Job: Research Assistant in Text Simplification, UPF/TALN/, Barcelona

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Tue Feb 4 21:42:59 UTC 2014

Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:22:51 +0100
From: Horacio Saggion <horacio.saggion at>
Message-ID: <CABxRTCyS75nOpcbEnjqAFzRgTq2g9_YFvVYuHk1AuNBcv1P2jA at>

TALN Research Group, Department of Information and Communication
Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

Applications are invited for a 12-months research position in the area
of text simplification. Funding for the position arises from a new
collaborative European project.

The research will be carried out at the Natural Language Processing
research group (TALN) in Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Horacio
Saggion as PI.

*Brief Description of Work*

The work to be carried out involves the development/adaptation of a text
simplification system to the English language and improvement of
technology already developed in the Simplext project.


 Applicants should have:

*** a MsC or PhD in computer science, artificial intelligence, or
computational linguistics

*** Knowledge of machine-learning and rule-based approaches

*** Knowledge of Java is a plus


*** Knowledge of the GATE system will be well appreciated

*** Highly motivated individual with experience or interest in the area
of automatic text simplification and/or summarization.

*Language requirements:*

*** good knowledge of English

*Starting date:*

The position is expected to start early March/April 2014.

*Educational level required:*

Msc. or PhD.

 *Salary and duration of the contract*

We offer a gross salary of EURO 20.000 - EURO 22.000 which can be
complemented with teaching if desired.

The duration of the contract is 12 months. The position can be extended
depending on available funds.

*How to apply:*

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information
of at least two referees to horacio.saggion at Use as subject of
your message "Research Position Simplification/NLP"

 *Selection process*

The selection process will start immediately.

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