[Corpora-List] Fully-funded PhD Position (Heidelberg, Germany)

Jannik Strötgen jannik.stroetgen
Wed Jan 30 15:50:44 CET 2013

The Database Systems Research Group at the Institute of Computer Science at Heidelberg University, Germany, has an open position for a PhD student (full time, salary scale TV-L E 13, 3 years) in the field of Text Mining, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing.

The goal of the PhD research is to develop novel methods and techniques to analyze manually annotated temporal phenomena such as temporal expressions and relations, but also shiftings in time in diverse types of text documents, e.g., in narratives and literary texts. Using different machine learning and text mining techniques, patterns of temporal phenomena and correlations are to be identified and rules in support for (semi-)automatic annotation are to be derived. The research is conducted in the context of a BMBF-funded project in a multidisciplinary team (Computer Science and Literary Studies) of researchers from Heidelberg University and the University of Hamburg.

The successful applicant has - a master degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related area - has completed the master degree with excellent grades and possible publications - a strong background in machine learning, text mining, and natural language processing - good programming skills (e.g., Java, Python, Matlab) - Excellent English language skills (written and spoken) - Good German language skills - Good communication skills - The capability to work independently as well as in a team

Applicants please submit their application, CV and grade transcripts in electronic form to Michael Gertz (gertz at informatik.uni-heidelberg.de) with the email subject "BMBF PhD Position". The starting date of the PhD position is March 1, 2013 (or later, as soon as possible). We are accepting applications until February 20, 2013, or until the position is filled.

Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equally qualified candidates.

-- Jannik Strötgen Institute of Computer Science Database Systems Research Group Im Neuenheimer Feld 348 69120 Heidelberg Germany Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54-5709 eMail: stroetgen at informatik.uni-heidelberg.de www: http://dbs.ifi.uni-heidelberg.de/

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