LINGUIST List 16.1122

Fri Apr 08 2005

Jobs: Text/Corpus Ling: Rank Open, European Commission

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        1.    Ralf Steinberger, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Rank Open, European Commission, Italy

Message 1: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Rank Open, European Commission, Italy

Date: 08-Apr-2005
From: Ralf Steinberger <>
Subject: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Rank Open, European Commission, Italy

University or Organization: European Commission
Department: Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Job Rank: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Subject: Job opening at the JRC for nationals of EU Enlargement countries
Target Group: Citizens of new or future EU countries
Deadline: 17 June 2005
Starding Date: Early 2006
Duration: 12 months
Host: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Location: Ispra, Lago Maggiore, Northern Italy (see map)
Langtech Web:

There is an open call for expression of interest for a one-year position in
the field of Language Technology (and more posts in other areas) at the
European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, at the Lago
Maggiore in Northern Italy. Applicants from the fields of Computational
Linguistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Linguistics, Statistics or
related areas are particularly welcome.

Background / Nationality Requirement
To support the enlargement of the European Union (EU), the JRC promotes the
gradual integration of the new EU Member States, of Acceding Countries and
Candidate Countries (NMS/AC/CC) in the European Research Area (ERA) and
assists them in particular through an increased participation in the
relevant JRC activities by offering training and mobility possibilities.
Special attention will be given to candidatures of experts from NMS/ACs/CCs
associated to the EU RTD Framework Programme namely: Bulgaria, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland,
Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey.

Work Contents
The specific call for the field of Language Technology can be found at
Possible tasks depend on the profile of the applicants, but will involve
the participation in current research projects, and possibly the adaptation
of existing text mining tools to further languages. Applicants should have
good programming skills and an interest in producing hands-on results.

The JRC's Language Technology group specialises in multilingual text
analysis applications providing cross-lingual information access, with a
focus on news analysis (see and Fields of interest are information
extraction, named entity recognition, scenario template filling, Semantic
Web applications, terminology extraction and dictionary generation from
parallel corpora, thesaurus indexing, multilingual text classification and
clustering, document relevance-ranking, monolingual and cross-lingual
document similarity calculation, topic detection and tracking,
visualisation of textual information, etc. For more information and for
scientific contacts, see

Place of Work / Deadline
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.

Interested persons should send the application form together with their CV
and a list of publications to before 17 June 2005. The
submitted applications will be evaluated and a reply will be sent to the
applicants by September 2005.

Address for Applications:

Dr. Anne-Marie Morrissey
Email applications only

Application Deadline: 17-Jun-2005

Contact Information:

Dr. Ralf Steinberger
Phone: +39 0332 78 6271

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