[DL] Post Doctoral Research Associate

Alice Carpentier alice.carpentier at deri.org
Mon Nov 21 14:32:58 CET 2005

Post Doctoral Research Associate (m/f) in Computational Linguistics
The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the University of
Innsbruck (Austria) is 
seeking a candidate in the position of
postdoctoral research associate (m/f) in the area of Natural Language
Engineering and large-
scale semantic annotation. The work will involve statistical and symbolic
language processing 
and knowledge technologies, and their use in the eSWAN project.
DERI is one of the leading research groups in the area of Semantic Web
technologies with 
excellent ties to relevant research groups worldwide and is located right in
the heart of the 
Alps, with an exceptional standard of living and an attractive combination
of a beautiful city 
and unique opportunities for sports activities all year round.
We expect
*          an excellent PhD degree in Computational Linguistics or related
disciplines or an 
equivalent academic degree,
*          the willingness to combine formal scientific work with
application-oriented research 
in projects funded by the European Commission and national agencies.
The following skills (and others) will be relevant:
*          language processing, information retrieval, speech recognition
*          machine learning and information theory
*          technical authoring
*          research project administration
*          ontological data modelling and knowledge management
*          use of GATE (http://gate.ac.uk)
*          programming in Java and in script languages
*          software engineering, components, systems modelling and design
*          programming tools like CVS, JBuilder, make, ANT, ...
*          database programming in SQL and JDBC
*          finite state language analysis
*          computational linguistics
We are looking for individuals who will continue their existing stream of
research and lead a 
project that aims at large-scale information extraction from the web,
utilizing a a large, 
distributed cluster architecture. Leading this project will also include
responsibility for a number of junior researchers.
We offer
*          the stimulating environment of a leading research group in the
area of Semantic Web 
*          excellent ties to research groups worldwide,
*          up-to-date infrastructure and resources, including sufficient
funding for attending 
international conferences, and
*          standardized exchange tracks with Stanford University and other
For further information regarding this position and DERI, please see
We invite your application by e-mail to hr at deri.org. Please include a
current resume, a list of 
publications, and digital versions of your most relevant works.
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) 
Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel 
Institut für Informatik 
University of Innsbruck 
Technikerstraße 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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