[Elsnet-list] Job offer : post-doct or engineer ; ANR Project "Technologies Logicielles" - PIITHIE

Nicolas Hernandez nicolas.hernandez at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 16:36:27 CEST 2006


In the context of the PIITHIE Project, entitled "Plagiats et Impacts
de l'Information Textuelle recHerchée dans un contexte InterlinguE",
sponsored by french ANR
(National Agency for Research), program "Technologies Logicielles"
2006, the NLP Team of the LINA Laboratory at the University of Nantes
is looking for a candidate to fill a full-time postdoctoral or
engineer position in NLP for a period of two years.

Project context
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PIITHIE is a collaborative project between the research teams of the
Computer Sciences laboratories LINA (Nantes) and LIA (Avignon) and the
Advestigo and Sinequa SAS companies.
It primarily aims to detect text plagiarism. Natural language
processing (NLP) techniques will improve the performances and the
research potential of both Advestigo and Sinequa tools. The second
objective is about impact monitoring: Information distributors are
very interested by the possibility to evaluate the impact of their
production.

Job description
---------------
The successful candidate will join the NLP Team of the LINA Laboratory
at the University of Nantes. The candidate is espected to participate
to all project phases  : from study to development. The main functions
of the post are to develop text analysis techniques for plagiarism
problems with respect to LINA approach and tools.

Job profil
----------
Minimum requirements:
Applicants must have a postgraduate degree (preferably a PhD) with
experience in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics
or Document Engineering
Advanced experience in linguistic approaches in NLP
Strong programming skills in Java, Perl
Relevant knowledge of XML technologies
Full spoken and written proficiency of French
Ability to work as a team

Preferred/recommended requirements:
Experience in product development
Experience in the following areas: Statistical and/or Machine Learning
approaches in NLP

Location, Contract period and Remuneration
-------------------------------
Location: Université de Nantes - LINA 2, rue de la Houssinière BP
92208 44322 Nantes Cedex 03 France
Duration of post: 2 years from 1st January 2007
Salary : 2300 € (before taxes per month)

Application and deadline
-------------------------
To apply, email a cover letter and a CV (including an outline of
research experience and interests, as well as names and contact
information for two
references) to
Nicolas.Hernandez at univ-nantes.fr and Annie.Tartier at univ-nantes.fr
Closing date: 30th November

More information about
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The NLP team of the LINA - CNRS laboratory is interesting in grammatical
inference, text mining and the acquisition of multilingual linguistic
ressources.It explores textual data to extract linguistic information
concerned with all the levels of language processing : morphological,
lexical, syntactical, semantic and pragmatic, and analyses these
levels it to give access to information conveyed.
http://www.lina.atlanstic.net/

Nantes ! The capital of the west of France
One opegning word. Leading Surrealist André Breton once wrote: "Nantes, perhaps
with Paris the only town in France where I've felt that something
worth while might happen..."
http://www.nantes.fr/ville/nantes/presentation/


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