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Thu Jul 02 2020

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of Oslo

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Date: 26-Jun-2020
From: Dag Haug <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Job Location: Oslo, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoc in (Computational) Semantics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Semantics


The Post-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 postdoc will be part of the project's core team together with a PhD 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.

The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Application Deadline: 10-Sep-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Dag Haug

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