Postdoc: Natural Language Processing at Aix-Marseille University

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Fri Jun 13 19:53:19 UTC 2014

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:33:57 +0200
From: Benoit Favre <benoit.favre at>
Message-ID: <CAEOA5VrTyQ9WFskty6qyxZxb3U6WaDRtMA8=O2CxBJ-eaHmp1Q at>

Postdoc position on conversation summarization
(Full time, one year - Closing date for applications 2014-07-01)

We are looking for an outstanding research scientist to join the
"SENSEI" european project ( You will
contribute to conversation analysis summarization research to allow the
exploitation of large quantity of comments in social media and spoken

Job description:
You will contribute to the design and development of speech and text
summarization technologies for conversational data such as social media
comments and tweets. There will be three components to the system:
linguistic analysis of the conversations, content selection and
aggregation, and generation of the summaries (text or other media). The
approach is expected to make use of recent machine learning advances
such as deep learning, and focus on limiting the quantity of supervision
needed. The prototype will be evaluated by end-user professionals in
ecological conditions.

The applicant must hold a PhD degree, preferably in the field of natural
language processing or machine learning. He/she should:
- Be proficient in one of Java / C++ programming and python or php
- Have experience with developing efficient NLP / machine learning
- Be keen on researching the literature and writing papers
- Enjoy team work and be autonomous

You will work at the LIF computer science lab at Aix-Marseille
University in France, at the Luminy campus next to the calanques.

Interviews will be held in July 2014, the Postdoc will start in
september / october 2014 and last one year.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Benoit Favre:
benoit.favre at

SENSEI project page:

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