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Research Fellow in Computational Models of Language Acquisition and Processing, Australia

The appointees will work on projects funded by Macquarie University and/or the Australian Research Council involving the development of computational models of language acquisition and on-line sentence processing. The language acquisition research uses non-parametric Bayesian models, which the appointee will be responsible for extending and applying to new domains. The on-line sentence processing research involves the development of an incremental CCG parsing model and using it as a language model in a speech disfluency detection and correction system. The appointees duties include carrying out research and data analysis, developing and extending mathematical models of language acquisition and comprehension, system design and implementation, as well as interacting with our growing research team and collaborating with other group members.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1/5/2011

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Research Fellow in Computational Models of Language Acquisition and Processing, Australia

The appointees will work on projects funded by Macquarie University and/or the Australian Research Council involving the development of computational models of language acquisition and on-line sentence processing. The language acquisition research uses non-parametric Bayesian models, which the appointee will be responsible for extending and applying to new domains. The on-line sentence processing research involves the development of an incremental CCG parsing model and using it as a language model in a speech disfluency detection and correction system. The appointees duties include carrying out research and data analysis, developing and extending mathematical models of language acquisition and comprehension, system design and implementation, as well as interacting with our growing research team and collaborating with other group members.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1/5/2011

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Research Fellow in Machine Learning and Computational Neurolinguistics, Australia

The Centre for Language Technology (CLT) invites applications for a Research Fellow position in Machine Learning and Computational Neurolinguistics. The appointee will work on projects funded by Macquarie University and/or the Australian Research Council. She/he will use statistical models and machine learning techniques to construct computational models of incremental human sentence processing (including incremental syntactic parsing), and use these to predict neural activity (measured using MEG and other imaging technologies) in human language processing.
Duties include carrying out research and data analysis, developing and extending mathematical models of language comprehension, model design and implementation, interacting and collaborating with our growing research team of computational linguists, machine-learning specialists and neuroscientists at Macquarie University.
Essential Criteria for appointment at Level A/B: PhD (or submitted PhD thesis) in computational linguistics or machine learning or equivalent experience; publications in the computational linguistics and/or machine learning; ability to develop and implement probabilistic models; a pragmatic attitude to system development; software engineering skills; excellent communication skills; ability to work as a member of a team.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1 May 2011

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