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postdoc in Text Analytics

From: Giuseppe Attardi <attardi@di.unipi.it>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 16:26:37 +0100
Message-ID: <494BBD2D.7090003@di.unipi.it>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Informatica (Department of Informatics)
Italy

is offering a postdoctoral position in the field of “Text Analytics”.

Research Activity:
the research will be conducted as part of an undergoing project
on semantic tagging of Wikipedia, in cooperation with Yahoo! Research
and the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the CNR
(http://medialab.di.unipi.it/wiki/index.php/Analisi_di_testi_per_il_Semantic_Web_e_il_Question_Answering).
The research will be conducted at the Department of Informatics with an 
opportunity to spend periods at Yahoo! Research Barcelona.

The successful candidates will have a strong background in computer 
science and knowledge of statistical machine learning techniques,
with emphasis on text and natural language analysis.
They are expected to provide leadership on technical issues and well as 
to contribute to the development of object oriented high performance 
applications.

Skills and Experience:
- A background in Computer Science with specialization in Computational 
Linguistics or Natural Language Processing
- Expertise in text mining or information retrieval
- Thorough understanding of software development methodologies
- Excellent programming skills in C++ and Python
- Expert-level understanding of statistical machine learning techniques 
as applied to text analytics, e.g., information extraction, 
summarization, classification, clustering, tone/sentiment analysis, 
relevance ranking

Education:
PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or equivalent.

Application:
The details of the call are available at:
http://medialab.di.unipi.it/Announcement/BandoAssegno.pdf

Closing date for application is January 12, 2009.

General information about the Department of Informatics can be found at 
http://www.di.unipi.it.

Address questions concerning the position to attardi@di.unipi.it.
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