[Elsnet-list] Open Trainee positions at the EC's Joint Research Centre in Italy

Ralf Steinberger ralf.steinberger at jrc.it
Thu Jul 19 10:48:14 CEST 2007

Apologies for multiple postings!


The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is advertising
scientific trainee positions in a large variety of fields, including three
profiles related to text analysis. 


 <http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/traineegrant.php?id=5> IPSC/G02-5/2007      Web
Mining and Information Extraction

 <http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/traineegrant.php?id=6> IPSC/G02-6/2007
Multilingual text analysis tools

 <http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/traineegrant.php?id=7> IPSC/G02-7/2007
Political scientist


For the full call, see http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/jobs.php?id=7. Below, you
find information on the profile 'Multilingual text analysis tools'. 



Location:         Ispra, at the Lago Maggiore in Italy, 60 km West of Milan;

Host:             European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Position:         traineeship / internship / stage / Praktikum / tirocino;

Starting date:    late 2007 or 2008;

Duration:         3 to 12 months;

Remuneration:     963 Euro per month + travel allowance;

Nationality:      Applicants must have the nationality of an EU Member
State, of an 

                  Associated EU Candidate Country, an Associated State or a
Developing Country;

Working language: English;

Activity:         Language Technology, Web Technology; many other subject

URL:              http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/jobs.php?id=7,
http://langtech.jrc.it/, http://www.jrc.it/; 

Deadline:         Open call. First cut-off date: Tuesday 14 September 2007

Contact:          JRC-IPSC-STAGE AT ec.europa.eu



The European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Italy is seeking for
students or recent graduates to spend an internship with our motivated and
successful multinational team of scientists and developers producing
concrete and widely used applications. Successful applicants will want to
produce hands-on results and to work in a team. The trainees will learn
about our multilingual text analysis tools (covering between 19 and 32
languages) and their integration into complex and highly used web portals:
our news analysis pages are visited with up to 1.2 Million hits per day. The
trainees will also get experience of working in the multilingual,
multinational, multi-disciplinary environment of an international


Depending on your profile, you can expect to work on one or more of the
following subject areas:


-         Information Extraction: named entities, relations, event
scenarios, ...;

-         Symbolic or statistical approaches;

-         Writing English event and relation extraction rules;

-         Document Clustering, Categorisation (Classification;

-         Terminology extraction, multilingual lexicology;

-         Social networks;

-         Visualisation;

-         Topic detection and tracking, Trend detection; 

-         Adapting the JRC's tool set to new languages;

-         Web log analysis for our applications;

-         Applying text analysis tools to the medical or political domains;

-         Mining the NewsExplorer <http://press.jrc.it/NewsExplorer>  name

-         JAVA re-implementation of PERL programs;

-         ...


Applicants must have good programming skills in JAVA or PERL and must be
able to use English as a working language. 


Experience with one or more of the following would be a plus: databases, web
technology, XML, knowledge of several natural languages (even passive),
knowledge of - or interest in - medicine or political science, experience of
working with thesauri, ontologies, dictionaries.


If you are interested in this opportunity and you feel that you can
contribute to any of the tasks mentioned above, please follow the
instructions given at http://ipsc.jrc.cec.eu.int/jobs.php?id=7. Please
carbon-copy your email application to Ralf.Steinberger AT jrc.it. 


For information on the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and its
Web and Language Technology group, see http://langtech.jrc.it
<http://langtech.jrc.it/> . For more information on traineeships, cost of
living, etc., see http://langtech.jrc.it/WorkatJRC.html. 



Ralf Steinberger (Ralf.Steinberger AT jrc.it) 
European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC)
IPSC - SeS - Language Technology ( <http://langtech.jrc.it/>
http://langtech.jrc.it,  <http://press.jrc.it/NewsExplorer/>


JRC-Acquis Multilingual Parallel Corpus (Version 3)

.  Freely available for research purposes.

.  22 languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish,
Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese,
Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene and Swedish.

.  Altogether over 1 Billion words.

.  Sentence alignment for 231 language pairs.

.  For more information and download, see


The JRC's Language Technology group specialises in the development of highly
multilingual text analysis tools and in cross-lingual applications. Many
applications are accessible online, e.g.:

.   <http://press.jrc.it/NewsExplorer/> NewsExplorer: multilingual news
aggregation and analysis (19 languages); allows to navigate the news over
time and across languages; trend analysis; collects information about people
from the news; social network detection.

.   <http://press.jrc.it/> NewsBrief: breaking news detection and display of
the very latest thematic news from around the world; email alerting (22+

.   <http://medusa.jrc.it/> MedISys Medical Information System: latest
health-related news from around the world according to themes and diseases
(22+ languages).




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