Job: 2 postdoc and 1 PhD position in statistical machine translation, LIUM, University of Le Mans, France

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Jun 10 19:02:11 UTC 2010

Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:16:51 +0200
From: Holger Schwenk <holger.schwenk at>
Message-ID: <4C0CE333.4000007 at>

*LIUM, University of Le Mans, France
2 postdoc and 1 PhD position
in Statistical Machine Translation*

The computer science laboratory of the University of Le Mans (LIUM)
has openings for two postdoc and one PhD position in the field of
statistical machine translation.

LIUM performs research in statistical machine translation since
several years and we are particularly interested in new machine
learning methods. Ongoing work includes continuous space language and
translation models, unsupervised training, comparable corpora,
translation model adaptation, domain specific models, integration of
linguistic knowledge, etc.

LIUM is involved in several international projects, in particular
*EuromatrixPlus*, *Gale* and several French national projects (e.g. We have very successfully participated in
several international evaluations, in particular NIST'09 or WMT'10. A
large computer cluster is available to support the research.

The postdoc positions are immediately available and the PhD will start
in October 2010. Competitive salaries are available. Postdoc
candidates must have a proven experience in machine learning, NLP and
SMT, ideally with the Moses decoder. We are very actively working on
large systems to translate from *Arabic* and *Chinese* and we are
therefore interested in a postdoc with knowledge in one of those

Le Mans is located in between Paris and the Atlantic ocean. Both can
be reached in about 1 hour by high speed train. The Loire valley with
many wineries and other attractions is just a short drive away ...

For information, please contact *Holger Schwenk* by email: 
Holger.Schwenk at 

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