[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


RESEARCH FELLOW IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (FULL-TIME)
 
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
advantage.
 
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
http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/AIR/.
 
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
321249.
Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk
 
The application form can also be downloaded from
http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/app_form_jobs.pdf
 
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/.
 
 
 

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Viktor Pekar, PhD
Computational Linguistics Group
University of Wolverhampton
MB109 Stafford Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1SB
United Kingdom
 
Tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 22 17
Fax: + 44 (0) 1902 32 35 43
 
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~in8113/
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