[Elsnet-list] Postdoc position in NLP/IR/ML at LIMSI-CNRS

Pierre Zweigenbaum pz at limsi.fr
Fri Aug 23 10:53:51 CEST 2013


Post-doctoral position at LIMSI-CNRS, Paris Sud University

LIMSI is a multi-disciplinary research unit that addresses the
automatic processing of human language for a range of tasks.

LIMSI invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral position.
We are seeking researchers with interests in combining statistical
learning, structured Information Retrieval, and text/data mining.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to a project funded by ANR
addressing information retrieval in the biomedical domain.  Medical
cases are described through natural language texts.  Each case is
described by a set of reports.  The goal of this work is to look for
similar cases.  This functionality targets medical doctors who will
define the type of search they are interested in.

A representation of each case will be built, including structure and
content.  It can rely on various levels of analysis, including medical
entities detected in the texts, leading to multiple views of a case.
Search methods will be proposed to identify globally similar cases or
cases which contain similar parts according to some dimension.

The methods will rely both on text contents and on external knowledge
bases.  Monolingual and bilingual resources are available for this
purpose.  The proposed methods will be applicable to multiple
languages, including English and French, and across languages, so that
similar cases can be found jointly in two languages.  Unsupervised
methods, including topic models and clustering, are natural candidates
to help represent the cases.

The work will be performed in the framework of a collaborative project
involving partners in medicine, natural language processing, and
knowledge engineering.

Job requirements: Applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science
(Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, or Natural Language
Processing, with a good command of statistical methods).

Net salary: between 1900 and 2400 € per month according to experience
Benefits: LIMSI offers a generous benefit package including health
   insurance and 44 days vacation pa.
Duration: 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding
   availability
Start date: Fall 2013
Location: Orsay, greater Paris area, France

Please send:
* a cover letter
* a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
* the names and contact information of at least two referees
to:
Pierre Zweigenbaum <pz at limsi.fr> and Brigitte Grau <bg at limsi.fr>

Application deadline: September 15th, 2013
Applications will be examined in the following week.


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