[Corpora-List] Open PhD Position in Natural Language Processing - Barcelona

Horacio Saggion horacio.saggion at upf.edu
Fri Feb 20 17:11:21 CET 2015

TALN Research Group, Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the area of text simplification and text summarization. The candidate is expected to be actively involved in a research project while carrying out his/her PhD research.

The research will be carried out at the Natural Language Processing research group (TALN) in Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Horacio Saggion.

*Brief Description of Work*

The candidate will be involved in research activities related to multilingual text simplification and at the same time develop his/her own research in the area of text simplification and summarization.


Applicants should have:

*** a MsC in computer science, artificial intelligence, or computational linguistics

*** Knowledge of machine-learning and rule-based approaches

*** Knowledge of the JAVA programming language.


*** Knowledge of the GATE system will be we’ll appreciated

*** Highly motivated individual with experience or interest in the area of automatic text simplification and/or summarization.

*Language requirements:*

*** good knowledge of English

*Starting date:*

The position is expected to start early March/April 2015.

*Educational level required:*

Msc Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence.

*Salary and duration of the contract*

We offer a gross salary of €12000 per year which can be complemented with teaching if desired. Social security will be covered by the employer.

The duration of the contract will be of 36 months (initially, a probation 12-months contract).

*How to apply:*

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least two referees to horacio.saggion at upf.edu. Use as subject of your message "PhD Research Position Simplification & Summarization at TALN"

*Selection process*

The selection process will start immediately.

-- Dr. Horacio Saggion TALN / DTIC Universitat Pompeu Fabra http://www.dtic.upf.edu/~hsaggion/ -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 7261 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20150220/6d334e03/attachment.txt>

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