[Corpora-List] Job: PhD-position in NLP/Text Mining

Richard Eckart de Castilho eckart at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Feb 3 16:59:19 CET 2015

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) [1] at the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universitšt (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, has an opening for a PhD student (TV-TU E13 German payscale) in a research project in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for a computer scientist or computational linguist. The project focusses on building an open text-mining infrastructure at the European level (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych).

Thereby, major NLP and Text Mining platforms, including UIMA and GATE, should be made interoperable and applied to knowledge discovery in scientific literature, e.g. entity disambiguation and linking to a background knowledge repository. In the past, the UKP Lab has developed several frameworks such as the Darmstadt Knowledge Processing Repository (DKPro) [2] and UBY [3]. They form the foundation for the research and implementation work to be done. The graduate program Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature [4] provides further research environment for the work to be carried out.

Applicants in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics must have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex natural language processing (NLP) systems or NLP-based applications and the programming language Java as well as strong research skills. Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team are required. Experience in open-source software development is a plus.

The following academic qualification is necessary: completion of an M.A./M.Sc. in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related field.

Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of two referees.

For further particulars, see:


Best regards,

-- Richard

[1] https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de [2] https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/research/current-projects/dkpro/ [3] https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/data/lexical-resources/uby/ [4] https://www.kdsl.tu-darmstadt.de/de/kdsl/

-- ------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Richard Eckart de Castilho Technical Lead Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab FB 20 / Computer Science Department Technische Universitšt Darmstadt Hochschulstr. 10, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany phone [+49] (0)6151 16-7477, fax -5455, room S2/02/B117 eckart at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de

Web Research at TU Darmstadt (WeRC): www.werc.tu-darmstadt.de GRK 1994: Adaptive Preparation of Information from Heterogeneous Sources (AIPHES): www.aiphes.tu-darmstadt.de PhD program: Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature (KDSL) www.kdsl.tu-darmstadt.de -------------------------------------------------------------------

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