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LINGUIST List 24.3086

Tue Jul 30 2013

Support: Computational Linguistics/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Jul-2013
From: Martin Volk <volkcl.uzh.ch>
Subject: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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Institution/Organization: University of Zurich
Department: Institute of Computational Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.cl.uzh.ch

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Machine Translation
Required Language(s): English (eng)
French (fra)
German (deu)
Spanish (spa)


The Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student to work in the project 'MODERN: Modeling Discourse Entities and Relations for Coherent Machine Translation'. MODERN is a Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and coordinated by Idiap in Martigny (Switzerland). The project aims at advancing the state of art in inter-sentential machine translation. Funding is available for a period of three years.

- Master or Diploma in computational linguistics or related field
- Experience in developing statistical machine translation systems
- Strong programming skills
- Languages: good English and German skills (other languages are a plus)

- Collecting and annotating corpora for discourse-aware MT
- Building ontologies as semantic models for MT
- Implementing and evaluating caching models for rule based and statistical MT

- Salary according to the Swiss National Science Foundation rates (from 42,000 CHF (1st year) to 48,000 CHF (3rd year))
- Support for conference and summer school attendance
- Small and enthusiastic team
- Collaboration with Idiap in Martigny
- High standard of living in one of the most attractive European cities: Zurich (with a large lake and the Alps nearby)

Proposed starting date:
As soon as possible

Applications (including a CV and academic record) should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Martin Volk (volkcl.uzh.ch)

Application Deadline: 31-August-2013

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2013

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Prof. Martin Volk
University of Zurich, Institute of Computational Linguistics
Binzm├╝hlestrasse 32
Zurich 8050

Web Address for Applications: http://www.cl.uzh.ch

Contact Information:
Prof. Martin Volk
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