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LINGUIST List 18.586

Thu Feb 22 2007

Jobs: Natural Lang Processing: Researcher, Darmstadt U of Technology

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        1.    Iryna Gurevych, Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Date: 20-Feb-2007
From: Iryna Gurevych <gurevychtk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

University or Organization: Darmstadt University of Technology
Department: Computer Science, Telecooperation
Web Address: http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Research positions in NLP: Community Mining / Semantic Information
Retrieval / Discourse in Web 2.0

Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Group (Department of Telecooperation,
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany) has several openings in
Natural Language Processing (doctoral or postdoctoral level):

The first position (PhD or Post Doc) is in the area of Community Mining,
with a focus on recognizing trends and opinions about services in the
Internet communities. Hereby, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine
Learning techniques will be utilized. The trends and opinions about
services have to be extracted and summarized from the user-generated content.

The second position (PhD or Post Doc) will investigate the use of
information retrieval (IR) and NLP techniques in service discovery and
retrieval. Hereby, natural language descriptions of services will be
analyzed and semantically enhanced IR techniques will be employed to
improve currently existing service search interfaces. Both positions are
part of THESEUS, a large scale German project in semantic information
processing. The research will be carried out in close cooperation with
academic and industrial partners. The payment is according to the German
public service scale (BAT).

The third position (Post Doc) has the focus on analyzing new types of
discourse (user-generated content) related to Web 2.0 technologies, e.g.
wikis, blogs, forums, etc. Accessing the knowledge contained in such
documents has to be automatically supported, by e.g. assessing the quality,
aggregating and summarizing the content. Related projects can be proposed
by the applicant. This position is funded through the Research Program
"Quality in eLearning through Regenerative Processes" by the German
Research Council (DFG) and the Federal State of Hesse and has the duration
of two years.

The candidates will work as part of Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Group
(http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/). The group uses and develops algorithms
in the context of Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and
Text Mining to solve problems related to answering information needs,
finding and summarizing relevant information, mining structured information
from unstructured documents and employing this knowledge to provide
semantically enhanced information management capabilities.

Candidates should have a degree (Diploma, Master or PhD) in computer
science, computational linguistics, or a related discipline. We assume
strong programming skills and the ability to work in team with other
researchers and industrial partners. The group strives for high
international research standards. Therefore, relevant background, research
experience and publications in NLP are a definite asset, especially for
post doctoral applicants.

Application Address:
Max Mühlhäuser, Dr. Iryna Gurevych
Telecooperation, FB 20 Computer Science
Technical University of Darmstadt
Hochschulstrasse 10
Darmstadt 64289

Application Email: gurevychtk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

Application Deadline: 05-Mar-2007 (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Dr. Iryna Gurevych
Email: gurevychtk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
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