Jobs: 5 Offers

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue May 2 17:44:35 UTC 2000


1/ From: Alain Couillault <Alain.Couillault at>
   Object : Annonces de postes

2/ From: "Rachel Gawron" <gawron at>
   Subject: post

3/ From:  Helge Dyvik <helge.dyvik at>
   Subject:  Computational Linguistics: Associate prof., U of Bergen

4/ From:  Karin Verspoor <karin at>
   Subject:  Computational Linguist: Senior Natural Language Engineer at
            Intelligenesis Corporation, New York USA

5/ From:  away at (Andy Way CA)
   Subject:  NLP/Computational Linguistics: Senior
            Lecturer/Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer, Dublin City University

1/ From: Alain Couillault <Alain.Couillault at>
   Object : Annonces de postes

LexiQuest (anciennement Erli) , société française spécialisée dans les
produits TALN pour la recherche documentaire et les applications dans le
domaine du Knowledge Management, du text mining et de l'internet, recherche
de nouveaux collaborateurs pour rejoindre son département Recherche &
LexiQuest compte une centaine de collaborateurs en Europe et aux Etats-Unis
et développe des produits en 5 langues. Pour ces deux postes, à pourvoir à
Paris et ou New-York, l'anglais est indispensable. La connaissance d'au
moins une autre langue est souhaitée :
1. un/une responsable Produit : il/elle aura pour mission, notamment,
d'assurer le contrôle de qualité, le packaging et le suivi de la vie des
produits en coordination avec les équipes de développement, de marketing, de
vente et avant-vente de la société.
Linguiste ou spécialiste GED ou internet, disposant d'une expérience
similaire ou de chef de projet d'au moins 5 ans. Anglais indispensable.
2. un/une ingénieur qualité : il/elle aura pour mission de définir les
méthodes et d'effectuer les tests de qualité linguistique pour les produits
développés par la société LexiQuest.
Titulaire d'un maîtrise en TALN ou dans un domaine connexe, il/elle possède
des compétences élémentaires des langages ou utilitaires tels que Perl, awk,
Grep, Java...
Pour ces deux postes, contactez :
Alain Couillault
alain.couillault at

                    LexiQuest S.A.
                    Le Méliès
                    261, rue de Paris
                    F - 93556 Montreuil cedex


2/ From: "Rachel Gawron" <gawron at>
   Subject: post

Senior Faculty Position:  Cognitive Science Department, Johns Hopkins

The Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University is accepting
applications from scientists with a demonstrated commitment to the field of
cognitive science and a record of major scholarly contributions to the
cognitive science of language.  The candidate must conduct computational
research informed by generative linguistics, addressing problems in human
language processing and/or acquisition.  It is also desirable for the
candidate to hold broad interests in formal approaches to cognitive science,
and to conduct experimental research in psycholinguistics and/or
neurolinguistics.  We seek to make a tenured appointment at the rank of Full
Professor, but untenured appointments at the Associate or Assistant
Professor level will also be considered.  The position will commence on or
after January 1, 2001.  Please send a CV and representative
reprints/preprints to:  Search Committee, Department of Cognitive Science,
Krieger Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218-2685.  Review of
applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is
filled.  The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action employer.  Women and members of underrepresented minorities are
especially encouraged to apply.


3/ From:  Helge Dyvik <helge.dyvik at>
   Subject:  Computational Linguistics: Associate prof., U of Bergen

   Preliminary job announcement at University of Bergen,

The University of Bergen will in May 2000 officially announce a
position in Computational Linguistics.  Since the deadline may be
short, this preliminary announcement gives candidates some more time
for preparing an application.

The vacancy concerns a newly created position as associate professor
at the Section for Linguistic Studies.  This tenure track position
offers possibilities for achieving full professorship.

Candidates for the position are expected to have an excellent record
of research and teaching in Computational Linguistics.  The successful
candidate will get important academic responsibilities in teaching,
research and research management.

The Section for Linguistic Studies currently has 7 permanent academic
staff, including 5 professors, and 7 temporary academic staff.  The
Section offers full study programmes in General Linguistics and in
Computational Linguistics and shorter programmes in Language
Technology and in Japanese.

The Section for Linguistic Studies aims at a high teaching and
research standard and cooperates with other institutions in local,
national and international projects.

Bergen is located in Western Norway and has a population of 220000.
The historical city is situated right at the sea and is surrounded by
seven mountains.

The Norwegian government has recently initiated strong support for
language technology initiatives.

The web page for announcements concerning the position is:
An official job description and application procedures will be posted
on that URL in May.

Prof. Koenraad de Smedt    mailto:desmedt at
Universitetet i Bergen    tel: +47 5558-2052  fax: +47 5558-9354
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Helge J. Jakhelln Dyvik
Department of Linguistics and Comparative Literature
Section for Linguistic Studies
University of Bergen        Phone:    +47 55582261
Sydnesplass 7               Fax:      +47 55589354
N-5007 Bergen, Norway              E-mail: helge.dyvik at
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4/ From:  Karin Verspoor <karin at>
   Subject:  Computational Linguist: Senior Natural Language Engineer at
            Intelligenesis Corporation, New York USA

Rank of Job: Senior Natural Language Engineer
Areas Required: Computational Linguist
Other Desired Areas: Java, OO design
University or Organization: Intelligenesis Corporation
Department: Natural Language Engineering group
State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: April 28, 2000 or until position is filled
Contact: Karin Verspoor karin at

Address for Applications:
50 Broadway
New York
NY 10004

Intelligenesis, a development stage company with offices in New York
City, Silicon Valley, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, is pioneering a
new breed of business intelligence for the Internet economy that the
Wall Street Journal heralded as “a revolution in computing.”
To learn more about us, please visit our website at:

The Natural Language group at Intelligenesis is currently seeking a
creative individual for immediate employment in our New York office.
The position will involve developing natural language processing modules
integrated with our artificial intelligence architecture, including
designing, documenting, coding, and performing intelligence evaluations
of Java language code in a team environment.

Background Requirements:
- advanced degree in Computational Linguistics or related discipline
- Experience with NL query processing and automatic recognition of the
        semantics of queries
- information retrieval and/or information extraction experience
- Java or C++ programming skills, and object oriented design experience

Additional desirable skills:
- familarity with database querying
- statistical NLP and robust processing experience
- knowledge of machine learning techniques
- text mining experience

Location Requirements: This position will be based in New York City, and
requires travel to the New York office a minimum of two days/week.

Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience and subsidized
health benefits.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in
Microsoft Word or text format), including salary history and
availability to karin at, or fax to 1-212-324-3001
(attention: Karin Verspoor). Please be sure to put the name of the job
you are applying for in the subject area of your email, or on the cover
page of your fax. No phone calls please.

I will be available from April 29 - May 4 at the NAACL conference in
Seattle, and am interested in conducting interviews of qualified
candidates there.  Please let me know in advance if you would like to
schedule a time to meet to speak about the company and your background,
or look for me there.

Dr. Karin Verspoor
Director, Natural Language Engineering
Intelligenesis Corp.
karin at
fax (212) 324 3001


5/ From:  away at (Andy Way CA)
   Subject:  NLP/Computational Linguistics: Senior
            Lecturer/Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer, Dublin City University

The School of Computer Applications at Dublin City University, Ireland
seeks to fill vacancies at Senior Lecturer, Lecturer and Assistant
Lecturer level in the following areas:

   - NLP / Computational Linguistics

   - Computing (Business, Architecture, Graphics, Hardware,
     Quantitative Methods, Cryptography, Information Systems,
     Multimedia, Security, Parallel Computation, Software
     Engineering and Computing and Education)

Candidates should be well qualified academically, have an active
research commitment and the ability to communicate ideas clearly.

We are seeking qualified personnel in a number of areas including
NLP/computational linguistics. In this area we are particularly
interested in candidates with expertise in

   - Speech Processing
   - Statistical Approaches to NLP
   - Information Extraction
   - Corpus Processing

Strong candidates with expertise in other areas of NLP are also
encouraged to apply.

The School of Computer Applications has excellent facilities for
teaching and research. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate
degrees in computing and computational linguistics.

Salary scales are currently set at £ 35,815 - £ 47,207 p.a. for
Senior Lecturer, £ 26,100 - £ 42,838 p.a. for Lecturer and £
20,175 - £ 25,236 p.a. for Assistant Lecturer positions.

Application forms may be obtained from:

   The Personnel Office,
   Dublin City University,
   Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
   Tel: +353-(0)1-7045939
   Fax: +353-(0)1-7045500

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 5th May, 2000.

Full job descriptions, facilities, information on courses and further
information on the School of Computer Applications are available at , or by contacting the Head of Computer
Applications, Prof. Alan Smeaton: asmeaton at  For
information on the computational linguistics programme please contact
Dr. Josef van Genabith: josef at

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