Institution/Organization: EML Research
Department: NLP Group
Web Address: http://www.eml-research.de/nlp
Level: Ph.D .
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Description: Two Scholarships available in the Natural Language Processing Group at EML Research in Heidelberg, Germany (Reference No. 3/2007NLP)
Two scholarships (EUR 15.360/year, tax free) are available in the NLP group at EML Research starting January 1st, 2008, or as soon as possible thereafter. The possibility of pursuing a Ph.D. can be arranged in cooperation with the University of Heidelberg – assuming that all formal requirements are fulfilled.
The successful candidates will be working in projects dealing with mining and creating lexical semantic resources and their use in NLP tasks such as coreference resolution, relation extraction, and applications such as question answering, automatic summarization, information extraction, textual entailment (see the website listed above for our previous research on those topics).
Candidates should have a strong background in computational linguistics and possess a Masters or a Diploma degree in either computational linguistics, computer science or linguistics. Experience with machine learning and corpus-based methods and knowledge about statistics is a plus. Strong Java programming skills are required. The scholarships will be granted initially for
two years with the possibility for a one year extension after successful evaluation.
EML Research gGmbH is a private non-profit research laboratory dedicated to basic and applied research in IT with a focus on bioinformatics and natural language processing. The NLP group is an interdisciplinary research group that works on applications in the area of discourse and dialogue, in particular coreference resolution, lexical semantics, text generation, automatic summarization, and knowledge extraction from semistructured input.
Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2007
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Prof. Andreas Reuter
3/2007NLP, Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33
EML Research gGmbH
Dr. Michael Strube