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LINGUIST List 21.1905

Wed Apr 21 2010

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: PhD or Post Doc, Utrecht University

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        1.    Yvonne van Adrichem, Computational Linguistics: PhD or Post Doc, Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Netherlands

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: PhD or Post Doc, Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Netherlands
Date: 19-Apr-2010
From: Yvonne van Adrichem <uil-otsuu.nl>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD or Post Doc, Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities
Department: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS)
Job Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.uu.nl/EN/faculties/Humanities/research/researchinstitutes/uilots/Pages/default.aspx
Job Rank: PhD or Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

Positions for 2 PhD researchers or Post docs in Computational Linguistics(1
fte each)

The current opening is for:PhD/post doc project 1 (vacancy no. 681018-A)
starting date 1-10-2010 (negotiable, post doc between 1 Oct 2010 and 1 Feb
2011): The project, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, uses annotated
entailments for developing machine learning algorithms that recognize
unseen entailments on the basis of lexical/syntactic tools and resources.
The learning model will use a semantically annotated corpus as a training
set for acquiring semantically relevant information from other resources
(e.g. WordNet, Penn Treebank, OpenCyc) when parsing entailments.

The project uses methods from computational linguistics and machine learning.

For a more detailed project description:
http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html#4

PhD project 2 (vacancy no 691018-B) starting date 1-10-2010 (negotiable):
The project, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, develops a computational
version of formal semantic theory that is suitable for annotating a corpus
of textual entailments. The PhD researcher will accompany actual annotation
of an entailment corpus. The annotated corpus and annotation principles
will be used for the automatic acquisition of textual entailments.

The project uses methods from computational linguistics and formal semantics.

For a more detailed project description:
http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html#5

Applicants for a post doc employment hold a PhD (completed at least one
month prior to employment), as well as demonstrated capacities as an
independent researcher, in the form of publications. You have a PhD in
statistical computational linguistics, with specific experience in machine
learning techniques.

Applicants for a PhD position have a MA/MSc in computer science or
computational linguistics, with specific experience in machine learning
techniques. Candidates expecting to graduate by 1 September 2010 can also
apply.

For further information, please contact the programme leader at the UiL
OTS, Dr. Yoad Winter, e-mail Y.Winteruu.nl, or the UiL-OTS PhD coordinator
Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telephone +31-30-2536183, e-mail
M.Schoorlemmeruu.nl. You may also consult our institute's website:
http://www.uu.nl/uilots. The full programme description is available at:
http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/main.html

Applications should include
- a letter of motivation
- a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details
- the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone
numbers or e-mail addresses).
- preferably: two reference letters

In addition, PhD applicants should include
- transcripts of academic results
- an MA thesis or (if the thesis is not available yet) some alternative
piece of written work

In addition, post doc applicants should include:
- PhD thesis
- one selected publication

E-mail applications (preferred) should be sent in pdf or doc format to
Humanitiesjobs.gwuu.nl and should specify the applicant's name and the
vacancy number 681018-A or B in the message as well as in the topic,
include a list of attachments in the message, and specify the applicant's
name in each attachment's title.

Written applications should be sent to the Personnel Department at the
address below. Please refer to the vacancy number 681018-A or B as well as
to the website where you found this advertisement.

Interviews are planned on June 8, 2010.

Application Deadline: 05-May-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
P&O Department
Kromme Nieuwegracht 46
Utrecht 3512 HJ
Netherlands
Email Address for Applications: Humanitiesjobs.gwuu.nl
Contact Information:
Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer
Email: m.schoorlemmeruu.nl
Phone: 0031302536183

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