[Corpora-List] Job: Postdoc and engineer positions at INRIA/Almanach, Paris, France

Eric De la clergerie Eric.De_La_Clergerie at inria.fr
Mon Feb 5 14:28:22 CET 2018

In the context of a collaboration with the company Bluenove (http://bluenove.com/), the INRIA Research team Almanach (a followup to ALPAGE, https://team.inria.fr/almanach/) offers 2 positions:

- a post-doctoral position, 12 months

- an engineer position, 12 months

For both positions, the candidates are invited to contact

Éric de la Clergerie <Eric.de_la_clergerie at inria.fr> and to join

- a detailed curriculum vitae

- a motivation letter before *** February 20th 2018 ***

More information at https://team.inria.fr/almanach/job-offers/

**** Context

Bluenove develops the collaborative platform Assembl to manage citizen debates about societal issues. The collaboration with the Almanach team aims to extend Assembl with intelligent modules for a better management and exploitation of the discussions. These modules will in particular rely on fine-grained linguistic analysis of the discussions.

---------------------------------------------------------------------- **** Post-doctoral position

The work will explore the design of modules first to analyze the content of the discussions taking place during a debate, and then progressively to interact as agents within the on-going discussions.

The analysis part will address issues such as the construction of semantic maps, accurate visualizations of the ongoing exchanges, and help for orienting new participants in a debate (rooting). The analysis will also consider the interactions between the participants and all kinds of stylistic, semantic, and discursive elements to identify the key elements of a thread of discussion (to propose automatic summaries) and to identify the main actors (in terms of ideas, synthesis, coordination, ...)

The interaction part with the participants should progressively propose richer conversational forms (chatbot), by exploiting the analysis of the discussion and a good knowledge of the actors (history, profiles) to get over rigid scripts.

The post-doctoral researcher will have to identify the main issues, to explore and select the best practical solutions, to complete them with his/her own developments, and to run some experimentations and evaluations. Whenever possible and modulo confidentiality issues, he/she will be encouraged to publish.

Profile: - PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics - strong competences in Natural Language Processing - competences in Machine Learning (and even better in Deep Learning) - excellent research track records - good programming skills - good language level in French and English

Duration: 12 months

Salary: ~ 2600 Euros/month (gross salary), depending on experience

Location: mostly at INRIA Paris (12th arrondissement) but also at Bluenove (Paris)

Applications: a detailed curriculum vitae (list of publications, a summary of the PhD) together with a motivation letter should be sent to Éric de la Clergerie (eric.de_la_clergerie at inria.fr) before *** February 20th 2018 ***

---------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Engineer position

The engineer will work closely with the post-doctorant but also with the development team at Bluenove.

The main objectives of the position are - to facilitate the integration of NLP and AI modules within Assembl

(clean APIs, access to forum data and external data [linked data,

data streams, aggregators], communication with participants and

moderators) - to participate to the evaluation of several technologies, for example

for managing chatbots or for using speech recognition - to help the post-doctorant in software developments and

experimentation. - to progressively integrate the first modules in production mode for

a few test debates - to get feedback from the participants about these modules.

Profile: - excellent programming skills, specially on WEB technologies javascript/CSS frameworks, [SQL] databases, WEB APIs [REST, websockets, ...], XML/RDF - knowledge in NLP and/or Machine Learning - knowledge of Python and/or Perl - Good language level in French or English

Duration: 12 months

Salary: ~ 2600 Euros/month (gross salary), depending on experience

Location: shared between INRIA Paris (12th arrondissement) and Bluenove (Paris)

Applications: a detailed curriculum vitae together with a motivation letter should be sent to Éric de la Clergerie (eric.de_la_clergerie at inria.fr) before *** February 20th 2018 ***

-- Eric.De_La_Clergerie at inria.fr Projet ALMANACH - INRIA Paris WWW Home Page: http://alpage.inria.fr/~clerger

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