Job: Post-doc position at CENTAL, University of Louvain, Belgium

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Jan 16 11:33:02 UTC 2010

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:37:17 +0100
From: Cédrick Fairon <cedrick.fairon at>
Message-Id: <7B70844D-1585-4FC5-A6A7-3767D78E0FC0 at>

The Centre for Natutal Language Processing at UCLouvain (CENTAL) is
recruiting 1 post-doc (6 months, with possible extension)

Keywords: Information Extraction, Semantic parsing, Ontologies,
English, Chinese

Job Description:

CENTAL and the Belgium-based company Bitong are engaged in a research
project aiming at developing new methodologies for the parsing of
information acquired from Web pages written in English and Chinese. To
strengthen the CENTAL research team (UCL) and collaborate on the
Bitong project, we are recruiting one post-doc (6 months, with
possible extension).

The role of the selected candidate will be to participate in the
development of a linguistics-based information extraction system and
to contribute to the design of ontologies for semantic parsing. He/she
will work at the University of Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, a nice
modern city, located 30 kilometers away from Brussels. He/she will be
part of the CENTAL team, a dynamic research team of 15 people,
involved in various regional, national and international research
projects in Natural Language Processing. He/she will benefit from the
lab infrastructure and from a stimulating environment. He/she will
work and stay in close contact with other researchers and professors
of the lab as well as with the other organisations involved in the
project. He/she will also have the opportunity to work within Company
Bitong which is located in Brussels, capital of Europe.

The ideal candidate:

* has a PhD in Computational linguistics, Linguistics or Computer
  science (or another close and relevant discipline);

* has good programming skills;

* is interested in Natural Language Processing and has a tangible
  experience or knowledge of the field of Information Extraction,
  Semantic parsing or Ontologies;

* speaks English and (ideally) Chinese;

* is a hard worker... has good team spirit!

Additional information:

Duration of the contract: 6 months (with possible extension, possible
opportunity at Bitong if project successful)

Starting date: March 2010 (with some flexibility)

- UCL:

- Cental:


Interested candidates are invited to send their C.V. and a statement
of research interests to the address below.

For additional information about the position please contact:

Prof. Cédrick Fairon
cedrick.fairon at

Directeur du CENTAL
Centre de traitement automatique du langage
Université catholique de Louvain
Place Blaise Pascal, 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
tel: +32 10 47 37 88
fax: +32 10 47 26 06

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