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LINGUIST List 22.2296

Tue May 31 2011

Support: German & Comp Ling: PhD Student, Uni of Zurich, Switzerland

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        1.     Stefan Hoefler , German, Standard & Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: German, Standard & Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 30-May-2011
From: Stefan Hoefler <hoeflercl.uzh.ch>
Subject: German, Standard & Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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Institution/Organization: University of Zurich, Switzerland
Department: Institute of Computational Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.cl.uzh.ch

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): German, Standard (deu)


The Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Z├╝rich
is looking for a PhD student to carry out research in the project
"Automated Detection of Styleguide Violations in Legislative Drafts".

The project aims at developing methods and tools for automated style
checking in the domain of legislative editing.


- Licentiate or Master degree in Computational Linguistics or a related field
- Languages: good command of German and English
- Good programming skills

The PhD student will be expected to work closely with the members of
our team on:

- Processing (tokenizing, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, ...) Swiss
legislative texts written in German
- Building an annotated corpus of Swiss legislative texts
- Implementing a user-friendly front-end for a legislative style checker
- Developing strategies for the detection of specific components of
legislative texts


- Scholarship 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

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Hess
Project leader: Dr. Stefan Hoefler

The position can be filled immediately and has secured funding for 36 months.

Please send your CV, your academic record and a short letter of
interest by 22 June 2011 to:

Dr. Stefan Hoefler (stefan.hoefleruzh.ch)

Applications Deadline: 22-Jun-2011

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Stefan Hoefler
        University of Zurich, Institute of Computational Linguistics
        Binzmuehlestrasse 14
        Zurich CH-8050

Contact Information:
        Dr. Stefan Hoefler

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