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Sun Jun 17 2001

Jobs: Comp Ling Postdocs, Amsterdam U The Netherlands

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  1. Maarten de Rijke, Computational Linguistics: 2 Postdoc Positions at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: 2 Postdoc Positions at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 23:23:40 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Maarten de Rijke <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: 2 Postdoc Positions at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Two Postdoc Positions in the Computational and Applied Logic Group
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Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
Universiteit van Amsterdam

The Computational and Applied Logic Group at the University of
Amsterdam is searching for highly motivated candidates with a PhD in
computer science, computational linguistics, or a related discipline,
for two postdoc positions, one in each of the following research

 o computational logic (with an emphasis on implementation and evaluation
 of automated reasoning systems)

 o natural language processing (with an emphasis on logic-based approaches
 to information retrieval tasks such as question-answering, navigation, 
 and summarization)

Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct
research in computational logic and/or natural language processing.
Desirable criteria for both positions are: relevant industrial
experience; a record of project-based work; ability to supervise and
inspire PhD students.

These positions are funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific
Research and the University of Amsterdam, as part of the `Pionier' project
`Computing with Meaning.' This is an interdisciplinary project aimed at
identifying and using meaningful information in natural language texts. 
The project will experiment with computational logic architectures that can
handle linguistic information structures at various levels of detail; this
involves new systems of flexible logics and algorithms, suitably combined. 
The project has a generous equipment and travel budget. Please consult for more
information about the project.

Both positions are renewable for up to four years. While both
positions are research positions, candidates are expected to play an
active role in supervising PhD students. In addition, candidates may
be asked to assist with courses related to their research areas. The
salary will be between 5416 Guilders and 7128 Guilders, gross per
month. Knowledge of Dutch is not a prerequisite, and candidates can
be of any nationality. The starting date should be between September
1, 2001 and January 1, 2002.

Anyone interested in these positions is invited to contact Maarten de
Rijke at Applicants should submit a full resume
including a list of publications, a statement of research interests,
and the names and email addresses of at least three references to the
same address by July 15, 2001.

Research interests within the Computational and Applied Logic group
range from automated reasoning, constraint programming, satisfability
checking, and formal verification to digital libraries, information
retrieval, computational semantics, and knowledge engineering. The
group is strongly internationally oriented, and currently consists of
15 people; it is expected to grow substantially over the next year.
Further details on the group can be found at

Maarten de Rijke | Computational and Applied Logic Group | ILLC
U of Amsterdam | Plantage Muidergracht 24 | 1018 TV Amsterdam | NL
Phone: +31 20 525 6511 / +31 6 28 194 881 | Fax: +31 20 525 5101
E-mail: | URL:
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