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LINGUIST List 16.3125

Sat Oct 29 2005

Support: Portuguese/Computational Ling: PhD Student, Lisbon

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        1.    António Branco, Portuguese & Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Message 1: Portuguese & Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 29-Oct-2005
From: António Branco <Antonio.Brancodi.fc.ul.pt>
Subject: Portuguese & Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Lisbon, Portugal

University or Organization: University of Lisbon
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Portuguese NLP
Required Language(s): Portuguese (por)

PhD Studentships in Portuguese NLP

The NLX-Natural Language Group at the University of Lisbon has various positions
to work on the following topics: corpus and treebanking, ontologies, shallow and
deep linguistic processing. This work is carried on in view of areas such as
e-learning environments, the semantic web, question-answering or machine

The PhD studentships are for 1 year in first instance, renewable for up to 3
years in total. Positions start on 1st December 2005 (or a.s.a.p.), and provide
an annual maintenance grant in a range starting from euro 12,780 (tax free,
social security and 24h insurance included). The positions are available to both
EU- and non-EU-applicants. They all require residence in Lisbon, 35 hours/week
research, and the stipend must result in a PhD dissertation.

Our ideal candidates have a strong background in (one or more of) natural
language processing, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics,
cognitive science, or a related field. Good programming skills and experience
are a strong asset. Native or near-native competence in Portuguese is crucial.
Good communication skills in English (written and oral) are important.
Applicants should have a keen interest in problem solving and NLP and a capacity
to conduct individual and collaborative research consonant with the projects
underway at NLX-Group.

The successful applicants will work in a team involved in research activities
being carried on in the scope of a number of national and international
projects, involving close collaboration with other departments and numerous
other Portuguese and international academic institutions. For more information
on the current activities of the NLX - Natural Language Group, see

Applicants should submit as soon as possible, or at the latest by November 15th,
* a letter of application
* detailed curriculum vitae
* copy of diploma together with a list of grades
* list and copies of publications (if any)
* names and email addresses of two referees
to Antonio.Branco _at_ di.fc.ul.pt with subject 'PhD Studentship application'.
This email address can be used also for informal inquiries (applications
conditional on the near completion of studies will be considered).

Address for Applications:

Prof. António Branco
Department of Informatics
University of Lisbon
Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa

Contact Information:

António Branco
Phone: +351 21 750 00 87
Fax: +351 21 750 00 84
Website: http://www.di.fc.ul.pt

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