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Category:   E-Job
Subject:   Research Associate in Statistical Natural Language Processing
Email:   James.Henderson_(on)_unige.ch
Date received:   03 May 2013

The University of Geneva, Department of Computer Science, invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position in natural language processing. The successful candidate will be part of the EU-funded project PARLANCE. He/she will investigate statistical methods for natural language understanding, including spoken language understanding. The PARLANCE project is designing and building applications that approach human performance in conversational spoken interaction, targeting interactive search and information provision applications. The PARLANCE systems is based on probabilistic inference procedures and incremental dialog processing. Systems will be developed for English and Mandarin. The other project partners are Cambridge University, Heriot-Watt University, CRSA, iSoco, and Yahoo! Iberia. At the University of Geneva, the project is lead by James Henderson (Department of Computer Science) and Paola Merlo (Department of Linguistics) within the research group Computational Learning and Computational Linguistics (http://clcl.unige.ch/). Work focuses on incremental models of spoken language understanding which integrate domain-general statistical models of syntactic-semantic parsing, as well as open-domain information extraction. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in this project, plus engage in research of their own choosing. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics by the start of the appointment. The ideal candidate will have a background in natural language processing, statistical methods, machine learning, and spoken language understanding. Good programming skills are required. Fluency in either English or French is required. This is a limited-term appointment of about 1 year, starting as soon as possible and ending in October 2014. Salaries are competitive, and dependent on qualifications. Requirements: * PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics * Knowledge of NLP and/or machine learning * Programming skills * Fluent in English or French Location: University of Geneva, Switzerland Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Application Instructions: Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and names and addresses of at least 3 references to James Henderson at James.Henderson_(at)_unige.ch, with PARLANCE Postdoc as the subject line. Informal inquiries can be addressed to James Henderson (James.Henderson_(at)_unige.ch) or to Paola Merlo (Paola.Merlo_(at)_unige.ch). The University of Geneva wishes to increase the proportion of female academic staff and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications from women. __________________________________________ - ELSNET mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org - To manage your subscription go to: http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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