Jobs: 5 Offers

Philippe Blache pb at
Wed Apr 14 09:39:56 UTC 1999


1/ From: Etienne Grandjean <Etienne.Grandjean at>
   Subject: Universite de Caen

2/ From:  Tracy McConnell <tmcconnell at>
   Subject:  Natual Language  AI Cognition Specialist sought...

3/ From: Adam Kilgarriff <Adam.Kilgarriff at>
   Subject: Research Fellow at ITRI, Brighton

4/ From:  Ernst Buchberger <ernst at>
   Subject:  NLP/ Speech Processing; Research position in Vienna

5/ From:  "Kim Moore" <kmoore at>
   Subject:  Voice User Interface Software Development Manager

1/ From: Etienne Grandjean <Etienne.Grandjean at>
   Subject: Universite de Caen

							Emploi MC n°0977
							vacant 01.09.1999
Section CNU: 27ème, Informatique

Localisation: UFR des Langues Vivantes Etrangères, Dpt LEA (Langues
Etrangeres Appliqueés)

Profil  du poste

Enseignement: Informatique de l'entreprise
Le maître de conférences recruté fera tout son enseignement et prendra des
responsabilités dans la filière LEA (DEUG, licence-maîtrise et
éventuellement DESS). L'enseignement de l'informatique dans cette filière
est destiné à des "littéraires" (étudiants en langues étrangères) et a pour
objectif de les préparer au monde de l'entreprise. De ce fait, les trois
premières années sont essentiellement consacrées à l'apprentissage des
outils de bureautique classiques (traitement de texte Word, tableurs Excel,
systtèmes de gestion de bases de données Acess, internet) en TD avec
enseignement des fondements théoriques en cours. Des compléments sont
donnés aussi en systèmes d'exploitation, programmation, conception de bases
de données, structuration de documents.

Recherche (Lab. GREYC, CNRS UPRESA 6072):
Le maître de conférences recruté devra avoir un profil correspondant à
l'une des deux équipes Algorithmique et/ou Intelligence Artificielle
(nouvellement nommée I3) du laboratoire GREYC: voir URL . Il renforcera l'un des trois thèmes de
l'équipe Algorithmique  1) Modèles de calcul et complexité. 2) Algorithmes
combinatoires. 3) Algorithmique et sécurité de l'information, ou encore
l'un des trois thèmes principaux de l'équipe I3:  1) Le langage et les
langues. 2) Le document électronique. 3) Interaction.

Etienne GRANDJEAN, Président de la Commission de spécialistes 27ème section
tel 02 31 56 73 34, email: Etienne.Grandjean at
Annette GOIZET, Directrice du Dpt Langues Etrangères Appliquées,
tel 02 31 56 57 69
Stéphane FERRARI, responsable des modules d'informatique, Dpt LEA, email:
Stéphane.Ferrari at info.unicaen.frAnnette GOIZET, Directrice du Dpt Langues
Etrangères Appliquées, tel 02 31 56 57 69
Recherche (Lab. GREYC): Claude CARLET et Brigitte VALLEE, responsables de
l'Equipe "Algorithmique", Patrice ENJALBERT et Khaldoun ZREIK responsables
de l'Equipe I3 (ex Intelligence Artificielle), email: {Claude.Carlet,
Brigitte.Vallée, Patrice.Enjalbert, Khaldoun.Zreik}


2/ From:  Tracy McConnell <tmcconnell at>
   Subject:  Natual Language  AI Cognition Specialist sought... is seeking a AI / Cognition Specialist to lead
the Natural Language development in an intellegent Web Product.  This
development endeavor will involve Knowledge Acquisition, Symantec Analysis
and Relevance determination.  Candidates must have Masters or PhD in
Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or related discipline;
Experience with C++, Java, or OO Development and published in related topics
an advantage.

apply to mailto:jobs at


3/ From: Adam Kilgarriff <Adam.Kilgarriff at>
   Subject: Research Fellow at ITRI, Brighton

Apologies for duplicates

                            JOB ADVERTISEMENT
               Research Fellow (Computational Linguistics)
                         University of Brighton

This post offers an opportunity to undertake leading-edge research in
word sense disambiguation and computational lexicography at ITRI, an
internationally recognised centre of excellence in computational
linguistics.  Working primarily on WASPS, a project to develop a
lexicographer's workstation, you will need an open-minded, analytical
and collaborative approach to research, extensive knowledge of natural
language processing, good programming skills and a proven research and
publication record. In return we offer excellent research facilities
and place great emphasis on research career management and
development. The post is fixed-term for 3 years.

WASPS is an EPSRC funded project, under the direction of Dr. Roger
Evans, Dr. Adam Kilgarriff and Sue Atkins.  It will explore the
synergy between the lexicographer's task of identifying and describing
word senses, and the computational task of word sense disambiguation
(WSD). On the one side, lexicographers are asking for natural language
processing (NLP) software to pre-process and organise corpus data. On
the other, NLP needs formal, explicit descriptions of word behaviour,
particularly for WSD. The challenge now is to design an environment in
which the human lexicographer's perception and the power of the WSD
algorithms are successfully brought together.

The research fellow will have primary responsibility for producing a
semi-automatic lexicographer's workstation, as specified in the WASPS
grant proposal. This will include developing and implementing a
language which can be used both by humans for specifying and editing
word sense descriptions, and by a WSD algorithm for disambiguation. It
will also include implementing one or more state-of-the-art WSD

Salary:           up to GBP 24,002
Term:             3 years fixed term
Further details, including application form in Word
Postscript version of application form
ITRI web pages:
Queries:          Adam.Kilgarriff at
Ref number:       IR4012
Closing date:     30th April 1999


4/ From:  Ernst Buchberger <ernst at>
   Subject:  NLP/ Speech Processing; Research position in Vienna

Research position in Natural Language Processing / Speech processing
at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OeFAI),
                        Vienna, Austria

OeFAI offers a research position within its Natural Language
Processing Group. We are looking for a participant in a basic research
project in the area of speech synthesis that aims at the investigation
of segmental durations in German. The project is funded by the Austrian
Science Foundation (FWF) and will be headed by Ao.Prof.Harald Trost.

A speech corpus of "Austrian German" is constructed and subsequently
analyzed using machine learning techniques in order to derive models
of durational variation. From a theoretical point of view the project
aims for a better understanding of the quantitative effects of the
multiple factors influencing duration in speech. From a practical
point of view the results will be used in order to improve the
naturalness of prosody in a speech synthesis program.

Candidates are to deal with one or more of the following tasks:
- development of procedures and tools for supporting the
  (semi automatic) labeling and representation of the corpus
- adaption and application of machine learning techniques
- integration of resulting models to an existing speech synthesizer

She/he has finished her/his diploma or an equivalent degree in
- computational linguistics, or
- phonetics, or
- digital signal processing, or
- computer science plus a background in linguistics.

She/he has programming experience, preferably in C and/or C++.
A good command of English and/or German is expected.

The project started in December 98, with a duration of 2.5 years. We
would like to fill the position as soon as possible. Continued
employment after the end of the project is possible. The candidate is
encouraged to realize her/his Ph.D. within the project.

The yearly gross salary will be about ATS 260.000,- according to FWF

More information about the OeFAI and its Natural Language Processing
group can be found at
Inquiries and applications (including a short CV and list of
should be sent by mail or email to:

Harald Trost
Schottengasse 3
A-1010 Wien, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 535 32 810
Fax:  +43 1 532 06 52
Email: harald at

Ernst Buchberger, Dept. of Med.Cybernetics & Artificial Intelligence,
University of Vienna,     Freyung 6,          A-1010 Vienna,  Austria
and Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,   Vienna
+43-1-53532810 (tel),   +43-1-5320652 (fax),    ernst at


5/ From:  "Kim Moore" <kmoore at>
   Subject:  Voice User Interface Software Development Manager

General Magic is developing Portico, a powerful, Internet-based
application that will allow people to easily communicate with others
and to obtain and act on important information. As an Internet
application, Portico will allow users to access their important
information using standard web browsers.  General Magic is also
developing a highly evolved voice user interface (VUI) to allow users
to access their information using natural language. This means users
will have continuity in accessing their important information whether
through data or telephone devices.

Currently we are seeking a VUI Software Development Manager

Manage a team of developers responsible for VUI applications layered
on top of diverse network-based services.  Direct and participate in
software development for VUI services provided by General Magic,
including Portico.

Must be technically strong in at least one of: voice user interface,
telephony, distributed computing.  Must be able to synthesize input
from various sources and provide articulate technical leadership.

Experience managing commercial software development is
required. Working knowledge of modern software development methods is
a must. Must have experience in a management position, delivering
complex product(s) on a demanding schedule.

At least 5 years experience in C++, OOA and OOD.  UNIX and NT
experience is a plus, as is Internet experience.

Experience integrating speech recognition and synthesis in a
high-volume telephony environment is preferred.

Finite State Machine experience is a plus.

To apply,
e-mail your resume to:
kmoore at
kmoore at

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