[Elsnet-list] Research Assistant in Text Simplification UPF/TALN/Barcelona

Horacio Saggion horacio.saggion at upf.edu
Mon Feb 3 18:22:39 CET 2014

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

Applications are invited for a 12-months research position in the area of
text simplification. Funding for the position arises from a new
collaborative European project.

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 work to be carried out involves the development/adaptation of a text
simplification system to the English language and improvement of technology
already developed in the Simplext project.


 Applicants should have:

*** a MsC  or PhD  in computer science, artificial intelligence, or
computational linguistics

*** Knowledge of machine-learning and rule-based approaches

*** Knowledge of Java is a plus


*** Knowledge of the GATE system will be well appreciated

*** Highly motivated individual with experience or interest in the area of
automatic text simplification and/or summarization.

*Language requirements:*

*** good knowledge of English

*Starting date:*

The position is expected to start early March/April 2014.

*Educational level required:*

Msc. or PhD.

 *Salary and duration of the contract*

We offer a gross salary of EURO 20.000 - EURO 22.000 which can be complemented with
teaching if desired.

The duration of the contract is 12 months. The position can be extended
depending on available funds.

*How to apply:*

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of
at least two referees to horacio.saggion at upf.edu. Use as subject of your
message "Research Position Simplification/NLP"

 *Selection process*

The selection process will start immediately.

Dr. Horacio Saggion
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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