Jobs: ITC-Irst : 3 year position

Alexis Nasr alexis.nasr at LINGUIST.JUSSIEU.FR
Tue Sep 3 07:33:03 UTC 2002

The Cognitive   and  Communication  Technologies  (TCC)   division  of
ITC-Irst has   an  opening for  a  position  (three years,  renewable)
starting as soon as possible.

We require:

- experience in one or more of the followings: Information Extraction,
  Statistical Methods for NLP, Learning Techniques Applied to NLP;

- programming expertise including some  of the following: Java, Common
  Lisp, Perl, XML;

- a university degree in  computer science, computational linguistics,
  linguistics, or related area;

- good working knowledge of English;

- excellent written and verbal communication skills;

- ability   and willingness  to  work  as  part of   a highly skilled,
  collaborative research team.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate to experience.

The  successful candidate will work as  a part of  the team devoted to
the EU-funded project DOT.KOM.

DOT.KOM will study, design  and implement innovative methodologies for
Knowledge    Management,  based on the   use   of adaptive Information
Extraction (IE) techniques.  The role of  ITC-Irst within DOT.KOM will
be mainly  in  high-level  research  and application   development for
adaptive IE.  DOT.KOM  is funded by  the European  Commission and will
last 30 months, starting  from October 2002.   Partners of the project
are:  the    University of Sheffield  (UK),   ITC-Irst   (I), the Open
University   (UK), the University of  Karlsruhe  (D), Quinary (I), and
Ontoprise (D).
ITC-Irst lead investigator: Alberto Lavelli.

To apply, please send a CV plus list of publications to:

  Fabio Pianesi
  Head of the TCC Division
  38050 Povo (TN)  Italy
  email: pianesi at

and to

  Barbara Mezzabotta
  38050 Povo (TN)  Italy
  email: mezzabo at

Applications via e-mail are welcome.

About  ITC-Irst. Located in one of  the most beautiful areas of Italy,
near the Dolomites, ITC-Irst  (Istituto  per la Ricerca  Scientifica e
Tecnologica) is  a major Italian  research centre operating  in fields
such as:  Artificial Intelligence, Microsystems,  and Surface Physics.
The Artificial  Intelligence  area comprises the  following divisions:
TCC   (Cognitive and  Communication  Technologies),   SSI (Interactive
Sensory  Systems)  and  SRA   (Automatic Reasoning Systems).  ITC-Irst
(presently directed  by Luigia Carlucci   Aiello) has a  long score of
important achievements in all  the areas  of its activity,  testifying
its vocation towards excellence in basic  and applied research, and in
technological transfer.
About the TCC division.   The Cognitive and Communication Technologies
division of ITC-Irst is one of the leading European research groups in
the areas of  Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer  Interaction
and Dialogue Systems, Multi-modality, Natural Language Generation, and
Production and Maintenance  of Linguistic Resources. Committed to both
basic and applied research,  TCC  has consolidated links and   pursues
joint research efforts with many of the main research centres all over
the world, and  has  regular and  fruitful relationships with  primary
companies, especially those operating in the Web world. TCC has a long
record of EU-funded projects. As part of ITC-Irst, TCC  is a member of
the European Network of  Excellence  in  Natural Language  and  Speech

For more information about TCC, see
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