[Sw-l] Fwd: PhD position Data Science: African SL corpora

Carlos Machado Oliveira machado at SOFTWARELIVRE.ORG
Wed Jan 18 09:29:14 EST 2017

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From: "Nyst, V.A.S." <v.a.s.nyst at HUM.LEIDENUNIV.NL>
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Subject: PhD position Data Science: African SL corpora

PhD candidates, Leiden Center for Data Science (LCDS) research program

The Faculty of Humanities and the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH) are looking for a:

PhD candidates, Leiden Center for Data Science (LCDS) research program (2 x 1.0 fte)
Vacancy number 16-424

Project description

Candidates should have relevant domain expertise and will be trained in data scientific methods. You will carry out research at the Faculty of Humanities and the Leiden Centre Data Science, with intensive interaction with other PhD candidates through joint research and participation in training modules, workshops, and summer schools. Each PhD student will be supervised by a domain expert from the Humanities Faculty and a data scientist.

Project 1. Exploring new methods in comparing sign language corpora: analysing cross-linguistic variation in the lexicon (dr. Victoria Nyst).
The candidate should have an MA in corpus and/or computational linguistics, with emphasis on collection and organization of lexical databases;
Familiarity with Python and Java (and Django) will be an asset, as well as familiarity with automated image analysis;
A basic command of a sign language or the willingness to acquire this is requested;
As some of the corpora are annotated in French, a basic knowledge of French is helpful.




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