LINGUIST List 27.886

Thu Feb 18 2016

Jobs: Persian; Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Labex EFL

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Date: 18-Feb-2016
From: Pollet Samvelian <>
Subject: Persian; Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Labex EFL, Paris, France
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University or Organization: Labex EFL
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-doc automatic acquisition of lexicon and Persian complex predicates

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Persian, Iranian (pes)


Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics
Strand 6 - Language Resources
Job announcement

Job title: Automatic Acquisition of lexicon

Automatic acquisition of Persian compound verbs (complex predicates) and their semantic and syntactic properties from available online corpora (Wiki, etc.), with the possibility of extension to other related languages (ex. Pashto, Kurdish, etc.)

Job rank: Post Doc

Duration: One year

Job Location: Paris

University/laboratory: Sorbonne Paris Cité University, “Mondes iranien et indien” ( and Alpage ( laboratories

Salary: 2000 to 2400 euros per month (according to the applicant's experience), net of taxes

Application deadline: 18th March 2016

Interview: April 2016

Starting date: 1st May 2016

Contacts for application: Pollet Samvelian (, Benoît Crabbé ( and Cédric Gendrot (

Job description

The project consists in automatically enriching the PersPred database (, the first online syntactic and semantic multilingual database dedicated to Persian compound verbs (complex predicates). PersPred currently has 1600 entries. We aim at considerably improving the coverage of the database (by tripling the number of entries). We are also interested in the possibility of applying the methods elaborated for enriching PersPred to develop similar resources for other Iranian languages (Kurdish or Pashto, for instance, which like Persian resort to compound verbs.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in computational linguistics or computer science with an excellent knowledge in natural language processing. Familiarity with methods of automatic acquisition of lexical knowledge about multiword predicates is desirable.

Knowledge of Persian or at least familiarity with the Arabic script would be highly appreciated.

Job Context

The project is a part of the work package LR41 (Morphological and syntactic resources for Iranian language), of the strand 6 of the Labex EFL. It will be carried out under the joined supervision of Pollet Samvelian (for the linguistic component) and Benoît Crabbé (for the computational component).

Application submission

Applicants are invited to send to Pollet Samvelian (, Benoît Crabbé ( and Cédric Gendrot (

- A cover letter
- A CV including their list of publications
- The name and the contact of two referees
- A link for downloading their publications

Application Deadline: 18-Mar-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Pollet Samvelian

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