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LINGUIST List 18.3838

Thu Dec 20 2007

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, EML Research

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        1.    Michael Strube, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, EML Research, Heidelburg, Germany

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, EML Research, Heidelburg, Germany
Date: 19-Dec-2007
From: Michael Strube <strubeeml-research.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, EML Research, Heidelburg, Germany
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Institution/Organization: EML Research
Department: NLP Group
Web Address: http://www.eml-research.de/nlp

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


A position for a researcher/PhD student (half-time position) is available in the
NLP group at EML Research starting March 1st, 2008, or as soon as possible
thereafter. The possibility of pursuing a PhD can be arranged in cooperation
with the University of Heidelberg - assuming that all formal requirements are

The successful candidate will be working in a project funded by the European
Union dealing with semantic access to large audio databases originating mainly
from court proceedings. The subproject carried out at EML Research regards in
particular recognizing deception using shallow NLP techniques.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in computational linguistics and
possess a Master's or a Diploma degree in either computational linguistics,
computer science or linguistics. Experience with machine learning and
corpus-based methods as well as knowledge about statistics will be very useful.
Java programming skills are required. Some knowledge of Italian will be a plus.
The project will be funded for two years.

EML Research gGmbH is a private non-profit research laboratory dedicated to
basic and applied research in IT with a focus on bioinformatics and natural
language processing. The NLP group is an interdisciplinary research group that
works on applications in the area of discourse and dialogue, in particular
coreference resolution, lexical semantics, text generation, automatic
summarization, and knowledge extraction from semistructured input (see the
website listed above).

To apply, please send CV to the application mailing address listed below.

Email: baerbel.mack [at] eml-r.villa-bosch.de

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Michael Strube.

Applications Deadline: 20-Jan-2008

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Dr. Andreas Reuter
        Scientific and Managing Director
        EML Research gGmbH
        Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33
        69118 Heidelberg

Web Address for Applications: http://www.eml-research.de/english/jobs/index.php

Contact Information:
        Dr. Michael Strube

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