Jobs: 2 Offers

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue May 18 09:14:59 UTC 1999


1/ From: steedman at
   Subject: Temporary Positions

2/ From: Albert <albert.llorens at>
   Subject: Lernout &Hauspie Language Technology, Openings in Machine
    Translation: grammars and lexicons development, based in Barcelona (Spain)

1/ From: steedman at
   Subject: Temporary Positions

          *With apologies in advance for multiple mailings*


in Computational Models of Human Cognition and
Computational Linguistics

Post 1 Ref: 776350

Areas of interest should include a number of the following:

computational models of human reasoning and learning including skill and
concept acquisition; multi-modal and cross-modal reasoning; diagrammatic
reasoning; reasoning
under uncertainty; planning and plan recognition; and applications of
cognitive science theories to
understanding the fundamental mechanisms of educational communication and
its facilitation by

Post 2 Ref: 776351

Areas of interest should include a number of the following:
information/language technology,including statistical natural language
processing; speech recognition; natural language engineering;
information retrieval; language resources; and computational dialogue

Salary will be on the lecturer scales: AT2A/2B £16,655 - £29,048 p.a. or
exceptionally AT3
£30,496 - £34,464 p.a. (under review) with placement according to
experience. The appointment
will be for three years.

Further information about Informatics at Edinburgh may be obtained from

the World Wide Web at or by email:
hod at

Please quote Ref: WW

Further particulars including the application procedure should be obtained
from the Personnel
Department, 1 Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TB or Tel: 0131-650-2511 (24
hour answering

Closing Date: 28 May 1999


2/ From: Albert <albert.llorens at>
   Subject: Lernout &Hauspie Language Technology, Openings in Machine
    Translation: grammars and lexicons development, based in Barcelona (Spain)

Openings in MACHINE TRANSLATION at L&H-LT Barcelona

The L&H Language Technology GmbH & Co. KG (previously under the name GMS, Gesellschaft für Multilinguale Systeme mbH), with head office in Munich (Germany), is a leading developer of machine translation software.

The L&H-LT language development division is based in Barcelona (Spain). For the development of new machine translation language pairs we have several job openings. The new candidates will back up the current team, comprising 45 members, in designing and implementing formal analysis, transfer, and generation grammars, or
encoding the corresponding monolingual and bilingual lexicons.

Candidate profile:

- (Computational) Linguists for grammar and lexicon development (ref. LING) with:
  * university degree in linguistics or computational linguistics
  * some programming experience (grammar developers only);
  * experience in writing formal grammars for natural languages would be a plus


* English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch

Successful candidates should:

* be native speakers of one and have near-native proficiency in another of the languages mentioned above; additional languages would be an asset since further language pairs will soon be added
* be willing to work together with the rest of the team
* have good social and communicative abilities
* show perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness

Working language:	English

Starting date:		As soon as possible (open for at least one year)

Term of contract:	2 years with possibility of becoming permanent

Salary:			According to experience and age

Office location:	Center of Barcelona (in the charming 19th century district Eixample, within walking distance from the old part of the city and from the famous 'Las Ramblas')

You will join a young, international, and highly motivated team. L&H-LT combines research and development of market-ready products. This will thus offer a great opportunity to those people who want to apply their acquired knowledge and apply their skills in real-world conditions. Since the L&H-LT long-term objective is to implement machine translation products for all possible language pair combinations between Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, this will also give future prospects to candidates beyond the initial term of contract.

More information about L&H-LT can be found at the web page
<< >>.

If you are interested, send CV and cover letter in English either by surface mail to:

	L&H-LT/GMS Sucursal en España
	Roger de Lluria, 50 1-B

	Fax: +34 - 93 - 487 76 19

or by email to

	jobs at

indicating on the envelope or in the subject of the email the job reference.

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