LINGUIST List 11.2464

Tue Nov 14 2000

Jobs: Researchers at Swiss Federal Institute of Tech

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  1. Vincenzo Pallotta, NLP: Junior & Senior Researcher at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Message 1: NLP: Junior & Senior Researcher at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Date: 13 Nov 2000 09:46:22 -0000
From: Vincenzo Pallotta <>
Subject: NLP: Junior & Senior Researcher at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Rank of Job: Junior and Senior
Areas Required: Researcher
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Department: Computer Science
State or Province: VD
Country: Switzerland
Final Date of Application: 31.12.2000
Contact: Vincenzo Pallotta

Address for Applications:
IN F Ecublens
VD 1015

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is 
looking for its research laboratory in Theoretical Computer Science 
(LITH) at the Computer Science Department (DI) for: 


in the following domains: 

- natural language processing 
- analysis, indexing and querying of multimedia documents 
- dialogue and human-computer interaction 
- structured document modelling 

Essential requirements is a computer science degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) 

Candidates must speak English. Knowledge of French or desire to learn 
French would be a welcome extra. 

The ideal candidate would be one who has past experience in one or 
more of the following subject and an enthusiasm for developing and 
exploiting new approaches to problem solving: 

 * Natural Language Engineering: 
 Advanced techniques and programming languages 
 for Natural Language Processing 
 (Logic Programming, Constraint programming, 
 Agent oriented programming, Java, Perl) 

 * Multimodal Interfaces 
 Dialogue Management 
 User modelling 

 * Video and Image analysis and 3D object description 

 * Multimedia documents: 
 XML technology 

The position will offer flexibility in the choice of research topics 
within the context of ongoing projects at the laboratory. 

Initial appointment to these positions will be for the period of a 
year with the potential of renewal for a second year. 

Starting date: as soon as possible 

Salary will be compatible with departmental rates for graduate and 
postdoctoral research fellows and can be at 100% or 50%.
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