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LINGUIST List 19.144

Sun Jan 13 2008

Jobs: Portuguese & Lexicography & Comp Ling: Post Doc, ILTEC

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        1.     ILTEC, Portuguese & Lexicography and Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, ILTEC, Lisbon, Portugal

Message 1: Portuguese & Lexicography and Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, ILTEC, Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 12-Jan-2008
From: ILTEC <direciltec.pt>
Subject: Portuguese & Lexicography and Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, ILTEC, Lisbon, Portugal
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University or Organization: ILTEC
Job Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Web Address: http://www.iltec.pt/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Lexicography; Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Portuguese (por)


The Institute for Theoretical and Computational Linguistics (ILTEC) is
looking for a post-doc fellow for a period of five years, to start before
May 2007. The position is part of the Ciência 2008 program of the
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

The primary task of the candidate is to develop research under the Portal
da Língua Portuguesa project, and ideally assume responsibility for the
project over time. The Portal is a project to develop and maintain an
online resource about the Portuguese language, with a primary focus on
lexical information.

The candidate is expected to eventually supervise the lexicographic part of
the further development of the lexicographic model behind the MorDebe
database, to supervise the team of linguists working on the Portal, and
collaborate in the further development of the software behind the web site
and its content management system. Apart from that, the candidate is
expected to (further) develop his or her own line of research and
encouraged to submit projects to national and international project calls.

The MorDebe database is a lexical information system developed at the ILTEC
institute. At its core it is a large-scale full-form lexicon, construed
with strict lexicographic criteria. It has a modular design, in which
additional modules can provide additional types of information for the
basic lemma list. The database already contains modules providing
information about derivational relations between lemmas, gentile
information, proper names, and grammatical characterizations, and more
modules are under development. The most significant module under
development is a database of phonetic transcription of the standard
pronunciation in European Portuguese for all the lemmas in the database.
The system is under constant revision, with the maintenance of the existing
modules, the improvement of the lexicographic quality of the database, and
the development of new modules for the system.

Candidates should have a PhD in the area of linguistics and have at least
three years of research experience since the completion of their PhD.
Preferably, the candidate should have experience in the area of
computational lexicography, with both a strong theoretical background in
the area of lexicology and/or morphology, and practical experience in
programming. Given that the project concerns lexicographic data of
Portuguese, knowledge of the language is important, yet not indispensable.

The candidature should contain an introductory letter detailing the
candidate's expectation with regard to working on this project, and a
complete CV.

The position consists of a contract for a fixed period of 5 years, and
consists of a full research position with no teaching obligations. The
yearly salary for the position is just over €42.000, equal to that of an
assistant professor.

ILTEC is a small research center in Lisbon, Portugal, founded in 1988. It
has an autonomous status, but strong ties to the two major universities in
Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa and Universidade Nova de Lisboa). It is
located off-campus in the center of the city, and provides a stimulating
research environment, both for senior and junior researchers. In the last
national evaluation of research centers, the institute got a "very good" (4
out of 5) rating.

The research of ILTEC is divided in three research groups: Language and
Linguistic Diversity, Lexicon and Computational Modeling, and Discourse and
Literacy. More information about the ILTEC institute can be found on the
website (listed above).

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Rua Conde de Redondo, 74, 5º
1150-109 Lisboa
Lisbon 1150-109
Email Address for Applications: direciltec.pt
Contact Information:
Email: direciltec.pt
Phone: (+ 351) 213563082
Fax: (+ 351) 213528112

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