[Elsnet-list] [E-Job] Researcher on Multimedia Information Extraction

Walter Kasper kasper at dfki.de
Mon Apr 16 08:57:21 CEST 2007

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) is 
seeking for its Language Technology Lab as soon as possible a


to work with us on the EC-funded project MESH. MESH aims at semantic 
multimedia analysis for enhanced syndication services in the news 
domain. The particular research focus at the LT Lab is on the linguistic 
facets of multimedia and multimodal content in any form (e.g. textual 
metadata, speech recognition, subtitles, text from images) for semantic 
content annotation and information extraction.
An ideal candidate will have an excellent education and a strong 
background and experience in several of the following areas:

    * Semantic annotation and information extraction from text
    * Ontologies and knowledge representation for Semantic Web
      applications, especially RDF and OWL
    * Multimodal analysis
    * Evaluation of information extraction systems
    * Programming, especially in Java: NLP tools, Web Services

Highly valued personal qualities include team spirit, creativity, 
self-motivation, and the ability to communicate ideas clearly, combined 
with a determination to meet project goals. Excellent linguistic skills 
in German and English are important. Knowledge of Spanish would be an 
The initial duration of the contract will be to the end of the MESH 
project (March 2009).

Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to 
lt-jobs at dfki.de <mailto:lt-jobs at dfki.de>, referring to the project 
*MESH*, as soon as possible. A meaningful application should include a 
cover letter, a CV with copies of certificates, a brief summary of 
interests in NLP and a statement of interest in the position offered.

For questions concerning this job opening, please contact Dr. Walter 
Kasper kasper at dfki.de <mailto:kasper at dfki.de>.

Dr. Walter Kasper
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbrücken
Tel.:  +49-681-302-5300
Fax.:  +49-681-302-5338
Email: kasper at dfki.de
Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH
Firmensitz: Trippstadter Strasse 122, D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster (Vorsitzender)
Dr. Walter Olthoff

Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats:
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes

Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313

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