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Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD, Utrecht University
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Yoad Winter <y.winter
Computational Linguistics: PhD,
Utrecht University, Netherlands E-mail this message to a friend
Institute of Linguistics OTS
Web Address: https://www.uu.nl/en/research/utrecht-institute-of-linguistics-ots
Institution/Organization: Utrecht University
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
PhD position in Data-Driven Computational Semantics and Geographic Information
Systems -- Utrecht University
The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL
OTS) invites applications for a PhD position in data-driven computational semantics. The project will
develop computational models of spatial meaning that are theoretically grounded in linguistic and
cognitive theories of meaning. This novel combination of semantic representation, data-driven learning
and evaluation against a real-life problem is expected to substantially advance the ability of users to
interact with geographic databases, including question-answering interactive systems.
project will be supervised by Dr. Tejaswini Deoskar and Prof. Yoad Winter, in collaboration with Dr.
Joost Zwarts and NLP researchers from the Language and Computation group at the ILLC, University of
Amsterdam (Prof. Khalil Sima’an, Dr. Jelle Zuidema). The empirical study of elicited user data will be
carried out in collaboration with Prof. James Hampton (Psychology, City, University of London). Work at
the UiL OTS will be part of the ROCKY project, financed by an ERC Advanced grant to Prof. Yoad Winter.
The successful applicant for this position should have a strong background in
artificial intelligence, machine-learning and computer science as well as an interest in formal
semantics. Applicants should ideally hold, or be about to complete, an excellent Master's degree in
computational linguistics or a related domain (artificial intelligence, machine learning and/or computer
science). Good programming skills, proficiency in spoken and written English, as well as a keen interest
in problem solving and research are essential.
The successful applicant for
this position should have a strong background in artificial intelligence, machine-learning and computer
science as well as an interest in formal semantics. Applicants should ideally hold, or be about to
complete, an excellent Master's degree in Computational Linguistics or a related domain (Artificial
Intelligence, Machine Learning and/or Computer Science). Good programming skills, proficiency in spoken
and written English, as well as a keen interest in problem solving and research are essential.
The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed-term full-time basis (1.0 FTE), starting 1
September 2018 or soon thereafter. The appointment is initially for a period of 18 months. Upon good
performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 30
months (4 years in total). The gross monthly salary starts at €2,266 in the first year, and ends at
€2,897 (Scale P Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time
employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per
year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible
employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht
Applications are only accepted through the job interface of the
Utrecht University found at the application link below.
The application deadline is September 1,
Interviews will be held on September 17, 2018.
Director: Yoad Winter - http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad
Coordinator at UiL OTS: Maaike Schoorlemmer - m.schoorlemmer
Applications Deadline: 01-Sep-2018
Web Address for Applications: https://bit.ly/2v9BfqH
Prof. Yoad Winter
Page Updated: 26-Jul-2018