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PhD-position in NLP/Text Mining
by Admin User - Thursday, 5 February 2015, 3:37 AM

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) [1] at the Department of
Computer Science of the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany,
has an opening for a PhD student (TV-TU E13 German payscale) in a
research project in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for a computer
scientist or computational linguist. The project focusses on building
an open text-mining infrastructure at the European level (Principal
Investigator: Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych).

Thereby, major NLP and Text Mining platforms, including UIMA and GATE,
should be made interoperable and applied to knowledge discovery in
scientific literature, e.g. entity disambiguation and linking to a
background knowledge repository. In the past, the UKP Lab has
developed several frameworks such as the Darmstadt Knowledge
Processing Repository (DKPro) [2] and UBY [3]. They form the foundation for
the research and implementation work to be done. The graduate program
Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature [4] provides further research
environment for the work to be carried out.

Applicants in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics must have
demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex natural
language processing (NLP) systems or NLP-based applications and the
programming language Java as well as strong research skills. Excellent
communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team are
required. Experience in open-source software development is a plus.

The following academic qualification is necessary: completion of an
M.A./M.Sc. in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a
related field.

Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, an outline of
research experience, as well as names and addresses of two referees.

For further particulars, see: