The ILPS group at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an opening for a postdoc or senior scientific programmer in the ‘Namescape’ project.
We are looking for someone with a background in computational liguistics or AI, with an affinity for literature and the Dutch language.
The project is a collaboration with the Hygens institute for Dutch History and the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL) and financed by Clarin-NL. The research concerns the use of named entities within Dutch literature. The aim is to extend a manual pilot project on 20 novels to a fully automatic analysis of a corpus of almost 9000 digitized modern Dutch novels. The project involves named entity recognition, special classification (real vs fictional entities), entity deduplication and modelling co-occurrence of entities.
The project runs for 1 year. For more information, see the research proposal.
Profile: Background in computational linguistics or AI. Experience with Linux, NLP and XML technology.
Level Postdoc or scientific programmer. Salary (depending on education and work experience) between €2.379 and €3.195 a month (before taxes).
Duration 1 year
Start March, April 2012
Information Maarten Marx (email@example.com)
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