Corpora: Research Post at ITRI, Brighton

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Date: Wed Oct 31 2001 - 11:29:09 MET

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    University of Brighton

    Research Fellow
    7 months, up to 26,163 pro rata

    An opportunity has arisen within the IT Research Institute for a
    Fellow to work on the final phase of the three-year EPSRC project, "A
    semi-automatic lexicographer's workbench for writing word sense
    (WASPS). The WASPS project is concerned with developing software for
    producing 'word sense profiles' as an aid to the lexicographer's task of

    producing accurate word sense distinctions in dictionaries, and also to
    support word sense disambiguation in NLP systems. A prototype software
    system, called the WASPbench has been developed and deployed on a
    scale, including participation in the recent SENSEVAL exercise.
    This post would suit a post-doctoral researcher with experience of
    lexicography and/or designing and running experiments with human
    The post-holder will be responsible for designing and undertaking an
    evaluation of the methodology and software implementation of the
    setting up the evaluation; recruiting and supervising subjects;
    and reporting results and contributing to the completion of other
    of the project as appropriate.

    The post is fixed-term for seven months due to funding being limited to

    Call (01273) 642849 (24 hours) or visit

    Further details about the project can be found at

    Please quote the reference number.

    Closing date: 7 November 2001 Ref: IR4013

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