[Elsnet-list] Post-doctoral positions at L2F, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal

Luísa Coheur luisa.coheur at l2f.inesc-id.pt
Fri Jun 19 11:20:37 CEST 2009

[apologies for multiple postings]

Two post-doctoral positions in the framework of the Carnegie Mellon
University-Portugal program are available at the Spoken Language Systems
Lab (www.l2f.inesc-id.pt), INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal.

Positions are for a fixed term contract of length up to two and a half
years, renewable in one year intervals, in the scope of the research
projects PT-STAR (Speech Translation Advanced Research to and from
Portuguese) and REAP.PT (Computer Aided Language Learning – Reading
Practice), both financed by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and

The starting date for these positions is September 2009, or as soon as
possible thereafter.

Candidates should send their CVs (in .pdf format) before July 15th, to
the email addresses given below, together with a motivation letter.
Questions or other clarification requests should be emailed to the same

======== PT-STAR (project CMU-PT/HuMach/0039/2008) ========

Topic: Speech-to-Speech Machine Translation

Description: We seek candidates with excellent knowledge in statistical
approaches to machine translation (and if possible also speech
technologies) and strong programming skills. Familiarity with the
Portuguese language is not at all mandatory, although the main source
and target languages are Portuguese/English.

Email address for applications: lcoheur at l2f dot inesc-id dot pt

======== REAP.PT (project CMU-PT/HuMach/0053/2008) ========

Topic: Computer Aided Language Learning

Description: We seek candidates with excellent knowledge in automatic
question generation (multiple-choice synonym questions, related word
questions, and cloze questions) and/or measuring the reading difficulty
of a text (exploring the combination of lexical features, grammatical
features and statistical models). Familiarity with a romance language is
recommended, since the target language is Portuguese.

Email address for applications: nuno dot mamede at inesc-id dot pt

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