LINGUIST List 29.1948

Tue May 08 2018

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD, Tolouse University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-May-2018
From: Farah Benamara <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD, Tolouse University, France
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Department: Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Tolouse University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT, at Toulouse University (south west France) is offering a three-years PhD grant available from October 1st 2018 on Natural language Processing. The PhD will join the MELODI team ( a highly internationally recognized group working on NLP and knowledge representation. The PhD student will also work in collaboration with communication scientists from the MediaPolis team at Laboratoire d'tudes et de Recherches Appliques en Sciences Sociales (LERASS,

The candidate will work on Hate Speech Detection in Social Media continuing our previous work on sentiment analysis and irony detection.

Candidate specification:
We are looking for an excellent student with a Master degree in computer science or a related, relevant discipline. The ideal candidate should have:
- Experience in Natural Language Processing, Machine learning and information extraction from social media
- Experience in sentiment/emotion analysis will be a plus
- Strong programming skills in Python/Java
- Excellent writing and communication skills in English
- French knowledge is a plus.

How to apply:
The applicant will be required to send a detailed up-to-date CV, two references (one of which must be academic) and a covering letter by email to: and
The deadline to apply is June 15th 2018 but consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled

The PhD will be funded by a grant from Universit Fdrale de Toulouse with a salary of 1420 euros/month after taxes.

Applications Deadline: 15-Jun-2018

Contact Information:
        Prof. Farah Benamara
        Veronique Moriceau

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