LINGUIST List 12.549

Tue Feb 27 2001

Jobs: Comp Ling at EC Joint Research Center, Italy

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  1. Ralf Steinberger, Comp Ling at EC Joint Research Centre, Italy

Message 1: Comp Ling at EC Joint Research Centre, Italy

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 15:30:57 -0000
From: Ralf Steinberger <>
Subject: Comp Ling at EC Joint Research Centre, Italy

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is looking for a
one-year Auxiliary Agent, starting approximately in May 2001, to
contribute to its Language Technology projects at the JRC-Ispra site
near the Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy.

The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary and international team
of scientists and developers and will contribute to two projects. The
first one is concerned with the automatic assignment of keywords from
a multilingual thesaurus to text, using statistical methods and a
manually indexed text collection. The second project has the aim of
gathering potentially user-relevant documents from the internet and to
analyse, classify and store them. The ideal candidate has a practical
approach and knows how to use, integrate and optimise different tools
in the Windows NT environment.

Requirements: Degree in Computational Linguistics or related areas;
PERL programming experience; working knowledge of English; experience
of working with large corpora or data collections; citizenship of a EU

Desirable knowledge: Knowledge of statistics for automatic
classification and similar applications; knowledge of French, German,
Italian or other European languages; experience with further
programming languages such as C or Java; knowledge of HTML and XML.

Remuneration depends on age, family status, experience and current
residence. The salary for a single person currently residing outside
Italy is approximately 3,000 Euro per month net (after taxes).

We offer interesting work in an expanding team and in an attractive
setting. The JRC employs altogether 2400 staff from many different
countries. 1800 of these work at the Ispra site in Northern Italy,
about 60 km West of the city of Milan.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Ralf
Steinberger ( The deadline for applications
is 18.03.2001. Electronic applications are preferred.

Dr. Ralf Steinberger (
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (
Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety (ISIS)
RMDS - Project 25
T.P. 361
I - 21020 Ispra (VA)
Tel: + 39 - 0332 78 6271
Fax: + 39 - 0332 78 9098
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