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LINGUIST List 21.1786

Tue Apr 13 2010

Jobs: English/German/French/Machine Translation:Researcher, U of Zurich

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        1.    Martin Volk, English; German; French; Machine Translation: Researcher - PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: English; German; French; Machine Translation: Researcher - PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 12-Apr-2010
From: Martin Volk <volkcl.uzh.ch>
Subject: English; German; French; Machine Translation: Researcher - PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich
Department: Computational Linguistics
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.cl.uzh.ch/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Machine Translation

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German, Standard (deu)

Description:

The Machine Translation research group at the Institute of Computational
Linguistics of the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student to
work in the project 'Domain-specific Statistical Machine Translation'. The
project aims at building machine translation systems for alpine texts (such
as mountaineering reports) between English, French and German.

Qualifications:
- Master or Diploma in Computational Linguistics or related field
- Languages: good English skills, basic skills in German and French
- Good programming skills
- Experience in Statistical Machine Translation is a plus

Tasks:
- Corpus preparation of our alpine text collection from the British and
Swiss Alpine Clubs
- Named-entity recognition and term extraction over the alpine text collection
- Exploitation of parallel and comparable parts of the corpus
- Experiments in Statistical Machine Translation

Benefits:
- Salary according to the Swiss National Science Foundation rules (40,000
CHF - 46,000 CHF annually)
- Additional earnings through teaching assignments possible
- Support for conference and summer school attendance
- Small and enthusiastic team
- High standard of living in one of the most attractive European cities: Zurich

The position can be filled immediately and has secured funding for 18
months. An extension for another 2 years is intended.
Please send your CV, your academic record and a short letter of interest to
Prof. Dr. Martin Volk (volkcl.uzh.ch)

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2010

Email Address for Applications: volkcl.uzh.ch
Contact Information:
Martin Volk
Email: volkcl.uzh.ch
Phone: 0041446354317

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