LINGUIST List 28.2282

Mon May 22 2017

Support: English; German; Luxembourgish: PhD, University of Luxembourg

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 22-May-2017
From: Peter Gilles <>
Subject: English; German; Luxembourgish: PhD, University of Luxembourg
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Department: Institute for Luxembourgish Language & Literatures
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Luxembourg

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)
                            Luxembourgish (ltz)


Your Role:

The PhD candidate will contribute to the STRIPS project, which aims at developing a toolbox of semantic search algorithms for the Luxembourgish Language. In this context, the term ‘semantic’ does not only refer to the usage of keywords, bag-of-words or named entities like names, geographic identifiers, et cetera, but fosters also on more complex structures, like for example on topics or sentiment in texts. Methodologically, the focus lies on natural language processing, on similarity learning (to allow fuzziness and to account for variability), and on the identification of temporal cross-dependencies. For evaluation, a large and heterogeneous text corpus provided by a Luxembourgish news company will be utilized. Since the project is carried together with the colleagues from the Computer Science Department, the willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team is a basic requirement.

Your Profile:

- Master degree/Diploma in linguistics or equivalent.
- Excellent background in computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, natural language processing, and/or information retrieval.
- Very good competencies in German or Luxembourgish, and English.
- Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team.

We offer:

The University offers a contract which is renewable up to 3 years. The selected candidate will work in an exciting international environment and will be a member of the Doctoral School of the faculty. The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information:

Applications should be written in English and should include the following documents:
- Motivation letter (max 1 page)
- An executive summary of your Master Thesis (max 1 page)
- Curriculum Vitae, including your contact address, academic/professional work experiences, and a list of academic publications (particularly: Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis)

Applications Deadline: 08-Jun-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof. Dr. Peter Gilles

Page Updated: 22-May-2017