[Elsnet-list] Research Fellowship in NLP, Edinburgh

Frank Keller keller at inf.ed.ac.uk
Tue Apr 19 11:33:02 CEST 2011


Sorry, the correct closing date for the position is 01 June 2011.

Best,
Frank Keller

>>>>> On 18 April 2011, Frank Keller wrote:

> RESEARCH FELLOW IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
> 
> Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
> School of Informatics
> University of Edinburgh
> 
> The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites
> applications for a full-time, fixed term Research Associate position
> on the project "SynSem: An Integrated Model of Syntactic and Semantic
> Prediction in Human Language Processing" funded by the Engineering and
> Physical Sciences Research Council.
> 
> The aim of this project is to develop a model that combines
> probabilistic incremental parsing with compositional distributional
> semantics in order to achieve a broad-coverage account of human
> language processing that can simulate reading time data. The project
> will also apply this model to NLP tasks such as text simplification.
> 
> The successful candidate should have a PhD (or near completion) in
> computer science or a related discipline. He or she should have strong
> programming skills and experience with natural language processing
> techniques and algorithms (e.g., language modelling, parsing,
> distributional semantics, corpus processing, and
> evaluation). Experience with cognitive modelling and eye-tracking data
> is desirable.
> 
> The start date will be 01 September 2011, or as soon as possible
> thereafter. The post is on the UE07 scale (GBP 29,972 - GBP 35,788).
> Placement for the post is according to experience and qualifications.
> The post is available for 36 months.
> 
> Informal enquiries about this position should be made to Dr Frank
> Keller (keller at inf.ed.ac.uk) or Dr Mirella Lapata (mlap at inf.ed.ac.uk).
> 
> Please apply online at
> 
> http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/
> 
> quoting vacancy reference 3014289.
> 
> Closing Date: 18 May 2011
> 

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