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Acquisition, correlation, visualization and use of lexico‐syntactic and semantic features, from Swedish transcribed interactions (2016)

The purpose of this project is to: 1. conduct a literature review in the area of feature extraction from dialogue data and spoken language transcriptions 2. implement a (large) set of lexico-syntactic and semantic features from the papers reviewed in the previous step 3. build or use an existing classifier by using the extracted features from the previous step. The application would be able to differentiate between transcribed spoken dialogues from dialogues in other corpora.

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We are pleased to congratulate Richard Johansson who has been appointed as docent in computational linguistics.

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Academic quarter by Aarne Ranta to appear on the first page of GU: www.gu.se (the Swedish version).

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The department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, FLoV announces one or several doctoral studentship position(s) within the research project Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) -- a project funded by a ten-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). For a description of CLASP see CLASP.

The successful candidate is expected to devote her or his time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and to write a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, also undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to her or his dissertation topic. Such duties extends the position accordingly.

As the position is funded in part by a research grant from the Swedish Research Council the successful candidate should write her or his doctoral thesis within one of the CLASP's core areas and the research should fit in within the research programme of the centre.

The doctoral student is also expected to participate in the department's activities, such as workshops, seminars and conferences.

The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes are: a second-cycle qualification/degree and at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second-cycle; or equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programme in General Linguistics at University of Gothenburg also requires:

  1. at least 60 HE credits in general linguistics, phonetics, computational linguistics, language technology or logopedics at the second-cycle, of which at least 15 HE credits must be obtained on an independent project, and also at least 90 HE credits in related subjects, such as philosophy, cognitive science, communication, language subjects, or equivalent knowledge;

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  1. at least 90 HE credits in general linguistics, phonetics, computational linguistics, language technology or logopedics, including at least 30 HE credits at the second-cycle, of which 15 HE credits must be obtained on an independent project, or equivalent knowledge.

For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link:

http://flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/postgraduate-subjects

Deadline for application is March 3, 2015.

For more information about the position, including how to apply see:

Doctoral studentship position,one or more, in General Linguistics within CLASP (English)
Doktorand, en eller flera, i Lingvistik knutna till CLASP (Swedish)

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The department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, FLoV announces one or several postdoctoral fellow position(s) within the research project Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) -- a project funded by a ten-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). For a description of CLASP see CLASP.

The postdoctor is expected to conduct individual research in CLASP's core areas of research in cooperation with the research group. Apart from research, duties may include mentoring graduate students, course design, and/or teaching-related activities; such supplementary duties will not exceed 20% of the position’s responsibilities. The holder of the position is expected to carry out the vast majority of her/his research in Gothenburg and to actively participate in the research group's workshops, seminars, and conferences.

A doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis should be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since the postdoctor position is designed to give new PhDs the opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, priority will be given to those whose doctoral degree was granted within 3 years of the application closing date.

Scientific proficiency is the most important criterion for assessment, and special attention will be given to the applicant’s PhD thesis and other publications, and to her/his research plan. Priority will be given to applicants whose research plan and prior work strengthen the research group’s and the project overall. Documented good interpersonal skills and good skills in terms of planning and organizing research and communicating their own research results is also meritorious. The applicant shall in addition to the project plan, cited documents and other documents provide contact information for two academics familiar with the research work of the applicant, for further contact/reference. The recruitment process may also include interviews.

The application closing date is February 17, 2015.

For more information about the position, including how to apply see:

Postdoctoral fellow, one or several, in Computational linguistics (English)
Postdoktor, en eller flera, i Datalingvistik (Swedish)

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The department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, FLoV announces a senior lecturer position within the research project Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) -- a project funded by a ten-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). For a description of CLASP see CLASP.

The Senior Lecturer will teach courses in CLASP's primary research areas to insure that the necessary training is given to the PhD students of the Centre. She/he will also contribute to CLASP's ongoing research, and to the supervision of its PhD students. The Senior Lecturer, together with the Director and the Research Coordinator will provide CLASP's core senior scientific training and research resources.

The holder of the position is expected to carry out the vast majority of her/his duties in Gothenburg.

A doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis should be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in at the Appointments procedure for teachers University of Gothenburg.

Teaching and research skills will be equally weighted in the assessment of candidates´ suitability. Scientific proficiency is assessed primarily on the basis of the applicant’s PhD thesis and other publications. Publications demonstrating close links to the research group's activities are a merit. Documented good interpersonal skills and good skills in terms of planning and organizing research and communicating their own research results is also meritorious.

The application closing date is February 17, 2015.

For more information about the position, including how to apply see:

Senior lecturer in Computational Linguistics (English)
Universitetslektor i Datalingvistik (Swedish)

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The department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology announces one PhD position within the research project "MUSTE: Multimodal semantic text editing", funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).

The research of the advertised PhD position will be about developing new methods for entering and editing text in contexts where the keyboard is not the most natural choice. Over the last 10-20 years several different modes of human computer interaction have emerged and are used by millions of people all around the world. The traditional way of using a physical keyboard for writing and editing text has been challenged by new interfaces such as speech recognition, touch screens, eye tracking and even brain computer interfaces. The basic problem that we want to solve in this project is how to reduce the cognitive load when authoring and editing text on devices with non-traditional input modalities.

Deadline for application is 1 March 2015. For more information about the position, including how to apply:

http://goo.gl/LXF4cc (English)
http://goo.gl/Gw7FN6 (Swedish)

For more information about the research project MUSTE:

http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~peb/muste.html

For more information about our department:

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/

For more information about Language Technology research in Gothenburg:

http://www.clt.gu.se/

For further information please contact:

Peter Ljunglöf, senior lecturer
+46 31 772 1065
peter.ljunglof@cse.gu.se

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Text categorization by topics (2016)

Text categorization by topics

Goal

Testing/comparing approaches to text categorization/topic modeling based on coursebook texts labeled for topics.

Background

A topic model is a type of statistical model for discovering the abstract "topics" that occur in a collection of documents. The main purpose of testing approaches to topic modeling in this project is identification of the best-performing approach that can eventually be used for selection of texts for learners by their topic of preference. These models may eventually be embedded into Lärka, an application developed at Språkbanken for learning Swedish as a second language.

Recently, we have compiled COCTAILL, a corpus of coursebooks for learning Swedish as a second language, where each text is labeled with a topic (or a set of topics). This corpus will form the training/testing data for topic modeling experiments.


Problem description

The aims of this work include the following:

  • to study literature on topic modeling
  • to test/compare several of the suggested ways for text categorization/topic modeling for (some of?) the topics present in the COCTAILL corpus (total of 28 topics used at 5 proficiency levels)
  • apply developed algorithms to some real-life texts (e.g. from Korp or from web) to assess their performance.


Recommended skills:

  • Python, (maybe R)


Supervisor(s)

  • Rickard Johansson/Elena Volodina
  • potentially others from Språkbanken

TTNLS: Important dates

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  • 11 November 2013: First Call for Workshop Papers
  • 12 December 2013: Second Call for Workshop Papers
  • 19 December 2013 or 4 January 2014: Third Call for Workshop Papers
  • 23 January 2014: Workshop Paper Due Date
  • 20 February 2014: Notification of Acceptance
  • 3 March 2014: Camera-ready papers due
  • 27 April 2014: Workshop Date

TTNLS: Programme committee

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  • Krasimir Angelov (Chalmers, Gothenburg)
  • Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde)
  • Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (Royal Holloway, London)
  • Steve Clark (Cambridge)
  • Philippe de Groote (Inria Nancy - Grand Est)
  • Jan van Eijck (Amsterdam)
  • Raquel Fernández (Amsterdam)
  • Tim Fernando (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Chris Fox (Essex)
  • Jonathan Ginzburg (Paris 7)
  • Zhaohui Luo (Royal Holloway, London)
  • Uwe Mönnich (Tübingen)
  • Bruno Mery (LaBRI, Bordeaux)
  • Glyn Morrill (Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)
  • Larry Moss (Indiana)
  • Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg)
  • Bengt Nordström (Chalmers, Gothenburg)
  • Valeria de Paiva (Nuance, Sunnyvale California)
  • Carl Pollard (Ohio State University)
  • Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
  • Steve Pulman (Oxford)
  • Matt Purver (Queen Mary, London)
  • Aarne Ranta (Chalmers, Gothenburg)
  • Christian Retoré (LaBRI, Bordeaux)
  • Scott Martin (Nuance, Sunnyvale California)
  • Ray Turner (Essex)
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