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The Language Technology research group (Språkbanken https://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng) in the Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, invites applications for one (or more) fully funded four-year PhD position(s) in Natural language processing.

Språkbanken has conducted research in NLP and neighboring fields for over 40 years. At present, our work focuses on language technology methodologies for the Swedish language, and the development of linguistic resources and tools for all historical stages of Swedish, in a number of internally and externally funded research projects. A recent but increasingly important area of interest is the application of language technology as a research tool for the humanities and social sciences (digital humanities). In particular, Språkbanken is the national coordinator for the Swedish node of the European CLARIN ERIC.

The deadline for applications is 3rd October 2016. The starting date for the position(s) is 1st February, 2017 (or as soon as possible after this date as per agreement).

See the information for applicants at: https://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/phd-program.

For more information, you can also contact Lars Borin lars.borin@svenska.gu.se.

Date: 2016-09-12 11:17

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The Swedish Language Bank (Språkbanken) has a vacancy for one postdoctoral fellow position in Language Technology specializing in early detection of cognitive abnormalities that precede the onset of dementia

Closing date: September 30, 2016.

For more details about the position and link to the online application system please visit:

http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=100001&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gu.se%2Fomuniversitetet%2Faktuellt%2Fledigaanstallningar%2F%3Fid%3D19144%26Dnr%3D782812%26Type%3DS&Dnr=782812&Type=S

Date: 2016-09-09 12:56

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CLASP has is recruiting an associate lecturer in computational linguistics, with specialisation in machine learning. The announcement is at http://clasp.gu.se/recruitment/associate-senior-lecturer-in-computational-linguistics.

Date: 2016-05-29 19:53

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Språkbanken is looking for system developers. More information about the position is available here:

http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/ledigaanstallningar/?id=19144&...

Date: 2016-05-23 10:52

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Doctoral studentship position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 48 months
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2016-09-01
Reference number: UR 2016/335

The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10 year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP see http://flov.gu.se/clasp

Job assignments

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 extend 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.

Eligibility

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 Computational Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg also requires:

a. At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing, including a thesis of at least 15 credits, or equivalent qualifications, or

b. At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in Linguistics or Cognitive Science, including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first-level courses in Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, or Computer Science, or equivalent qualifications, or

c. At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in Computer Science, including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first-level courses in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Language Technology, or Cognitive Science, or equivalent qualifications.

The necessary English skills that are needed in order to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities, are also required.

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/postgra...

Assessment

Following the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme and on the Department's resources to supervise them. To facilitate the selection process, applicants must submit:

  1. theses and degree projects

  2. a project draft discribing the applicant's desired focus of research as well as which theories, methods and material they are planning to use.

Admissions and selections are conditional on the Department's resources to supervise within the doctoral student's focus of research as well as the compatibility of the candidate's project proposal with CLASP's areas of research. In addition to the assessment of the submitted application the process may also include interviews. For a more detailed account of the selection process please refer to the study syllabus above.

For more information as well as a link to the application portal go to http://goo.gl/gGOZUY

Date: 2016-04-26 11:22

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Chris Biemann, currently at the University of Darmstadt, has received the prestigious Wallenberg Academic Fellow Award and will join the CLT next year, at the CSE department. This is a five-year grant with very generous conditions and will allow Chris to build a research group here in Gothenburg. Chris is very energetic researcher so I think this is great news for the CLT and for NLP research in Gothenburg in general, and will certainly lead to many interesting collaborations!

http://itufak.gu.se/english/current/news/news-detail/?languageId=100001&contentId=1339640&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fitufak.gu.se%2Faktuellt%2Fnyheter%2Ffulltext%2F%2Fchris-biemann--datorer-som-kan-utveckla-sitt-eget-sprak.cid1339640

Date: 2015-12-03 14:16

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Elizabeth Coppock, Docent in Linguistics Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science was awarded a grant from the Swedish Research Council for her project 'Most and more: Quantity superlatives across languages'.

Date: 2015-11-10 21:36

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The outcome of UGOT Challenges resulted in an approved proposal for Centre for Ageing and Health – studies on capability in ageing – from genes to society. This is a collaborative multidisciplinary research project with language technology among others.

Dimitrios Kokkinakis presented the proposal at the CLT workshop 2014: http://clt.gu.se/sites/clt.gu.se/files/mkp/agecap.pdf

The language technology group will participate in two workpackages:

1. Participation in society, representation, self-determination and capability
We will examine how self-determination is related to treatment adherence and health literacy, i.e. the ability to access, read, understand, communicate, make use of health information and technical and medical language, and navigate in the health care system, including access and skills to use internet.

2. Cognition and capability
We will examine how diachronic, linguistic analyses of peoples’ writing or speech may serve as an early complementary marker for various types of cognitive decline. Methods from computational linguistics and natural language processing may provide new insights by applying and exploring automatic linguistic analysis and comparison of language samples. Language in this context represents various forms of spoken or written language production, e.g. transcripts of audio-recorded utterances, accessible language-based interaction through the web, and measures from an eye tracker device.

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The Future of Intelligence will take place in Gothenburg, December 9 2015. Registration is free.

http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/

Date: 2015-11-09 10:00

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