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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics [Other]
Application Deadline: 25-Mar-2012
Supporting Institution: HITS gGmbH
NLP Group
LL Issue: 23.874
Posted: 20-Feb-2012
Support Description: PhD scholarship available in the NLP group at the Heidelberg Institute for
Theoretical Studies (HITS) in Heidelberg, Germany

One PhD scholarship is available for a PhD student in Natural Language
Processing/Computational Linguistics, in particular in the areas of Discourse
Processing, Natural Language Generation, Lexical Semantics, Automatic
Summarization, Sentiment Analysis. Different topics may be possible as long as
they are within the general interests of the NLP group (semantics, pragmatics,
discourse, generation, see http://www.h-its.org/nlp).The scholarship will be
granted initially for two years with the possibility for a one year extension
after successful evaluation (please refer to
http://www.h-its.org/english/info/ST_PHD-scholarship.php for terms and conditions).

The candidate should have a strong background in computational linguistics and
possess a Masters or a Diploma degree in either computational linguistics,
computer science, or linguistics with a specialization in Natural Language
Processing. Experience with machine learning and corpus-based methods and
knowledge about statistics are a plus. Strong programming skills, preferably in
Java, are required.

HITS gGmbH is a private non-profit research institute carrying out
multidisciplinary research in the computational sciences. It receives its base
funding from the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

The NLP group at HITS is an interdisciplinary research group that works on
applications in the area of discourse and dialogue, in particular coreference
resolution, lexical semantics, text generation, automatic summarization, and
knowledge extraction from semistructured input. The NLP group at HITS works
closely together with the Computational Linguistics Department at the University
of Heidelberg. The PhD student will participate in a jointly organized PhD

To apply, please enter your application via the following link:
https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=5q7c605 (reference PhD NLP

Applications must be submitted by March 25, 2012. Please note that applications
not submitted via the online system will not be considered. Inquiries about the
position can be directed at Michael Strube (michael.strube (at) h-its.org).
Application Web Address: https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=5q7c605
Contact Information: Prof. Michael Strube