Job: Postdoc, Text Analytics, Universita di Pisa

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Dec 19 16:28:18 UTC 2008

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 16:28:28 +0100
From: Giuseppe Attardi <attardi at>
Message-ID: <494BBD9C.5010300 at>

Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Informatica (Department of Informatics)

is offering a postdoctoral position in the field of “Text Analytics”.

Research Activity:
the research will be conducted as part of an undergoing project on
semantic tagging of Wikipedia, in cooperation with Yahoo! Research and
the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the CNR
The research will be conducted at the Department of Informatics with
an opportunity to spend periods at Yahoo! Research Barcelona.

The successful candidates will have a strong background in computer
science and knowledge of statistical machine learning techniques, with
emphasis on text and natural language analysis.  They are expected to
provide leadership on technical issues and well as to contribute to
the development of object oriented high performance applications.

Skills and Experience:
- A background in Computer Science with specialization in
  Computational Linguistics or Natural Language Processing
- Expertise in text mining or information retrieval
- Thorough understanding of software development methodologies
- Excellent programming skills in C++ and Python
- Expert-level understanding of statistical machine learning
  techniques as applied to text analytics, e.g., information
  extraction, summarization, classification, clustering,
  tone/sentiment analysis, relevance ranking

PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or equivalent.

The details of the call are available at:

Closing date for application is January 12, 2009.

General information about the Department of Informatics can be found

Address questions concerning the position to attardi at

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