Overview

We are looking for a 2-year postdoc in identification and analysis of
lexical semantic change using computational models applied to diachronic
corpora.

Our languages change over time. As a consequence, words may look the
same, but have different meanings at different points in time, a
phenomenon called lexical semantic change (LSC). To facilitate
interpretation, search, and analysis of old texts, we build
computational methods for automatic detection and characterization of
LSC from large amounts of text. Our outputs will be used by the
lexicographic R&D unit that compiles the Swedish Academy dictionaries,
as well as by researchers from the humanities and social sciences that
include textual analysis as a central methodological component.

Company:

University of Gothenburg

Qualifications:

We are looking for a researcher with an excellent scientific track
record and a phd in a relevant area (for example, language
technology/natural language processing, computer science, complex
systems, mathematics, linguistics with experience in computational
methods, or informational sciences).

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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