[Elsnet-list] Postdoc in Natural Language Processing, TALN/UPF (Barcelona)

Horacio Saggion horacio.saggion at upf.edu
Tue Oct 8 11:10:32 CEST 2013

*Postdoc Research Position in Scientific Information Extraction and

TALN Research Group, Department of Information and Communication
Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

Applications are invited for a 3-year Postdoc position in the area of
Scientific Information Extraction, Text Mining, and Summarization. Funding
for the position arises from a new collaborative 7th FP project from the
European Commission in the area of Computer Creativity (Technologies and
scientific foundations in the field of creativity).

The research will be carried out at the Natural Language Processing
research group (TALN) in Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Horacio
Saggion as PI.

*Brief Description of Work*

The project will investigate supervised and semi-supervised techniques in
natural language processing (NLP) to develop an adaptable information
extraction and summarization system for scientific textual data. The
research will contribute with a NLP system able to extract and represent
valuable information from research papers and related documents. The work
will contribute to the development of an advanced Web-based system to
support scientific creativity.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual with 3-5 years experience
in the areas of text mining/information extraction and/or text
summarization and with a strong record of publications in major conferences
and journals.

Applicants must have:

·        ***  a PhD in computer science, artificial intelligence, or

·         *** very good track record of publications in the area of natural
language processing (NLP)

·         *** knowledge of statistical, rule-based, supervised and
semi-supervised techniques in NLP

·          *** good knowledge of English

·         *** knowledge of Java is a plus

·         **** knowledge of the GATE infrastructure and SUMMA summarization
system is a plus

*Starting Date*

The postdoc is expected to star beginning of January 2014.

*Salary and working conditions*

We offer a yearly gross salary in the scale €33000-€37000 depending on
qualifications and experience.  Researchers at UPF have 30 days per year
holidays and national medical insurance.

*How to apply*

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae + list of publications, and
the names and contact information of at least two referees to Dr. Horacio
Saggion (horacio <dot> saggion <at> upf <dot> edu). Use as subject “Postdoc
Application NLP / Scientific Creativity” when sending your mail. Interviews
are expected to start early November 2013.

*Further Information*

The TALN research group specializes in Natural Language Generation, text
Summarization, Information Extraction, Language-oriented Machine Learning,
and Computational Lexicology. We are based at the Department of Information
and Communication Technologies in the Campus de la Comunicación, in the
Barcelona innovation district 22 at .  Universitat Pompeu Fabra is one of the
best “young” universities according to the THE ranking 2012 (position

For more information about us please visit the following Web sites:

Dr. Horacio Saggion: http://www.dtic.upf.edu/~hsaggion/

TALN Research Group: http://www.taln.upf.edu/

Department of Information and Communication Technologies:

Universitat Pompeu Fabra: http://www.upf.edu/en/

Dr. Horacio Saggion
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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