LINGUIST List 12.128

Sat Jan 20 2001

Jobs: Document Categorization at Xerox, France

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  1. Nicola Cancedda, Info Retrieval, Document Categorization at Xerox, Grenoble, France

Message 1: Info Retrieval, Document Categorization at Xerox, Grenoble, France

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 14:51:50 +0100
From: Nicola Cancedda <>
Subject: Info Retrieval, Document Categorization at Xerox, Grenoble, France

Rank of Job:
Areas Required: Document categorization/Machine Learning
Other Desired Areas:
University or Organization: Xerox Research Centre Europe
State or Province: Grenoble
Country: France
Final Date of Application: 
Contact: Nicola Cancedda, Jimi Shanahan

Address for Applications:

 Mr. Christophe Mitenne
 Human Resources
 Xerox Research Centre Europe
 6, chemin de Maupertuis
 38240 MEYLAN, France

Position available - KerMIT Project

XRCE Grenoble Laboratory is a world leader in natural language,
distributed systems, and knowledge management research. It forms an
integral part of Xerox's research culture with sister laboratories in
Cambridge (UK) and Palo Alto (PARC, California).

Currently, the centre is seeking a highly motivated and qualified
researcher to play a pivotal role in the area of multilingual and
multimedia document categorization as part of the KerMIT EU project.

KerMIT (Kernel Methods for Image and Text classification, clustering,
ranking and filtering) concerns the development of algorithms and
software for the classification, clustering, ranking and filtering,
both in an online and offline setting, of digital documents. In
particular, the focus of this project investigates the use of kernel
methods (support vector machines and others) in processing
multilingual (French, English, Czech, Hungarian, German) and
multimedia documents (text+images). The project partners include:
Reuters Group Plc, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University
of London), Universit´┐Ż degli Studi di Milano, the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, and Universit´┐Ż di Genova.

Candidates for this position should be energetic, highly motivated and
will be expected to hold a PhD degree or have equivalent academic or
industrial experience in information retrieval and/or machine
learning. A good publication record in international conferences is
desirable. Candidates must have good computational skills (we
currently use Java, Perl and C/C++) and must either have a fundamental
understanding of both text and image processing or be willing to
acquire these skills. Proficiency in English is required and good
communication skills are a must.

XRCE offers excellent salaries and benefits (and relocation package),
excellent computing facilities and the opportunity to work in a
leading international research institute. The successful candidate
will be located in Grenoble (France), in the foothills of the Alps,
providing access to some of the best outdoors in the world (activities
in this region include: snowboarding, skiing, golfing, hiking,
kayaking, paragliding, rock climbing, fishing etc.). Please refer to
the XRCE webpages ( for further information
regarding this position and on our research centre.

The position is for a period of 18 months, possibly leading to a
permanent position and is available immediately.

Informal enquires regarding this position can be made to:
 Nicola Cancedda, Tel: +33-476-61-5159,
 James Shanahan, Tel: +33-476-61-5113,

Applications should consist of a resume and a recent journal or
conference paper and can be submitted preferably by email
(, and or by post to the following address:

 Mr. Christophe Mitenne
 Human Resources
 Xerox Research Centre Europe
 6, chemin de Maupertuis
 38240 MEYLAN, France

mentioning the position reference number: MLTT 0101
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