LINGUIST List 9.918

Sat Jun 20 1998

Jobs: Research Assts,French/Spanish Lang Specialist

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  • Stefan Wermter, Several additional PhD stipends
  • Ani Sarkissian, French and Spanish Language Specialists needed

    Message 1: Several additional PhD stipends

    Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 18:14:21 +0100
    From: Stefan Wermter <>
    Subject: Several additional PhD stipends


    The School of Computing and Information Systems is pleased to be able to offer a small number of studentships for candidates to study for MPhil and PhD (full-time). The School has a growing research reputation and is keen to build upon its 3A rating in the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise. Applicants should have a good honours degree in Computer Science, and a strong desire to undertake high quality research in an ambitious and thriving School. Studentships are available to EU citizens and cover allfees and maintenance support of approximately #5,000 per annum. Studentships will commence in October 1998. Projects are available in the following areas:

    Neural Networks Speech and Image Processing Human Computer Interaction Natural Language Processing Information Retrieval Digital Media Software Engineering Decision Support Systems

    For a detailed list of projects please contact:

    Mark Hindmarch Email: School of Computing and Information Systems University of Sunderland St Peters Campus St Peters Way Sunderland SR6 0DD UK

    Application is by CV to Mark Hindmarch at the above address. Closing date 17 July 1998.


    Researcher in Neural and Intelligent Systems

    (reference number CIRG28)

    Applications are invited for a three year research assistant position in the School of Computing and Information Systems investigating the development of hybrid neural/symbolic techniques for intelligent processing. This is an exciting new project which aims at developing new environments for integrating neural networks and symbolic processing. You will play a key role in the development of such hybrid subsymbolic/symbolic environments. It is intended to apply the developed hybrid environments in areas such as natural language processing, intelligent information extraction, or the integration of speech/language in multimedia applications.

    You should have a degree in a computing discipline and will be able to register for a higher degree. A demonstrated interest in artificial neural networks, software engineering skills and programming experience are essential (preferably including a subset of C, C++, CommonLisp, Java, GUI). Experience and interest in neural network software and simulators would be an advantage (e.g. Planet, SNNS, Tlearn, Matlab, etc). Salary is according to the researcher A scale (currently up to #13,871, under revision).

    Application forms and further particulars are available from the Personell department under +44 191 515 and extensions 2055, 2429, 2054, 2046, or 2425 or E-Mail quoting the reference number CIRG28.

    For informal enquiries please contact Professor Stefan Wermter, e-mail: Closing date: 10 July 1998. The successful candidate is expected to start the job as soon as possible.

    ******************************************** Professor Stefan Wermter University of Sunderland Dept. of Computing & Information Systems St Peters Way Sunderland SR6 0DD United Kingdom

    phone: +44 191 515 3279 fax: +44 191 515 2781 email: ********************************************

    Message 2: French and Spanish Language Specialists needed

    Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 09:03:06 -0700
    From: Ani Sarkissian <>
    Subject: French and Spanish Language Specialists needed

    Direct Language Communications, Inc. (DLC) is a fifteen year-old, rapidly growing private company that provides its clients, primarily large international companies, with comprehensive multilingual communication services in over fifty languages. DLC presently consists of approximately 65 full-time employees, although this figure is growing as revenues continue to increase dramatically. DLC's team members are dynamic, multilingual and client service-oriented.

    DLC is seeking excellent proofers to join its team on a full-time basis, working <underline>in our downtown San Francisco office</underline>. Responsibilities will include proofing and editing documents; reviewing material for cultural appropriateness; incorporating client edits and surveying format proofs.


    -Expertise in French or Spanish. Must be a native speaker.

    - Superior written and verbal communication in Native Language and English, comfortable in a multicultural environment.

    -Linguistic and/or translation background a must.

    -Excellent memory; ability to follow instructions precisely

    -Strong grammatical skills; attention to detail a must

    -Computer literacy

    -Schooling (through high school) in native language/country of origin

    -College Degree (not necessarily from country of origin)



    Send resume and cover letter to the address below.

    Complete Job descriptions are available at

    Ani Sarkissian

    Language Services Coordinator


    Direct Language Communications, Inc. Phone: 415.546.6885 ext 147 301 Mission Street, Suite 350 Fax: 415.495.4926 San Francisco, CA 94105 Email:

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