Job: Junior Research Assistant Position in NLP, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Jul 13 19:25:44 UTC 2011

Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:37:57 +0100
From: Gaël Dias <ddg at>
Message-ID: <4E182F85.5000501 at>

[Apologize for cross-posting]

Junior Research Assistant Position in Natural Language Processing
Centre of Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics
University of Beira Interior

The Centre of Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics (HULTIG) of
the University of Beira Interior ( is
advertising a 9 months scholarship (980 euros/month) for an
outstanding Master student in Informatics, Computer Science or Applied
Mathematics in the domain of the construction of Medical
Ontologies. The selected candidate will work on the MEDON project
funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. The
work will mainily consist in developping new research in the fields of
Lexical Semantics and Ontology Construction with a motivated and
motivating team of Senior Researchers and PhD Students. In particular,
the candidate will have to work on two interlinked topics:

1. Extraction of medical terminological resources from medical

2. Construction of prototype-based ontologies by investigating
   multi-view clustering and sequential clustering using level of
   generality and similarity features.

The HULTIG Centre is principaly concerned in developing high reasearch
in the domains of Natural Language Processing, Text Mining,
Information Retrieval and Knowledge Engineering. It fosters
inter-disciplinary research and applied research. A great deal of
National and International Instituitions are working in partnership
with the HULTIG Centre. In particular, this research will be carried
out with the University of Evora (Portugal), University of Orléans
(France) and University of Caen Basse-Normandie (France).

To apply, the interested applicants must send a Curriculum Vitae, the
list of subjects and marks of their Bachelor and Master degrees and a
letter of motivation by email to the Head of the Centre of Human
Language Technology and Bioinformatics, Prof. Gaël Dias at
ddg at Latest day for receipt of applications is Monday, 27th
July, 2011.

Best Regards,

Gaël Dias.

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