[Elsnet-list] Two Postdoctoral Research Positions in NLP

Bart Mellebeek mellebeek at computing.dcu.ie
Mon Jul 24 15:19:14 CEST 2006

 Two Postdoctoral Research Positions in NLP (NCLT, Dublin, Ireland)

The National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT) and the School of
Computing at Dublin City University, Ireland, invite applications for
two Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Postdoctoral research
positions in probabilistic, transfer-based machine translation and
probabilistic generation using treebank-based LFG resources (Cahill et
al. 2004, O'Donovan et al. 2005, Cahill and van Genabith 2006):

* PD1: Treebank-Based Acquisition of Wide-Coverage Probabilistic
Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) Resources and Machine Translation (2
years: 2006-2008)

* PD2: Probabilistic Generation Using Treebank-Based, Wide-Coverage,
Probabilistic Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) Resources (1 year:

The starting dates for the positions are early September (PD1) and late
September (PD2), 2006. The salary is euro 39,500 (approx) p.a. The
positions are available to both EU- and non-EU-applicants.

Ideal candidates have a strong background in Computational Linguistics,
Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning or Computer Science.
Knowledge of constraint-based grammar formalisms such as LFG, HPSG, CCG,
TAG, PATR-II and statistical NLP is a strong asset. Programming
experience and a keen interest in problem solving and research are

The successful applicants will work in a large NLP team of 20+ Ph.D.
students and 6 Postdoctoral researchers at the National Centre for
Language Technology (NCLT) in the School of Computing at Dublin City
In order to apply, please mail your CV and contact details for two
references by Friday, July 28th, 2006 to: josef at computing.dcu.ie Please
also use this email address for informal inquiries.

Prof. Josef van Genabith
National Centre for Language Technology NCLT
School of Computing
Dublin City University,
Dublin 9, Ireland.


(Cahill et al. 2004) Long-Distance Dependency Resolution in
Automatically Acquired Wide-Coverage PCFG-Based LFG Approximations, A.
Cahill, M. Burke, R. O'Donovan, J. van Genabith, and A. Way. ACL-04,
July 21-26, pp. 320-327, Barcelona, Spain, 2004

(O'Donovan et al. 2005) Large-Scale Induction and Evaluation of Lexical
Resources from the Penn-II and Penn-III Treebanks, R. O'Donovan, M.
Burke, A. Cahill, J. van Genabith and A. Way. Computational Linguistics,
31(3), pp. 329 - 365, 2005

(Cahill and van Genabith 2006) Robust PCFG-Based Generation using
Automatically Acquired LFG Approximations, A. Cahill and J. van
Genabith, COLING/ACL 2006, Sydney, Australia, 2006
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