21.4743, Jobs: Various Langs & Computational Ling: Researcher, Lingenio GmbH

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Subject: 21.4743, Jobs: Various Langs & Computational Ling: Researcher, Lingenio GmbH

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Date: 23-Nov-2010
From: Kurt Eberle [k.eberle at lingenio.de]
Subject: Dutch; Spanish; Portuguese & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany

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Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 21:33:33
From: Kurt Eberle [k.eberle at lingenio.de]
Subject: Dutch; Spanish; Portuguese & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Lingenio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany

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University or Organization: Lingenio GmbH 
Job Location: Heidelberg, Germany 
Web Address: http://www.lingenio.de/English/index.htm
Job Rank: Researcher  

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Translation; Grammar Development

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                      Portuguese (por) 
                      Spanish (spa) 


Research Activity:
The research will be part of  a joint project of the University of Leeds
and Lingenio GmbH called HyghTra which investigates possibilities of rapid
construction of hybrid high quality Machine Translation systems  which
combine rule based and statistical methods applied to a number of European
languages. A main topic of the project is to design declarative core
grammars and train them using monolingual and bilingual corpora and
translation information. 

The candidate will contribute to working out and to statistically
optimizing the grammars for Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch and the
corresponding parts of the dictionaries of the translation systems. Also he
or she will be expected to contribute to integrating the work done at the
University of Leeds and the development at Lingenio. 

Skills and Experience:
- Broad general knowledge in Computational Linguistics, in particular  
  good understanding of formal grammars and machine learning methods
- Good programming skills in C/C++ or Prolog
- Skills in scripting languages (Perl/Python) are welcome
- Good understanding of rule-based and statistical machine translation
- Experience in grammar development, preferentially on the basis of 
  dependence grammar formalisms
- Good knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese or Dutch and ability to design and
  implement corresponding dependence grammars
- Good command of written and spoken English and German
- Skills in other Germanic and Romance Languages or Slavic languages are

Masters/Diploma in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or equivalent.

Experience: 4 years in postgraduate research or development positions.

Duration: 18 months.
Salary: in relation to the available skills and experience

The official call is available at the application URL given below.  General
information about Lingenio can be found at our website.

Application Deadline: 18-Dec-2010 
Email Address for Applications: k.eberle at lingenio.de 
Web Address for Applications: http://www.lingenio.de/English/Lingenio/jobs.htm 
Contact Information:
	PD Dr. Kurt Eberle 
	Email: k.eberle at lingenio.de 

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