Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing
▪ Employer: IHMC (www.ihmc.us) ▪ Rank or Title: Research Associate - Natural Language Processing ▪ Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing ▪ Location: Ocala, FL ▪ Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled ▪ Date Posted: January 9th, 2012 ▪ Contact email ywilks at ihmc.us About Us
IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.
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The candidate will be appointed on a new US Government project on metaphor detection and understanding, due to start in the coming months and run for up to five years. Ocala, Florida is an excellent location, close to Florida’s major university and about an hour from both coasts. IHMC is housed in an excellent, state of the art building in the city center.
▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: metaphor and/or machine learning applications ▪ Substantial skills in processing large scale corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures. ▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas. Skills and Experience:
▪ 3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project. ▪ Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, terminology extraction, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, paraphrasis acquisition, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies. ▪ Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, POS taggers, parsers, LingPipe, SVMLight, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools. ▪ Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools. Apply to Yorick Wilks at: ywilks at ihmc.us
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