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Mon Jun 29 2020

Support: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: PhD, University of Oslo

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Date: 26-Jun-2020
From: Dag Haug <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: PhD, University of Oslo, Norway
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Department: Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Oslo

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Semantics


A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in (computational) semantics is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo.

The Doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and is associated with the project Universal Natural Language Understanding. The overall goal of the project is to create semantic representations in the form of Discourse Representation Structures from Universal Dependencies syntax trees, by using both rule-based techniques from Glue Semantics and (neural) machine learning approaches in a process that normalizes the syntax trees, rewrites the nodes as lambda terms in a course-grained, language-independent manner and composes them. In addition, the project will do language-specific enrichment of the resulting semantic representations based on available lexical resources for Norwegian. Prospective applicants who want to know more about the project should contact the PI, Professor Dag Haug.

The PhD fellow will be part of the project's core team together with a postdoctoral fellow, a research programmer and the PI. The candidate is expected to contribute to building the overall system and to conduct research closely connected to the main project. It is essential for the project that the team as group is competent in both theoretical and computational approaches to semantics.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Applications Deadline: 10-Sep-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dag Haug
        Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
        PO Box 1102
        Oslo 0317

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof Dag Haug

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