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LINGUIST List 19.2282

Thu Jul 17 2008

Jobs: Comp Ling, NLP: Post Doc, University of Lisbon

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        1.     Castro, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 17-Jul-2008
From: Castro <directivaclul.ul.pt>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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University or Organization: University of Lisbon
Department: Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa
Job Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Web Address: http://www.clul.ul.pt
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


The Linguistics Center of the University of Lisbon is seeking to integrate
in its SKAi (Sources, Knowledge and Modelling) group two post-doctoral
research fellows, specialized in Computational Linguistics or Computer
Science to develop and improve new and existing resources combining NLP and
statistics. Both positions have a maximal duration of five years.

The work to be accomplished by the 2 post-doctoral fellows aims at
implementing infrastructures for the existing Linguistic Resources, which
should converge toward new applications and paths for corpus-based
approaches and primary sources exploitations. The ultimate goal is to
attain international high-quality standards in this field.

The work involves tasks such as:
- Developing human language technology applications, including market
research and evaluation, planning, overseeing activities related to
development and programming;
- Developing an integrated infrastructure for large-scale resources and
other corpora and lexicons, assuring their availability;
- Participation in customizing, further developing and creating linguistic
relational databases;
- Establishing automatic processes of information extraction;
- Application of statistical NLP tasks;
- Development of corpus annotation systems.

- PhD degree in Computational Linguistics or in Computer Science;
- Strong background in computational linguistics and linguistics
- Knowledge about Natural Language Processing and corpus-based methods;
- Experience with statistical NLP techniques;
- Demonstrated proficiency in Portuguese (preferential) and in English;
- Strong programming experience (Perl, Python, Java, C/C++);
- Good working knowledge of SQL.
- Three years of postdoctoral experience (preferential).

For a closer description of the overall research and the different research
groups of the center, consult the website listed above.

Salary: 43k€ (annual)

To apply, send by email a CV, a letter of motivation and two letters of
recommendation or two names and contact information for two references.

Application Deadline: 08-Sep-2008

Contact Information:
Amália Mendes
Email: amalia.mendesclul.ul.pt

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