This position should further strengthen and develop the profile of the lab in natural language processing (NLP) and related topics such as machine learning, multimodal content analysis, information retrieval, or novel applications of NLP to social sciences and humanities.

Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to:

interactive clustering and machine learning to extract sets of textual snippets according to multiple criteria, e.g. high-quality and diverse examples illustrating a lexical entry’s usage;
NLP for low-resource languages, e.g. analyzing discourse-level argumentation in Georgian;
interactive sequence labeling to support claim validation by experts, e.g. for extracting evidence from corpora;
joint text and image processing for content classification in social media, e.g. identifying bias;
analyzing and generating creative language, such as humor, metaphor, or other rhetorical means.
The lab has a strong profile in the above areas, which features robust semantic analysis and textual inference, multimodal content analysis and summarization, and applications of NLP including novel benchmarks and problem definitions. It currently develops a new focus on interactive machine learning and chatbots and conversational agents. The lab closely cooperates with machine learning, computer vision, and data management groups of the Computer Science department. It has a strong industrial network and works together with social sciences and humanities on real-life research problems.


UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt


We are looking to attract highly qualified candidates with an outstanding degree in NLP, machine learning, or a related field of Computer Science. The candidates should preferably have research and teaching experience and strong communication skills in English and German (optional). Together with the candidate, we work out an individual career development plan and identify the relevant opportunities for the professional and personal growth within the activities of the lab.

Specific requirements:

for an initial term of two years

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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