11.0179 job at Sussex

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 19 Jul 1997 09:26:23 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 179.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 15:35:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Research Position at Sussex Univ.

>> From: johnca@cogs.susx.ac.uk (John Carroll)



Research into robust parsing

A research assistant position is available on a 3-year EPSRC-funded
project entitled `PSET: Practical Simplification of English Text'. The
goal is to build a computer system which takes in English newspaper text
across the WWW, and outputs a simplified version with broadly similar
meaning (with, for example, uncommon or unusual words replaced with more
common or familiar synonyms, and difficult to follow syntactic constructs
replaced with simpler ones); the system will be targetted at people
suffering from aphasia which impairs their comprehension of written
English. The component of the research at Sussex involves further
development of an existing robust statistical parsing system. The project
is in collaboration with researchers at the University of Sunderland.

Applicants should have research experience in natural language processing
(i.e. PhD-level or similar), with knowledge of statistical and/or
unification/constraint-based computational linguistics, and should be
familiar with UNIX and C. Ability to program in Lisp and experience of
MacOS are also desirable. The salary will be on the Research 1B or 1A
Scale (#15,159-22,785 pa), depending on age and experience.

The project will start on or soon after October 1, 1997. The grant includes
provision for attendance at relevant workshops and conferences. See
<http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/lab/nlp/carroll/carroll.html> for further
details. Interested candidates should send a CV as soon as possible to: Dr
John Carroll, Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex,
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK. E-Mail: john.carroll@cogs.susx.ac.uk; Fax:
(+44 / 0)1273 671320

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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