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Thu Nov 01 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Bielefeld University

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Date: 28-Oct-2018
From: Philipp Cimiano <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Bielefeld University, Germany
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University or Organization: Bielefeld University
Department: Semantic Computing
Job Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Researcher

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Computational Semantics; Linguistic Linked Data


The Semantic Computing Group at Bielefeld University is looking to fill a position as research associate, either at PhD or postdoctoral level. The position is associated to the newly granted project "Pret-A-LLOD" which is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program. The goal of the project is to develop new principles for linguistic linked data publishing and to lay the foundations for a sustainable ecosystem of NLP services that exploit Linguistic Linked Data. The candidate is expected to develop new formalisms, tools and methods to manage and publish datasets as Linked Open Data. The focus of the Semantic Computing Group will be on developing novel approaches for indexing RDF datasets according to linguistic principles as a basis to develop novel and advanced NLP services that support querying and accessing data that is published on the Web following Semantic Web standards. As a specific objective the group intends to develop new tools for the generation and publication of grammars-as-a-service (GAAS) which can support the configuration, virtualization and deployment of Question Answering Systems over RDF data.

The following qualifications are mandatory:
- Master's degree in computer science, computational linguistics or related
- Solid programming skills and experience (e.g. Python or Java)
- Strong analytical skills
- Demonstrated ability to perform research (e.g. demonstrated via publications)
- Knowledge of computational linguistics, computational semantics, and/or natural language processing

The following qualifications are a plus:
- PhD in computer science or computational linguistics / natural language processing
- Advanced knowledge of Semantic Web formalisms and methods (RDF, Linked Data, SPARQL)
- Advanced knowledge in computational and compositional semantics
- Practical Experience working with grammars, parsing, meaning composition
- Experience with cloud architectures or virtualization (e.g. Docker)

The salary will be according to scale TV-L13 of the German University system, amounting to approx. 3.800 EUR per month before taxes, depending on civil status. It is a full time position. The starting date of the position is planned March 2019.

Applications and inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano at the application email provided below. The deadline for applications is November 23rd. Interviews will be carried out in December.

Application Deadline: 23-Nov-2018
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
Inspiration 1
Bielefeld, NRW 33617
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
Phone: 52110612249

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