11.0174 Welsh Dictionary site; job vacancy

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 20:24:04 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 174.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Andrew Hawke <ach@aber.ac.uk> (43)
Subject: Safle newydd i Eiriadur y Brifysgol / Welsh
Dictionary: new site

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (52)
Subject: Job Vacancy: Research Officer

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 15:32:53 +0100
From: Andrew Hawke <ach@aber.ac.uk>
Subject: Safle newydd i Eiriadur y Brifysgol / Welsh Dictionary: new site

>>>Ymddiheuriadau os derbyniwch fwy nag un copi o'r neges hon.<<<
>>>Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message.<<<

Ceir safle newydd ar y We <http://www.aber.ac.uk/~gpcwww/index.html>
sy'n darparu dolen gyswllt a thim Prifysgol Cymru sy'n gweithio ar
_Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru_. Dechreuodd y gwaith ymchwil yn 1921 a'r
golygu yn 1948, gan gyhoeddi'r rhan gyntaf yn 1950. Hyd yn hyn y mae
47 o rannau (hyd y gair _rhadus_) wedi eu cyhoeddi. Geiriadur
hanesyddol y Gymraeg yw'r geiriadur o'r glosau cynharaf hyd heddiw,
ar lun yr _Oxford English Dictionary_.

Ceir hanes byr a disgrifiad o'r cynllun ar y safle hon,
ynghyd a manylion llawn o'r cyfrolau a'r rhannau sydd ar gael, yn
ogystal a chyfarwyddiadau archebu, a manylion ar sut i gysylltu a'r

Gobeithir cynnwys rhestrau o eiriau ac ymadroddion y mae angen
rhagor o dystiolaeth iddynt, a chynorthwyol ar-lein megis modd i
chwilio am fyrfoddau llyfryddiaethol na restrir yn y cyfrolau
cyhoeddedig. Ni phenderfynwyd eto a ddarperir unrhyw ffyrdd i
chwilio'r geiriadur ar y We.

A new Web site <http://www.aber.ac.uk/~gpcwww/index.html> provides a
point of contact with the University of Wales team working on
_Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru: A Dictionary of the Welsh Language_.
Research for the project began in 1921, and editing commenced in
1948, with the first part being published in 1950. To date 47 parts
(up to the word _rhadus_) have been published. The dictionary is a
historical dictionary of Welsh from the earliest glosses to the
present day, compiled on the lines of the _Oxford English

This bilingual site gives a brief history and description of the
project, full details of the available volumes and parts, together
with ordering information, and contact details for the staff.

It is hoped to include lists of words or phrases for which further
evidence is required, and on-line aids such as a way to search for
new bibliographic abbreviations not listed in the published
volumes. No decision has yet been taken regarding the provision of
any Web-based searching mechanisms.

Andrew Hawke
Andrew Hawke ach@aber.ac.uk (01970) 627513 (+44) 1970 627513 (fx 627066)
Golygydd Cynorthwyol/Rheolwr Systemau Assistant Editor/Systems Manager
Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru University of Wales Dictionary
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3HH Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3HH, U.K.

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 14:08:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Job Vacancy: Research Officer

>> From: doug@essex.ac.uk (Arnold D J)
(With apologies to those who receive this more than once).

Job Vacancy: Research Officer
Dept. of Language and Linguistics
University of Essex, UK

The Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex
has a vacancy for a linguist or computational linguist to work on a
project involving World Wide Web access to linguistic corpora.

The successful candidate will be involved in the Essex contribution to
JTAP project JTAP-2/247: ``Word Wide Web-Corpora/Internet Grammar of
English'', which involves the University of Essex and the Survey of
English Usage at University College London. (JTAP is the Joint
Technology Applications Programme of JISC, Joint Information Systems
Committee of the UK funding councils).

The aim of the Essex part of the project is to provide WWW access to
linguistic corpora.

The successful candidate will have a background in linguistics or
computational linguistics, ideally with a strong corpus orientation,
and will be expected to contribute to a variety of project tasks, in

+ testing and evaluation of prototypes;
+ design of questionnaires to elicit feedback from users, and analysis
of such feedback;
+ documentation, particularly design of on-line help messages,
examples and exercises.
+ The CL/MT group at Essex is involved in a number of language
engineering and computational linguistics projects in which the
successful candidate may be involved.

Applicants should, ideally, have a strong backround in corpus
linguistics, and should be computer literate (ideally with familiarity
of working in a Unix environment).

The appointement will be on the RA1A/RA1B scale, commensurate with age
and experience (i.e. in the range UKL 15,159 to UKL 22,785 per annum).

The period of the appointment will be until the end of the project (31
July 1998), with a possibility of extension. We are looking to appoint
as soon as possible (which means, realistically, a starting date at
the end of Septembmer).

More information on the project, and the CL/MT research group at Essex
can be found at the following pages:


Applicants should send a CV to Martin Rondell (rondm@essex.ac.uk), and
can contact Martin Rondell (rondm@essex.ac.uk) or Doug Arnold
(doug@essex.ac.uk) for more information.

Doug Arnold, doug@essex.ac.uk
Dept. of Language & Linguistics, http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/~doug
University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park, Tel: +44 1206 872084 (direct)
Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK. Fax: +44 1206 872085