[Elsnet-list] Researcher in Opinion Mining wanted

Walter Kasper kasper at dfki.de
Thu Jan 7 15:48:37 CET 2010

The Language Technology Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial 
(DFKI, http://www,dfki.de/lt) in Saarbrücken is seeking a


to work with us in running and upcoming projects with a particular 
research and application
focus in the area of Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis from German 
web documents in the tourism domain.

Main tasks will be:

    * Extraction and analysis of evaluative text from German web
      documents in the tourism domain.
    * Development of a web portal for the presentation, visualization
      and navigation of results.
    * Development of a search engine and crawlers for relevant web sites.

An ideal candidate will have a strong background and experience in 
several of the following areas:

    * Semantic annotation and information extraction from text
    * Statistical and machine learning technologies for NLP
    * Development of interactive web applications (AJAX, ...)
    * Custom search engines and content indexing
    * Excellent software engineering and programming skills, especially
      in Java.

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 are important.

The earliest starting date of the position is January 2010. The initial 
duration of the contract
will probably be until December 2011.

Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to 
/lt-jobs at dfki.de/, referring to the job opening no. 55-09/HU. A 
meaningful application should include a cover letter with your passport 
phot and salary requirements, a CV with copies of certificates, a brief 
summary of research interests, a statement of interest in the position 
offered, and contact information for three references. For questions 
concerning this job opening, please contact Dr. Walter Kasper 
(/Walter.Kasper at dfki.de/).

This announcement has also been published at 

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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