Course:  Natural Language Understanding

Type:  Teaching Assistant

Time in Year:  Course runs in Semester 2.

Number of Posts:  1 Teaching Assistant


NLU is a new course being taught for the first time in Autumn 2009.  The course will build on the Jurafsky and Martin text book (2nd edition), but will also use a collection of research papers.

The TA will be responsible for:

  - helping to develop questions for the assignments (including support code and sample solutions)

  - marking of the assignments


The TA will need to be familiar with natural language processing methods, and ideally will have experience of applying these methods to the topics covered in the course: parsing, semantic and discourse processing, grammar induction. Programming skills (e.g., Python, Perl, Java) are also required.

This post is paid at grade UE06, currently upwards of £12.50/hr.

Total Hours:  up to 80, depeninding on student numbers

Contact:  Frank Keller and Sharon Goldwater

Application:  Apply by email to, copying your email to Frank and Sharon so that they know you are interested.

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