Overview

The Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval Group at the University of Mannheim invites applications for

ONE PHD OR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN STATISTICAL NLP / INFORMATION EXTRACTION AND APPLICATIONS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:

– statistical semantic processing
– knowledge base construction and ontology learning
– digital humanities and computational social science

The researchers will be located at the Data and Web Science Group (DWS) of the University of Mannheim, one of leading centers for Data Science in Germany (more information can be found at http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/).

Company:

University of Mannheim

Qualifications:

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:

– statistical semantic processing
– knowledge base construction and ontology learning
– digital humanities and computational social science

Specific requirements:

Duration: initially one year (starting in Fall 2017) with possible extension of 2-4 years.

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About University of Mannheim

University of Mannheim
A Leading University in Germany

The University of Mannheim is one of the leading universities in Germany. This is proven by the fact that the university is awarded the national “Excellence Initiative” status. Numerous rankings, awards and evaluations also attest to the quality of research and teaching at the University of Mannheim.

The university’s trademark is its distinct profile. This is characterized by Mannheim’s renowned economic and social sciences which are closely intertwined with humanities, law, mathematics and computer science. Its schools and research institutes cooperate in numerous international research networks. Institutes and projects like the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) or collaborative research centres underline the university`s reputation as one of top ten to twenty institutions in economic and social sciences in Europe.

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