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

Horacio Saggion horacio.saggion at upf.edu
Sat Jul 16 10:24:55 CEST 2016

Funded PhD Position in Natural Language Processing

The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, invites applications for a PhD studentship position that is associated with the Marķa de Maeztu Units of Excellence Research Program of the Spanish Government ( http://www.upf.edu/mdm-dtic), and involves joint work of the research labs of profs. Horacio Saggion and Ricardo Baeza-Yates. This position will be funded under the FPI call to be launched by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

Project Description

In the context of our Maria de Maeztu (MdM) project "Mining the Knowledge of Scientific Publications" ( see http://www.upf.edu/mdm-dtic) the PhD student will carry out a research project on the more focused area of automatic research paper assessment which concerns a number of interesting research questions including but not limited to:

* automatic research paper evaluation

* automatic research paper/author impact prediction

* automatic novelty evaluation

The PhD will benefit from the resources developed during MdM project: availability of large scale open scientific repositories, natural language processing technology adapted to scientific text processing, document retrieval technology, etc. as well as the expertise of the MdM team members.


Candidates should hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science or related field with a solid background in Natural Language Processing and be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience with recent advances in Machine Learning and Information Retrieval would be highly valuable. Knowledge of statistical analysis is highly desirable.

More information

For informal inquiries, prospective candidates may contact professor Horacio Saggion at horacio DOT saggion AT upf DOT edu

For more information please check the official announcement at


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