The project aims to develop efficient algorithms for the integration of contextual information beyond sentence boundaries in natural language processing, specifically machine translation and syntactic parsing. The project will also explore the use of models that incorporate different types of discourse information into these processes, including but not limited to discourse referents, lexical cohesion and information structure. The project is a collaboration between the Computational Linguistics group and the Division of Scientific Computing at Uppsala University.
Candidates should have a PhD degree, not older than five years, in a subject relevant to computational linguistics. Experience of research on machine translation and/or syntactic parsing is preferable but not a requirement. Questions about the position can be sent to Professor Joakim Nivre (joakim.nivre at lingfil.uu.se) or Professor Jörg Tiedemann (jorg.tiedemann at lingfil.uu.se ). The formal announcement, including information about how to apply can be found at: http://www2.personalavd.uu.se/ledigaplatser/2673postDoc.html