[Elsnet-list] Post-Doc "Natural Language Processing (NLP) applied to eLearning in Web 2.0"

Dr. Iryna Gurevych gurevych at tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Dec 5 18:16:13 CET 2006

The Department of Telecooperation, Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany) is looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to work in the field of 

Natural Language Processing (NLP) applied to eLearning in Web 2.0

The position is funded through the Research Program "Quality in eLearning through Regenerative Processes" by the German Research Council (DFG) and the Federal State of Hesse; DFG funding is limited to two years. 

The focus of this particular position lies on the quality improvement in eLearning based on NLP techniques. The candidate will cooperate very closely with the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Group within the Department of Telecooperation. This group uses and develops algorithms in the context of Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and Text Mining applied to user-generated content in Web 2.0. This addresses the challenges related to answering information needs, finding and summarizing relevant information, mining structured information from unstructured documents, and employing this knowledge to provide enhanced information management capabilities and better quality of learning processes. An emphasis is put on NLP techniques applied to eLearning discourses that result from using Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis, blogs, forums, etc.

Candidates should have a PhD in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related discipline. Working knowledge of German and good programming skills will be a definite asset. We assume strong interest in NLP and interest in eLearning as an application domain and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment. The Department of Telecooperation offers a highly stimulating working atmosphere and participates in multiple cutting-edge research projects and partnerships. 

More information about the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Group is available from http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ Further inquiries about the group should be directed to Dr. Iryna Gurevych via email to gurevych (at) tk (dot) informatik (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de. Please send a hard copy of your application including academic references and a 3-pages proposal for a research project related to the topics outlined above to:

Prof. Dr. Max Muehlhaeuser
Technische Universität Darmstadt Fachbereich 20: Informatik
Hochschulstraße 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
Deadline for application: January 5, 2007

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