LINGUIST List 26.2953

Fri Jun 19 2015

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Pennsylvania

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 19-Jun-2015
From: Charles Yang <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Computer and Information Science and Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computational Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow research associate position in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a full time position for 24 months, starting immediately.

The main aim of this project is to develop new unsupervised algorithms to extract several levels of linguistic structure including morphology, part of speech (POS) tags, and noun phrases from unannotated corpora. The project will exploit many different descriptive properties and constraints of language, all of which are close to universal in applicability. Such so-called universals have been developed across a wide range of often conflicting theoretical frameworks by both theoretical and descriptive linguists over many years, and we intend to shamelessly exploit them all.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Profs. Mitch Marcus and Lyle Ungar in Computer and Information Science and Prof. Charles Yang in Linguistics.


The candidate should have a very strong background in Natural Language Processing and possess a PhD in either Computational Linguistics or Computer Science with a good publication record. Experience in machine learning, good programming skills, and a good knowledge of modern linguistics are required.

How to Apply

If interested, please email your CV and the names and contact information of three or more references to Mitch Marcus at the email provided below.

Contact: Mitch Marcus (, Lyle Ungar (, and Charles Yang (

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Charles Yang

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