Corpora: Research position at ITC-irst in Trento (Italy)

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Date: Thu Apr 18 2002 - 15:59:26 MET DST

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    The Cognitive and Communication Technologies (TCC) division of
    ITC-Irst has an opening for a position (three years, renewable)
    starting as soon as possible.

    We require:

    - experience in one or more of the followings: Information Extraction,
      Question-Answering, Word-Sense Disambiguation, Statistical Methods
      for NLP, Learning Techniques Applied to NLP, Text Summarisation;

    - programming expertise including some of the following: JAVA, Common
      Lisp, Perl, XML;

    - a university degree in computer science, computational linguistics,
      linguistics, or related area;

    - good working knowledge of English;

    - excellent written and verbal communication skills;

    - ability and willingness to work as part of a highly skilled,
      collaborative research team.

    Salary will be competitive and commensurate to experience.

    The successful candidate will work as a part of the team devoted to
    the EU-funded project MEANING.

    MEANING will be concerned with automatically collecting and analysing
    language data from the WWW on a large scale, and building more
    comprehensive multilingual lexical knowledge bases to support improved
    word sense disambiguation (WSD). Current web access applications are
    based on words; MEANING will open the way for access to the
    Multilingual Web based on concepts, providing applications with
    capabilities that significantly exceed those currently
    available. MEANING will facilitate development of concept-based open
    domain Internet applications (such as Question/Answering, Cross
    Lingual Information Retrieval, Summarisation, Text Categorisation,
    Event Tracking, Information Extraction, Machine Translation, etc.).
    Furthermore, MEANING will supply a common conceptual structure to
    Internet documents, thus facilitating knowledge management of web

    To apply, please send a CV plus list of publications to:

      Fabio Pianesi
      Head of the TCC Division,
      38050 Povo (TN) Italy

    and to

      Barbara Mezzabotta
      38050 Povo (TN) Italy

    Applications via e-mail are welcome.

    About ITC-Irst. Located in one of the most beautiful area of Italy,
    near the Dolomites, Irst (Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e
    Tecnologica) is a major Italian research centre operating in fields
    such as: Artificial Intelligence, Microsystems, and Surface Physics.
    The Artificial Intelligence area comprises the following divisions:
    TCC (Cognitive and Communication Technologies), SSI (Interactive
    Sensory Systems) and SRA (Automatic Reasoning Systems). Irst
    (presently directed by Luigia Carlucci Aiello) has a long score of
    important achievements in all the areas of its activity, testifying
    its vocation towards excellence in basic and applied research, and in
    technological transfer.
    About the TCC division. The Cognitive and Communication Technologies
    division of IRST is one of the leading European research groups in the
    areas of Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction and
    Dialogue Systems, Multi-modality, Natural Language Generation, and
    Production and Maintenance of Linguistic Resources. Committed to both
    basic and applied research, TCC has consolidated links and pursues
    joint research efforts with many of the main research centres all over
    the world, and has regular and fruitful relationships with primary
    companies, especially those operating in the Web world. TCC has a long
    record of EU funded projects. As part of ITC-Irst, TCC is a member of
    the European Network of Excellence in Natural Language and Speech

    For more information about TCC, see

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