Course:  Natural Language Understanding

Type:  Teaching Assistant

Time in Year:  Course runs in Semester 2.

Number of Posts:  1 Teaching Assistant

Description:  

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


Skills:

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 tutor-applications@inf.ed.ac.uk, copying your email to Frank and Sharon so that they know you are interested.


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