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The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  


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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral Position in Human Robot Interaction, QATAR

http://www.qatar.cmu.edu/~msakr/postdoc_hri/

The School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow positions in NLP/Human
Robot Interaction. The position will be based on the Qatar campus
within the Qri8 Robotics lab, which includes collaboration with the
Pittsburgh campus and potential travel between the two. The research
will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Majd
F. Sakr. Candidates are also encouraged to explore research ideas on
top and beyond the project description. The position provides
significant opportunities for professional development.

The project involves enhancing the nature of interactions, within a
multicultural environment, with a bi-lingual Robot
Receptionist. Applicants are expected to have an understanding of:

  ?  Good math background (probability/statistics)
  ?  Semantic language parsing and user interaction modeling
  ?  Ability to write, maintain and debug clean code; preferably in C, C++,
     and Python, in a Linux enviornment

Basically, most of these keywords should mean something to you:
supervised/unsupervised learning, chunking and parsing, IPC/sockets,
Stanford parser, named-entity detection, Linguistic Data Consortium,
C++/STL/Boost, WordNet, tcpdump, netcat, anophora resolution.

We want an NLP star who can do 1) the bi-lingual aspects (standard
arabic, english) 2) develop the treebanks/corpora to grow and train
the new version of the parsing/machine learning tools. 3) Candidate can
help with culture-specific language models for semantic disambiguation
and 4) Write code.

This posting will stay open until filled. Early expressions of 
interest are encouraged.