Job: Scholarship in Textual Entailment and Construction of Ontologies, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Oct 30 13:24:09 UTC 2010

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:24:09 +0100
From: Gaël Dias <ddg at>
Message-ID: <4CCB0339.6050704 at>


Scholarship in Textual Entailment and Construction of Ontologies

                    Master or PhD Student

     Centre of Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics
                  University of Beira Interior

			- 9 months -


The Centre of Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics of the
University of Beira Interior ( is advertising
a 9 months scholarship for a PhD student or Excellent Master student
in Informatics, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. The selected
candidate will work on the MEDON project (Ontology for the Medical
Domain) in collaboration with the University of Orléans in France. In
particular, research on Textual Entailment and Ontology Construction
will be endeavored.

Tasks to be developed:
First, the candidate will have to apply new informative asymmetric
similarity measures to automatically choose between different term
definitions from different medical terminological resources.
Second, a multi-view clustering process will have to be experimented
to build ontologies based on level of generality and specificity in
the medical domain.

The scholarship amount is 980 euros/month (minimum salary in Portugal
is around 400 euros).

Starting Date:
The position is supposed to start on the 10th of January 2011.

To apply:
Interested applicants must send a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of
motivation by email to the Head of the Centre Dr. Gaël Dias
( at ddg at Latest day for receipt
of applications is Monday, 15th November, 2010.

Gaël Harry Dias, PhD              | Assistant Professor
Centre for HLT and Bioinformatics | []
Department of Computer Science    | [ddg at]
University of Beira Interior      | [Tel: +351 275 319 891]
6201-001 - Covilhã - PORTUGAL     | [Fax: +351 275 319 899]

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