[Elsnet-list] Research job in text mining, Manchester, UK

John McNaught John.McNaught at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Apr 5 13:52:05 CEST 2006

University of Manchester, School of Informatics
One Research Associate is required for an EC 6th Framework Information 
Society Technologies collaborative project entitled Bootstrapping of 
Ontologies and Terminologies. The project aims at building reusable 
wide-coverage lexical, conceptual and factual knowledge resources for the 
biology domain, to support text mining. This involves both exploiting 
existing terminological resources and automatically acquiring new terms and 
concepts and associated linguistic information from the vast amount of 

The main functions of the post are to contribute to meeting the 
deliverables of the project work plan in relevant aspects of
natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, terminology
and ontological engineering.

The successful candidate will be part of the growing team of
researchers associated with both the National Centre for Text Mining
(http://www.nactem.ac.uk) which is hosted by the School of Informatics
and the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (http://www.mib.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent research experience in
Computer Science with emphasis in text mining or a related topic.
Candidates should also have a good working knowledge of natural language
processing, machine learning techniques and ontologies.

Duration of post: 2 years from 1st April or ASAP after this date.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Sophia Ananiadou, on +44 (0)161
306 3092 or email Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk 

Further details and application form are available at: 

Closing date:  27th April 2006         

John McNaught
Associate Director
National Centre for Text Mining

School of Informatics
University of Manchester      	mail: John.McNaught at manchester.ac.uk
PO Box 88	           
Sackville Street          	tel: +44.161.306.3098
Manchester                	fax: +44.161.306.1281
M60 1QD				web: www.nactem.ac.uk
UK				     www.informatics.manchester.ac.uk

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