[Elsnet-list] Postdoc position, Dialog, 3D games and NLP

Claire Gardent claire.gardent at loria.fr
Sun May 30 11:51:03 CEST 2010

Postdoc position, Dialog, 3D games and NLP

The Talaris team of INRIA Nancy (http://www.inria.fr/nancy/) has an
opening for a postdoc position (up to 2 years) within the framework of
the Eurostars project "EmoSpeech". This project brings together
academic and industrial European partners and aim to augment 3D games
with natural language capabilities.

Keywords: Dialog systems, English, French, 3D games, virtual worlds

Job Description:

The EmoSpeech project aims to extend 3D games with natural language
capabilities in particular, spoken and written dialog.

The role of the selected candidate will be to participate in the
development of a dialog system for French and in its integration in a
3D game. He/she will work at the LORIA research unit, in Nancy, a nice
modern city, located at the heart of Europe, close to Paris,
Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Saarbrücken. He/she will be part of the
Talaris 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 project.

The ideal candidate:
* has a PhD in Computational linguistics or
   Computer science (or another close and relevant discipline);
* has good programming skills;
* is interested in Natural Language Processing and has a tangible
   experience or knowledge of the field of Dialog systems,
   robust interpretation and/or 3D games;
* is a hard worker and has good team spirit!

Additional information:
Duration of the contract: up to 2 years
Starting date: As soon as possible (with some flexibility)

Interested candidates are invited to send their C.V. and a statement
of research interests to claire.gardent at loria.fr

Claire Gardent
claire.gardent at loria.fr

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