LINGUIST List 32.1820
Tue May 25 2021
Support: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis: PhD, University of Stuttgart
Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>
Sebastian Pado <pado
Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis: PhD, University of Stuttgart, Germany E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Institut für maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Web Address: https://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de
Institution/Organization: University of Stuttgart
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
The Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) at University of Stuttgart has an opening for a PhD student in the context of project MARDY  to work on modelling argumentation dynamics in political discourse. MARDY is a collaboration between computational linguistics and political science, headed by Jonas Kuhn , Sebastian Padó  and Sebastian Haunss from University of Bremen .
The successful candidate will develop methods to automatically identify argumentation structures in news coverage, with a focus on supporting efficient annotation, generalization across topic areas and languages, and meaningful evaluation measures.
The candidate must have a Master’s degree in computer science, computational linguistics or similar with substantial knowledge of machine learning methods in NLP and strong programming and software engineering skills. Interest in interdisciplinary work, basic knowledge of the German language and prior experience with computational social science are very welcome.
The position will be available for three years, starting in October 2021. All applications received until June 6, 2021 will receive full consideration. The salary is according to the German university payscale (TV-L 13 65%, see  for details). To apply, please send a CV and letter of motivation in a single PDF document to Sebastian Pado, pado
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