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Patrick Paroubek LIMSI-CNRS
---begin PhD position in Natural Language Processing (September 2012)
Specialized in Natural Language Processing (text analysis and sign language), the ILES (Information, Written and Signed Language) group at LIMSI (Computer Sciences Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences), in Orsay on the Saclay Plateau 20km south of Paris, has an open PhD position (3 years with Ecole Doctorale of Computer Science of Paris-Sud University), financed by an applied research project of SYSTEMATIC (Paris Region Systems and ICT Cluster), in the domain of project cost estimation.
The position is available starting September 2012.
In the PROJESTIMATE project, the PhD candidate will study, theoretically as well as experimentally, the precise information extraction and automatic semantic analysis needed for extracting relevant information for cost estimation from specification corpora. Nowadays, cost estimation is done manually by human experts. PROJESTIMATE will build the first computer aided solution for project cost estimation in a high-level research environment. The information collected using the methods designed by the PhD candidate will be used in a real system that will be tested on specification corpora provided by the industrial partners of the project.
Salary : 1427 € net wage per month (or 1700 € if additional teaching, depending on qualification and needs).
Requirements : Masters in Computer Science, with specialty in Natural Language Processing and/or Machine Learning and/or Artificial Intelligence. Working language can be English but a good knowledge of French is needed since most of the corpora will be in French.
Application procedure : please, send a CV and reference letters, along with a cover letter explaining your motivation to :
Patrick Paroubek <patrick.paroubek at limsi.fr>
Pierre Zweigenbaum <pz at limsi.fr>
ILES group: http://www.limsi.fr/Scientifique/iles/
Paris Region Systems and ICT Cluster: http://competitivite.gouv.fr/poles-en-action/fiche-d-un-pole-555/systemtic-paris-region-15/systemtic-paris-region-18/systematic-paris-region-19.html?cHash=a68243a6de2166ed82c94bf2495e79b9
The 7 partners of PROJESTIMATE :
SPIRULA : http://www.spirula.info/ ACAPI : http://www.acapi.fr/ Sparkom : http://www.spark-angels.com/ LIMSI-CNRS : http://www.limsi.fr/ ARMINES : http://www.mines-albi.fr/ Banque de France Peugeot CitroŽn Automobiles ---end