP areas such as coreference resolution, question
answering, document summarisation, and information extraction. For
further information, visit http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/.

Viktor Pekar, PhD
Computational Linguistics Group
University of Wolverhampton
MB109 Stafford Street
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 22 17
Fax: + 44 (0) 1902 32 35 43

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