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Job Announcement: University of Zurich

Modified: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation: PhD Student, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Employer: University of Zurich

http://www.cl.uzh.ch
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Title: PhD Student in Computational Linguistics
Rank: PhD Student in Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Language Specialty: English
Finnish
French
German
Russian
Spanish
LL Issue: 24.1752
Date Submitted: 19-Apr-2013
Job Description: **Please note the modifications to the job rank and the contact information.

The Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student in Computational Linguistics to work in a joint project with the English department on 'Large-Scale Annotation and Alignment of Parallel Corpora for the Investigation of Linguistic Variation'. The project aims at annotating and aligning multi-lingual parallel corpora (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Finnish), which will be used to study variable article use in English and German. Funding is available for a period of three years and may be extended.

Qualifications:
- Master or Diploma in Computational Linguistics or related field
- Strong programming skills
- Languages: good English and German skills; other languages are a plus

Tasks:
- Develop word-aligned and annotated parallel corpora for the language pairs English-German, English-French, English-Spanish (at a later stage: English-Russian and English-Finnish)
- Develop a corpus query system for the investigation of large aligned and annotated parallel corpora

Benefits:
- Salary according to the Swiss National Science Foundation rates (i.e. 42,000 CHF - 48,000 CHF per annum)
- Support for conference and summer school attendance
- Small and enthusiastic team
- High standard of living in one of the most attractive European cities: Zurich

Proposed starting date: 01-August-2013

Applications (including a CV and academic record) should be sent to Prof. Dr. Martin Volk. See contact email.
Application Deadline: 31-May-2013
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Professor Martin  Volk
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