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LINGUIST List 23.940

Fri Feb 24 2012

Jobs: Computational Semantics: Post Doc, Università di Trento

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        1.     Roberto Zamparelli , Computational Semantics: Post Doc, Università di Trento, Rovereto, TN, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy


Message 1: Computational Semantics: Post Doc, Università di Trento, Rovereto, TN, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
Date: 23-Feb-2012
From: Roberto Zamparelli <roberto.zamparelliunitn.it>
Subject: Computational Semantics: Post Doc, Università di Trento, Rovereto, TN, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
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University or Organization: Università di Trento
Department: DISCOF
Job Location: Rovereto, TN, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
Web Address: http://www.unitn.it
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Computational Semantics


Description:

The CIMeC-CLIC laboratory of the University of Trento, an interdisciplinary
group of researchers studying language and conceptualization using both
computational and cognitive methods (http://clic.cimec.unitn.it), announces
the availability of 1 (renewable) 2-year Post-Doc position.

The scholarship is funded by a 5-year European Research Council Starting
Grant awarded to the COMPOSES (COMPositional Operations in
SEmantic SPACE) project (http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/composes), that aims at
modeling composition in distributional semantics. The project is expected to
have strong impact on both theoretical and computational semantics, as
well as their cognitive underpinnings.

Desired Profile:
- Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, we seek a brilliant
researcher with a profile in formal and/or computational semantics (areas of
special interest: Montague Grammar and its derivatives, categorial
grammar)
- It is preferable that the candidate possess at least basic programming
skills and a reasonable knowledge of statistics
- The candidate will be expected to have an interest in working in an
interdisciplinary environment, since the other participants in the project are
computational and theoretical linguists, psycholinguists
and machine learning experts

The Research Environment:
The CLIC lab (http://clic.cimec.unitn.it) is a unit of the University of Trento's
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC, http://www.unitn.it/en/cimec), an
English-speaking, interdisciplinary center for research on brain and
cognition whose staff includes neuroscientists, psychologists,
(computational) linguists, computer scientists and physicists.

CLIC consists of researchers from the Departments of Computer Science
(DISI) and Cognitive Science (DISCoF) carrying out research on a range
of topics including concept acquisition, corpus-based computational
semantics, combining NLP and computer vision, combining brain and
corpus data to study cognition, formal semantics and theoretical linguistics.
Modeling composition in distributional semantics is increasingly a focus
point of CLIC, and activity in this area is growing considerably thanks to
COMPOSES funds.

CLIC is part of the larger network of research labs focusing on Natural
Language Processing and related domains in the Trento region, that is
quickly becoming one of the areas with the highest concentration of
researchers in NLP and related fields anywhere in Europe.

The CLIC/CIMeC laboratories are located in beautiful Rovereto, a lively
town in the middle of the Alps, close to North lake Garda, famous for its
contemporary art museum, the quality of its wine, and the range of outdoors
sport and relax opportunities it offers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rovereto

Application Information:
For further information, please send an expression of interest to
marco.baroniunitn.it, attaching a CV. The position is available
immediately and open until filled.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: marco.baroniunitn.it
Contact Information:
Roberto Zamparelli
Email: roberto.zamparelliunitn.it


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