[Elsnet-list] Postdoc, Tilburg U., language modeling & MT

Antal van den Bosch Antal.vdnBosch at uvt.nl
Fri Mar 16 11:58:26 CET 2007


Postdoc position in memory-based language modeling and machine  
translation

* three-year fulltime
* at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), ILK Research Group
* application deadline: April 20, 2007

http://ilk.uvt.nl/jobs/ilk2007-vici/

The Induction of Linguistic Knowledge (ILK) research group of Tilburg  
University's Department of Communication and Information Sciences  
(Faculty of Humanities) has an opening for a full-time postdoc  
researcher (three years).

The position, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific  
Research (NWO), is part of the NWO Vici project "Implicit  
linguistics: Machine learning of text-to-text processing", focusing  
on memory-based language modeling and machine translation. Memory- 
based language modeling is a classification-based take on the  
classical problem of predicting the next or the missing word in a  
sequence, and has applications ranging from spelling correction to  
language modeling for speech recognition and machine translation.  
Memory-based machine translation, analogously, is a new  
classification-based implementation of example-based machine  
translation. Underlying both goals is the development of highly  
scalable and parallelizable memory-based classifiers (based on the  
TiMBL class of algorithms developed at Tilburg University) trained on  
very large monolingual and bilingual textual corpora.

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher to complete the five- 
person team for this project, which also consists of a Ph.D. student,  
two part-time scientific programmers, and project leader Antal van  
den Bosch. The person to do this should have a PhD in computational  
linguistics, computer science, or a related area, preferably with a  
strong track record in machine learning of natural language, or in  
data-driven methods for machine translation. Programming skills and a  
good command of English (both spoken and written) are required. The  
project calls for an all-round team player who knows how to do  
fundamental research, who likes creating natural language processing  
software, and who enjoys coaching students and junior researchers.


Application and more information

Applications should include cover letter, CV, and names of two  
references.  Application letters should be sent before the  
application deadline of April 20, 2007, by regular mail to mr. P. van  
Balen, Human Resources, Faculty of Humanities, Room D302, Tilburg  
University, P.O. Box 90153, NL-5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands, or  
by email to solliciterenFDL at uvt.nl. In your letter, please refer to  
vacancy code 810.06.05 for the postdoc researcher position. More  
detailed information on salary, other terms of employment, and on  
Tilburg University can be found on http://ilk.uvt.nl/jobs/ilk2007- 
vici/ . For more background information please contact Antal van den  
Bosch via email (Antal.vdnBosch at uvt.nl) or phone (+31.13.4663117).


Links

http://ilk.uvt.nl/il - Implicit Linguistics project page
http://ilk.uvt.nl    - ILK Research Group
http://www.uvt.nl    - Tilburg University





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