University of Brighton
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
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Closing date: 7 November 2001 Ref: IR4013
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