[Elsnet-list] [Job]Postdoctoral fellowship in Computational Linguistics

Matthieu Constant matthieu.constant at univ-mlv.fr
Mon Jun 12 14:21:20 CEST 2006

Postdoctoral fellowship in Computational Linguistics

The Gaspard Monge Institute at the University of Marne-la-Vallee (France) is
seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship in Computational Linguistics.
This position is funded by the CNRS postdoctoral fellowship program. It will
start in September 2006.

Title: Processing bitexts with lemmatised concordancers
Duration: 1 year
Salary: 2150 euros per month (before tax)
Application deadline : as soon as possible and not later than June 30, 2006.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at IGM, funded by CNRS. The
appointment will be for one year (non renewable), starting on September 1,
2006. The 12 month fellowship package includes approx. 2150 euro monthly salary
(before tax), health insurance and travel grant. The aim of the project is to
combine two technologies: bitext processing (a bitext is a pair of texts one of
which is a translation of the other) and lemmatised concordancing (a
concordancer is a piece of software that locates occurrences of a pattern with
inflected forms, and that lists occurrences in context). Bitext processing
gained maturity as regards sentence alignment (good algorithms are implemented
in open-source software; there is an international standard for the format of
aligned bitext), but word alignment is still an open problem. Lemmatised
concordancers are one of the best-known products of IGM, but they are limited
to a monolingual operation as yet. Combining both technologies will allow users
to explore a text in a language through its translation into another. There are
various applications (search engines, technical translation, extraction of
bilingual lexicons, computer aids for literary translation and language
learning...). The research programme is to implement the tools required to
generate bilingual lemmatised concordances and to assess their potential for
applications. The software produced will be made available under LGPL license.

More details about the position and applications can be found at the following

CNRS announcement:

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