LINGUIST List 21.1786

Tue Apr 13 2010

Jobs: English/German/French/Machine Translation:Researcher, U of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Christy Bird <christylinguistlist.org>


        1.    Martin Volk, English; German; French; Machine Translation: Researcher - PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: English; German; French; Machine Translation: Researcher - PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 12-Apr-2010
From: Martin Volk <volkcl.uzh.ch>
Subject: English; German; French; Machine Translation: Researcher - PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich Department: Computational Linguistics Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland Web Address: http://www.cl.uzh.ch/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Machine Translation

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)                             German, Standard (deu)
Description:

The Machine Translation research group at the Institute of ComputationalLinguistics of the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student towork in the project 'Domain-specific Statistical Machine Translation'. Theproject aims at building machine translation systems for alpine texts (suchas mountaineering reports) between English, French and German.

Qualifications:- Master or Diploma in Computational Linguistics or related field- Languages: good English skills, basic skills in German and French- Good programming skills- Experience in Statistical Machine Translation is a plus

Tasks:- Corpus preparation of our alpine text collection from the British andSwiss Alpine Clubs- Named-entity recognition and term extraction over the alpine text collection- Exploitation of parallel and comparable parts of the corpus- Experiments in Statistical Machine Translation

Benefits:- Salary according to the Swiss National Science Foundation rules (40,000CHF - 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

The position can be filled immediately and has secured funding for 18months. An extension for another 2 years is intended.Please send your CV, your academic record and a short letter of interest toProf. Dr. Martin Volk (volkcl.uzh.ch)

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2010 Email Address for Applications: volkcl.uzh.ch Contact Information:
Martin Volk Email: volkcl.uzh.ch Phone: 0041446354317

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