[Elsnet-list] Jobs: Post-doc/Research Engineer in Information Extraction at CENTAL

Cédrick Fairon cedrick.fairon at uclouvain.be
Tue Feb 16 15:20:40 CET 2010

The Centre for Natural Language Processing (CENTAL) at UCLouvain, in  
Belgium, has 2 job openings (post-doc & Research Engineer, contracts  
between 6 months and 2 years) within the framework of the Eurostars/ 
Eureka project "Biograph". This project brings together academic and  
industrial European partners (from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany  
and Luxembourg).

Keywords: Information Extraction, Ontologies, English, French, Dutch

Job Description:

CENTAL is engaged in a research project aiming at developing a multi- 
purpose people search platform, based on multi-source biographical  
information extraction, offering multilingual search capabilities and  
allowing to search for people, not only by name but also by any kind  
of characteristics: technical skills, work experience, location...

The role of each selected candidate will be to participate in the  
development of a linguistics-based information extraction system and  
to contribute to the design of ontologies in the field of biography.  
He/she will work at the University of Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, a  
nice modern city, located 30 kilometers away from Brussels. He/she  
will be part of the CENTAL team, a dynamic research team of 15 people,  
involved in various regional, national and international research  
projects in Natural Language Processing. He/she will benefit from the  
lab infrastructure and from a stimulating environment. He/she will  
work and stay in close contact with other researchers and professors  
of the lab as well as with the other organizations involved in the  

The ideal candidate:
* has a PhD or Master in Computational linguistics, Linguistics or  
Computer science (or another close and relevant discipline);
* has good programming skills or experience in linguistic description  
for NLP;
* is interested in Natural Language Processing and has a tangible  
experience or knowledge of the field of Information Extraction,  
Semantic parsing or Ontologies;
* speaks English and French or Dutch;
* is a hard worker... has good team spirit!

Additional information:
Duration of the contract: between 6 months and 2 years
Starting date: March 2010 (with some flexibility)
- UCL: http://www.uclouvain.be
- Cental: http://www.uclouvain.be/cental

Interested candidates are invited to send their C.V. and a statement  
of research interests to the address below.
For additional information about the position please contact:

Prof. Cédrick Fairon
cedrick.fairon at uclouvain.be

Directeur du CENTAL
Centre de traitement automatique du langage
Université catholique de Louvain
Place Blaise Pascal, 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
tel: +32 10 47 37 88
fax: +32 10 47 26 06


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