Corpora: Research Position at University of Sheffield

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Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 16:14:00 MET

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    Research Position in Language Processing at Sheffield (Ref PR491)

    Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the
    Natural Language Processing Research Group in the Department of Computer
    Science, University of Sheffield, to work on an EU-funded project

    POESIA (Public Open-source Environment for Safer Internet Access) aims
    to develop an integrated Internet caching and filtering system, to
    enable safe and educationally appropriate Internet access. This two
    year, multi-site, project is funded by the EU as part of the Internet
    Action Plan programme. Sheffield's role in POESIA is concerned with
    filtering web pages, etc, on the basis of their English language text
    content. The approach to be developed will use natural language
    processing techniques to achieve enhanced filtering effectiveness.

    The ideal candidate for this position should have strong programming
    skills and a background in language processing from either a NLP,
    Information Retrieval or Speech Processing perspective. Knowledge of any
    of automated text categorisation, statistical methods and corpus
    processing will be an advantage.

    The appointment will be made on either the RA1A or RA2 pay scale, and
    should start as soon as an appointment can be made. Information about
    the research work of Sheffield's large and well-funded NLP group can be
    viewed at:

    Informal enquiries can be made to Mark Hepple (email:; tel: +44 (0)114 222 1829).

    To apply for this position, please request an Information Pack from the
    Personnel Department, by any of following methods:

    phone: +44 (0)114 222 1631 (24 hour telephone answering service)
    fax: +44 (0)114 222 1624
    post: The Personnel Department, Firth Court, Western Bank,
    Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom

    An information pack is also available online at

    To avoid unnecessary delay, please ensure that you quote the job
    reference number PR491 and your full postal address when requesting
    details. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and
    preferably not later than March 27, 2002 (although applications received
    after this date will still be considered).

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