LINGUIST List 14.1247

Sun May 4 2003

Jobs: Language Tech: Detached National Expert, Italy

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  1. ralf.steinberger, Language Technology: Detached National Expert, Italy

Message 1: Language Technology: Detached National Expert, Italy

Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 01:30:44 +0000
From: ralf.steinberger <>
Subject: Language Technology: Detached National Expert, Italy

University or Organization: 
 Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Rank of Job: Detached National Expert
Specialty Areas: Language Technology


People on this list may be interested in an open call for expression
of interest for positions as 'Detached National Expert' in the field
of Language Technology and other areas at the European Commission's
Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, at the Lago Maggiore in Northern
Italy. For detailed information, go to:

To support the EU enlargement policy, the JRC promotes the integration
of the EU Candidate Countries (CC) in the European Research Area (ERA)
and assists them in their preparation for the accession to the EU, in
particular through an increased participation in the relevant JRC
activities. Special attention will be given to candidatures of experts
from CCs associated to the EU RTD Framework Programme, namely:
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,
Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey.

The specific call for the field of Language Technology can be found

Possible tasks include (a) the compilation of a list of Language
Technology organisations, tools and resources existing in the EU
Candidate Countries, (b) participation in research projects, including
the adaptation of existing text mining tools to further languages, and
(c) the preparation of a proposal for project funding.

The JRC's Language Technology group specialises in multilingual and
cross-lingual text analysis applications, using mainly statistical
techniques and multilingual thesauri and nomenclatures. Fields of
activity are document gathering, information extraction, thesaurus
indexing, multilingual classification and clustering, document
similarity calculation visualisation of textual information, etc. For
more information, see

The JRC is situated in Ispra, in Northern Italy, about one hour West
of the city of Milan. Its 1700 international staff work in a
multi-disciplinary and multilingual environment.

Indicative duration of the stay is 3 to 12 months. Condition for
Detached National Experts is that they are temporarily detached from
their home organisation. They receive a 105 Euro per day supplement to
their home salary. For exact conditions, see the link to 'Detached
National Experts' on the web site:

Interested persons should send their CV together with the application
form to before 16 June 2003. The submitted applications
will be evaluated and a reply will be sent to the applicants at the
latest by September 2003. A reserve list of successful candidates will
be set up, which will be filled by the JRC according to the future
availability. The constitution of such a list does not present any
commitment for future employment by the European Commission.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Joint Research Centre

	Please apply by email to: 
	Applications are due by 16-Jun-2003

Contact Information:
	Ralf Steinberger
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