Job: 3 offres de post-doc, Traitement automatique des langues, LIMSI

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Sun Jun 22 19:25:27 UTC 2014

Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:52:05 +0200
From: Pierre Zweigenbaum <pz at>
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Veuillez nous excuser pour l'envoi multiple.

Le LIMSI propose trois offres de post-doctorat en traitement automatique
des langues dans le cadre de deux projets collaboratifs.

1. Gestion de dialogue dans un système de dialogue personne-machine où
   le système joue le rôle du patient pendant une consultation médicale
   avec un médecin.

2. Acquisition de connaissances sur les correspondances entre des
   ontologies/terminologies professionnelles et la terminologie du grand

3. Extraction d'informations à partir de forums de santé pour aider la

Plus de détails ci-dessous.

Post-doctoral positions at LIMSI-CNRS, Paris Saclay (Paris Sud)

LIMSI is a multi-disciplinary research unit that addresses the automatic
processing of human language for a range of tasks.

LIMSI invites applications for three one-year Postdoctoral positions in
Natural Language Processing.  The topics involve:

1. Dialogue management in a human-machine dialogue system where the
   system plays the role of a patient during a medical consultation with
   a doctor.

2. Acquisition of knowledge about the mappings between professional
   ontology / terminology and lay people terminology.

3. Information extraction from social media for improve


The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to one of the two following

Patient Genesys (1, 2: in the
framework of continuous medical education, the goal of the project is to
design and develop a framework for virtual patient-doctor consultation.
This is a collaborative project including a hospital and small and
medium enterprises.

Vigi4MED (3): the aim of the project is to discover unknown effects of
drugs by exploring the contents of posts in patient forums.  This is a
collaborative project with academic partners among which two
pharmacovigilance centers.


- Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Computational
- Solid programming skills
- Strong publication record
- A good command of French is a plus
- Knowledge of medical terminologies and ontologies is a plus


Net salary: between 2000 and 2400 € per month according to experience

Benefits: LIMSI offers a generous benefit package including health
insurance and 44 days vacation pa.

Duration: 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding

Start date: 1st October 2014

Location: Orsay, greater Paris area, France


Please send:
* a cover letter
* a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
* the names and contact information of at least two referees
to both:
     Cyril Grouin (grouin at
     Sophie Rosset (rosset at
     Pierre Zweigenbaum (pz at

Application deadline:  July 15th, 2014
Applications will be examined in the following week.


LIMSI is a laboratory of the French National Center for Research (CNRS),
a leading research institution in Europe.

LIMSI is a multi-disciplinary research unit that covers a number of
fields from thermodynamics to cognition, encompassing fluid mechanics,
energetics, acoustic and voice synthesis, spoken language and text
processing, vision, visualisation and perception, virtual and augmented

LIMSI hosts about 200 researchers, professors, research support staff
and graduate students. It is located in a green area about 30 minutes
south of Paris.

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