[Offre diffusée le 5 février 2014 sur la liste LN]
Research Assistant in Text Simplification
TALN Research Group, Department of Information and Communication
Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
Applications are invited for a 12-months research position in the area
of text simplification. Funding for the position arises from a new
collaborative European project.
The research will be carried out at the Natural Language Processing
research group (TALN) in Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Horacio
Saggion as PI.
*Brief Description of Work*
The work to be carried out involves the development/adaptation of a text
simplification system to the English language and improvement of
technology already developed in the Simplext project.
Applicants should have:
*** a MsC or PhD in computer science, artificial intelligence, or
*** Knowledge of machine-learning and rule-based approaches
*** Knowledge of Java is a plus
*** Knowledge of the GATE system will be well appreciated
*** Highly motivated individual with experience or interest in the area
of automatic text simplification and/or summarization.
*** good knowledge of English
The position is expected to start early March/April 2014.
*Educational level required:*
Msc. or PhD.
*Salary and duration of the contract*
We offer a gross salary of EURO 20.000 – EURO 22.000 which can be
complemented with teaching if desired.
The duration of the contract is 12 months. The position can be extended
depending on available funds.
*How to apply:*
A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information
of at least two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use as subject of
your message “Research Position Simplification/NLP”
The selection process will start immediately.