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NL-KR Digest      Tue Apr 25 20:06:28 PDT 1995      Volume 14 No. 28 

Today's Topics:

Position: Grammarians and Lexicographers, Microsoft NLP Group
CFP: Asian CS Confeence, Dec 95, Pathumthani

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From: Deborah Coughlin <deborahc@microsoft.com>
To: nl-kr@cs.rpi.edu
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 95 12:31:28 PDT
Subject: Position: Grammarians and Lexicographers, Microsoft NLP Group


COMPUTATIONAL GRAMMARIANS and LEXICOGRAPHERS
Japanese, German, and Spanish

The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for computational
grammarians and computational lexicographers for Japanese, German, and
Spanish. The positions will be located on the Microsoft central campus
in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a great opportunity to work with
a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for
unrestricted text understanding and generation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The grammarians' primary responsibilities include developing and
testing a computational grammar for the language, in accordance with
the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language
Understanding system. The initial emphasis will be on creating a
grammar for syntactic analysis, followed by work on logical form, and
moving eventually into areas of pragmatics, discourse, and generation.

The lexicographers' primary responsibilities include developing and
maintaining the morphological rules and data for the language, in
accordance with the overall system architecture used by the Microsoft
Research NLP group; checking, updating, and maintaining the
information in an online lexicon and knowledge base for that language;
and testing the analysis and generation systems for that language in
various ways.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The grammarians' qualifications should include experience in linguistic
research and software development; familiarity with natural language
processing; a flexible approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced
degree in linguistics, computer science, or a closely related
discipline. Native proficiency in the language of choice is assumed;
practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desirable.

The lexicographers' qualifications should include experience in
linguistic research and online dictionary development, some programming
experience, keen interest in lexical issues, and at least a BA/BS
degree in linguistics or a closely related discipline. Native
proficiency in the language of choice is assumed. A practical
orientation is highly desirable. An advanced degree in linguistics
and/or significant programming experience would be a plus.

ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP:

We are in the process of designing and building a system to analyze
unrestricted natural language, taking input text, and moving from
lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and
eventually pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is also
planned. The programming system and underlying principles that are
used for English have been found to be applicable to other languages.
We are empirically oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas
wherever they can be found. A reasonable first-version summary of our
techniques and some of our experience can be found in the book "Natural
Language Processing: The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Boston, 1993.

CONTACT: Please send resumes, cover letters, and any additional materials to:
Joan Smiley
Human Resources
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
USA
email: joans@microsoft.com

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To: comp-ai-nlang-know-rep@uunet.uu.net
From: Olivier.Nicole@ait.ac.th ( Olivier Nicole)
Subject: CFP: Asian CS Confeence, Dec 95, Pathumthani
Date: 5 Apr 1995 07:48:29 GMT

Organization: AIT, Thailand
Summary: Call for paper
Keywords:


CALL FOR PAPERS


1995 ASIAN COMPUTING SCIENCE CONFERENCE


11-13 December, 1995
Pathumthani, THAILAND

An international Conference jointly-organized by:
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT),
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA),
United Nations University
International Institute of Software Technology (UNU/IIST).


Conference co-Chairs:

Shigeki Goto (NTT, Japan) <goto@ntt-20.ntt.jp>
Joxan Jaffar (IBM Yorktown, USA) <joxan@watson.inm.com>
Kanchana Kanchanasut (AIT, Thailand) <kk@cs.ait.ac.th>

Organizing Committee:

Dines Bjorner (UNU/IIST, Macau)
Jean-Jacques Levy (INRIA, France)
Kesav Nori (Tata RDDC, India)
Huynh Ngoc Phien (AIT, Thailand)

Advisory Committee:

Kilnam Chon (KAIST, Korea)
Phan Dinh Dieu (Hanoi, Vietnam)
Nguyen Hau Le (Northern Telecom, Canada)
Gerard Huet (INRIA, France)
Haruhisa Ishida (U of Tokyo, Japan)
Gilles Kahn (INRIA, France)
Kanchit Malaivongse (NECTEC, Thailand)

Programme Committee:

Serge Abiteboul (INRIA, France)
Anuchit Anuchitanukul (Stanford U, USA)
Surapong Auwatanamongkol (NIDA, Thailand)
Philippe Flajolet (INRIA, France)
Chris W. George (UNU/IIST, Macau)
Mordecai J. Golin (HKUST, Hong Kong)
Gerard Huet (INRIA, France)
Christian Huitema (INRIA, France)
Dang Van Hung (UNU/IIST, Macau)
Hsien-Kuei Hwang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Prapass Jongsatitwatana (Chulalongkorn U, Thailand)
K. Karlapalem (HKUST, Hong Kong)
Somnuk Keretho (Kasetsart U, Thailand)
Jean-Jacques Levy (INRIA, France)
Hongjun Lu (NUS, Singapore)
Hoshi Mamoru (U Elec-Comm, Japan)
A. A. Nazief (U of Indonesia, Indonesia)
Akko Oka. (NTT, Japan)
Amir Pnueli (Weizmann Inst, Israel)
Somchai Prasitjutrakul (Chulalongkorn U, Thailand)
Xu Qiwen (UNU/IIST, Macau)
S. Ramadass (U Sain Malaysia, Malaysia)
S. Ramesh (IIT Bombay, India)
Louiqa Raschid (U of Maryland, USA)
R. Sadananda (AIT, Thailand)
Masahiko Sato (Tohoku U, Japan)
Taisuke Sato (ETL, Japan)
R.K. Shyamasundar (TIFR Bombay, India)
Nguyen Thanh Son (Polytech HCM, Vietnam)
D. Srivastava (ATT Bell Lab, USA)
Peter J. Stuckey (U of Melbourne, Australia)
Wittaya Vacharawittayakul (NIDA, Thailand)
Qi Yulu (AIT, Thailand)


The conference is intended to provide a forum in Asia for researchers in
computer science. A major goal of AsianCSC is to foster communication
and cooperation among the diverse communities involved in the practice
and theory of computing, including those involved in systems, languages,
and applications. It is expected that every accepted paper will be
presented at the conference and included in the proceedings which is
expected to be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
by Springer Verlag. Contributed papers presenting original research in the
following areas of computer science (but not exclusive) are sought:

Algorithms
Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning
Specification Languages and Software Verification
Parallel, Networking and Distributed Systems
Databases
Reactive Systems

Important Dates:

Submission of Papers 15 June, 1995
Notification of Acceptance 20 August, 1995
Final Version 1 September, 1995

Submissions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers (in English, up to 18 pages,
typeset 12 point) to:

Kanchana Kanchanasut
Computer Science Program
Asian Institute of of Technology
Km. 42 Paholyothin Highway
Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
THAILAND
Phone: +66 2 524 5703
Fax: +66 2 524 5721
e-mail: acsc95@cs.ait.ac.th


If ordinary mail is used, five (5) copies of the paper should be sent by
express or courier mail. Electronic submission is encouraged via e-mail,
in the PostScript(tm) printable files, however a printed reference copy
should be sent by post. Each submission, both by ordinary mail and by e-mail,
should be accompanied by a separate message providing a single postal and
e-mail address for communication, complete title, author(s), affiliation(s)
and 200 word abstract.

Conference Format:
The conference will be three days long from Monday to Wednesday, and
will include several tutorials and invited talks. It will take place
at the AIT Center, which is 17 Km. north of Bangkok International
Airport or 42 Km. north of Bangkok. During this time of the year,
the weather is favorable for visiting Thailand

For further information:

http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/conf/acsc.html

End of NL-KR Digest
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