[Corpora-List] Three year postdoc in NLP and Digital Literary Studies at the University of Copenhagen - application deadline 28-03-2022

Costanza Navarretta costanza at hum.ku.dk
Mon Mar 14 13:38:15 CET 2022

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Postdoctoral position in Natural Language Processing and Digital Literary Studies ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- See the job posting: https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=155976

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Job content The postdoc will be part of two interconnected projects: MeMo - Measuring Modernity: Literary and Social Change in Scandinavia 1870-1900, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation (PI: Associate Professor Jens Bjerring-Hansen, NorS), https://nors.ku.dk/english/research/projects/measuring-modernity/ and Mining the Meaning: A semantic parsing approach to the study of literary change, funded by the UCPH Data+ pool, PIs: Associate Professor Jens Bjerring-Hansen and Assistant Professor Daniel Hershcovich, DIKU.

The projects aim to investigate semantic change in the so-called 'Modern Breakthrough' in Scandinavia 1870-1900, based on a digital corpus comprising some 900 Danish and Norwegian novels. We seek to deploy and develop Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning techniques for literary analysis and to combine these with theoretical and historical expertise. This will allow for new insights into the processes of modernization in a formative period in the cultural, social, and political history of Scandinavia as well as for methodological innovation in the computational representation of robust semantic trends and patterns in historical texts.

The postdoc will adapt state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing models and language resources to historical, Danish language text, and apply them to detecting and measuring lexical semantic change. Furthermore, the postdoc will develop more abstract computational approaches to historical language change, informed by semantic parsing, event modeling and other methods.

The postdoc will work alongside the two PIs and will be highly involved in their research groups and teaching activities at NorS and at the Natural Language Processing section at DIKU. At NorS Professor Bolette S. Pedersen (Centre for Language Technology) will co-supervise the postdoc and assist in applying and adapting language resources. There will be ample opportunity for exchange and collaboration with postdocs and senior researchers in both milieus.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Anne Jensen, Nors (annejensen at hum.ku.dk<mailto:annejensen at hum.ku.dk>), Assistant Professor Daniel Hershcovich, DIKU (dh at di.ku.dk<mailto:dh at di.ku.dk>), or Associate Professor Jens Bjerring-Hansen, NorS (jbh at hum.ku.dk<mailto:jbh at hum.ku.dk>).

------------------------------------------------------------------ The closing date for applications is 28 March 2022, 23:59 CEST

Info Application deadline: 28-03-2022 Date of employment: 15-06-2022 Department : Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab

Costanza Navarretta PhD, senior researcher/assoc.professor Centre for Language Technology Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics University of Copenhagen

DIR +45 35329079 costanza at hum.ku.dk<mailto:costanza at hum.ku.dk>

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