[Corpora-List] Two post-doc positions in Language/Web Technology at the Joint Research Centre

Ralf Steinberger ralf.steinberger at jrc.it
Fri Sep 9 11:17:00 CEST 2005

SUBJECT: Two post-doc positions at the EC's Joint Research Centre

(1) Automatic extraction of information from the news
Reference: IPSC/2005/3021
<http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/jobtraining.php?cat3021> , contact
Ralf.Steinberger at jrc.it

(2) Ontology Research for Europe Media Monitor (EMM)

Reference: IPSC/2005/3023
<http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/jobtraining.php?cat3023> , Contact
Clive.Best at jrc.it

DEADLINE: 14 October 2005, 12:00 noon (local time)

STARTING DATE: Spring 2006

DURATION: 6-36 months

HOST: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

LOCATION: Ispra, Lago Maggiore, Northern Italy (see map
<http://www.jrc.cec.eu.int/who_we_are/mapispr.htm> )

INFORMATION: http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/jobs.php?id=2

LANGTECH WEB: <http://www.jrc.it/langtech> http://www.jrc.it/langtech

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced 43 Ph.D. and post-doc
openings, of which two are in the field of Language Technology and Web
Technology. Applicants for these two positions must hold a Ph.D. in
Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Linguistics,
Statistics, Information Technology, Political Science or related areas. The
successful applicants will have programming experience, will be hands-on and
like to produce working systems.

Interested persons should enter their online-CV into the ELSA database
before 14 October 2005, 12:00 noon (local time). We recommend to avoid
last-minute data entry. It is obligatory to indicate the reference of the
position you are interested in. For details about eligibility criteria,
salary, a draft contract, etc., go to
s.htm> &sidstsz=open_calls.htm.

The JRC's Web Technology group has produced the Europe Media Monitoring
system EMM (http://press.jrc.it <http://press.jrc.it/> ), which monitors
about 800 news sites live in currently 32 languages, classifies the news and
has various alert tools.

The JRC's Language Technology group, which is part of EMM, specialises in
highly multilingual text analysis applications providing cross-lingual
information access, with a focus on news analysis. The results of some of
the information extraction and analysis tools are available in the
NewsExplorer application (http://press.jrc.it/NewsExplorer/).

Fields of interest are information extraction, named entity recognition,
scenario template filling, Semantic Web applications and ontologies,
terminology extraction and dictionary generation from parallel corpora,
thesaurus indexing, multilingual text classification and clustering,
document relevance-ranking, monolingual and cross-lingual document
similarity calculation, topic detection and tracking, visualisation of
textual information, etc. For more information and for scientific contacts,
see http://www.jrc.it/langtech.

The JRC's five sites in Europe employ altogether 2300 persons. At the JRC's
Ispra site in Northern Italy (about one hour West of the city of Milan),
1700 international staff work in a multi-disciplinary and multilingual

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