LINGUIST List 12.2032

Mon Aug 13 2001

Jobs: Modified: Research Fellowships, JRC, Italy

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  1. Ralf Steinberger, Modified Re: 12.1902: Scientific fellowships at the EC's JRC

Message 1: Modified Re: 12.1902: Scientific fellowships at the EC's JRC

Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 10:58:36 +0100
From: Ralf Steinberger <>
Subject: Modified Re: 12.1902: Scientific fellowships at the EC's JRC

There is an open call for scientific fellowships at the European
Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra near the Lago Maggiore in
Northern Italy. You will find information on this subject at the site .

For fellowships to work specifically on Language Technology (LT)
applications, please have a look at the Research Fellowships at ISIS
(Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety; The
JRC work program sections most concerned with Language Technology
applications are I.3.a and I.3.b (Serving the Citizen - Benefiting
from the Information Society). For a brief description of our LT work,
see below.

The team working on LT applications is rather small so that we only
anticipate a very limited number of grant assignments in this field.
Commencing date is likely to be Spring 2002, but the application has to be
handed in by 15 September.

Applications for post-doc grants (Ph.D. or equivalent work experience;
3300 - 5000 Euro/month) with a duration of between 6 and 24 months are
preferred over applications for post-graduate grants (duration of 6 to 36
months; 2300 - 3500 Euro/month).

Current LT activities at the EC's Joint Research Centre

We are a small, multi-disciplinary and international team of scientists and
developers working on a range of applications with focus on giving
cross-language information access to multilingual textual data. Applications
of interest are

- multilingual retrieval of potentially relevant documents using intelligent
agent technology
- document analysis, incl. the recognition of the document language, the
recognition of named entities, the identification of open class and
closed-class keywords, text classification and document similarity
- visualisation of the contents of single documents (document profiles) and
of whole document collections (document maps)

As we are aiming at eventually covering all eleven official EU languages, we
concentrate on mainly using statistical methods which can be ported from one
language to the other without an enormous amount of manual effort. For
questions, you can contact Ralf Steinberger. In case of interest, please
send a recent CV describing your experience and interests.

1. Please note that, for the application to be valid, you MUST hand in the
official application form (available at ). 

2. Before applying, please have a close look at the eligibility criteria ), in particular
the ones regarding nationality and age. 

3. For a list of eligible nationalities, see . Please note that applications from
nationals of the PECO countries (Pre-Accession Countries) are particularly
welcome, as are applications from female researchers. 

4. For post-doc grants (category 30), it is not necessary to fill in the
section 'research objectives and content' in detail. At this stage, two or
three lines indicating the general field of interest will be sufficient. 

- --------------------------------
Dr. Ralf Steinberger (
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (
T.P. 361
I - 21020 Ispra (VA)
Tel: + 39 - 0332 78 6271
Fax: + 39 - 0332 78 9098
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