[CUNY2011] Research Fellowship in NLP, Edinburgh

Frank Keller keller at inf.ed.ac.uk
Mon Apr 18 14:59:31 EDT 2011


Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites
applications for a full-time, fixed term Research Associate position
on the project "SynSem: An Integrated Model of Syntactic and Semantic
Prediction in Human Language Processing" funded by the Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council.

The aim of this project is to develop a model that combines
probabilistic incremental parsing with compositional distributional
semantics in order to achieve a broad-coverage account of human
language processing that can simulate reading time data. The project
will also apply this model to NLP tasks such as text simplification.

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or near completion) in
computer science or a related discipline. He or she should have strong
programming skills and experience with natural language processing
techniques and algorithms (e.g., language modelling, parsing,
distributional semantics, corpus processing, and
evaluation). Experience with cognitive modelling and eye-tracking data
is desirable.

The start date will be 01 September 2011, or as soon as possible
thereafter. The post is on the UE07 scale (GBP 29,972 - GBP 35,788).
Placement for the post is according to experience and qualifications.
The post is available for 36 months.

Informal enquiries about this position should be made to Dr Frank
Keller (keller at inf.ed.ac.uk) or Dr Mirella Lapata (mlap at inf.ed.ac.uk).

Please apply online at


quoting vacancy reference 3014289.

Closing Date: 18 May 2011

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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