Corpora: JOBS in NLP in Sheffield [Please post!]

Hamish Cunningham (
Mon, 04 Oct 1999 17:22:05 +0100

[Apologies for multiple copies.]

Three posts are available in Language Engineering at the
University of Sheffield. Informal enquiries may
be made in reply to this mail, or see contact details below.

Hamish Cunningham
Fellow in Computer Science, University of Sheffield

Research posts in Natural Language Engineering

Three researchers are required for a period of 2 years (in the first
instance) to work in the Natural Language Processing Group
( of the
Department of Computer Science (, at the
University of Sheffield (

Two positions involve working on Information
Extraction (
(IE) and on the General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE -,
which is a domain-specific software architecture for research and
development in Human Language Technologies. A main area of research
in this project will be the adaptivity of IE systems to new genres
and domains. The third post involves computational linguistics or
statistical expertise to work on an EPSRC-funded project on the
reuse of texts.

The successful candidates will preferably be competent programmers,
probably with a sound knowledge of Natural Language Processing theory
and practice, and/or statistical methods. Knowledge of some of the
following will also be an advantage:

statistical language processing;
Information Extraction research;
programming in Java;
database programming, especially using JDBC (or ODBC);
foreign languages, and the Unicode standard;
corpus processing.

The appointments will be made on the RA1A or RA1B scales.

Further details of how to apply may be obtained from:

The Personnel Department,
Firth Court,
Western Bank,
S10 2TN.
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 1631

Informal enquiries may be made to Yorick Wilks, Hamish Cunningham
or Rob Gaizauskas, phone +44 (0)114 222 1804/1981/1827.