* Research team *

The NLP group at the University of Mannheim is a young and, frankly, nice group with a focus on knowledge acquisition, natural language processing, as well as their application to support empirical research in (Computational) Social Sciences and (Digital) Humanities. We are part of the larger Data and Web Science group, a cluster of 7 faculty members and 20+ PhD students and researchers covering a wide range of topics in Data Science. More information can be found here [1].


University of Mannheim


The successful candidate has a master in computer science or related discipline, a strong background in natural language processing and machine learning (especially deep learning for NLP), as well as excellent programming skills. We are interested in team players with exceptional track records, who are fluent in English and highly motivated in publishing at top-tier venues.

The PhD candidate will work on a joint research project on hybrid semantic representations together with colleagues of the Language Technology Group of the University of Hamburg (Prof. Chris Biemann). The project focuses on new models of meaning in context bringing together word and sense embeddings with information from knowledge graphs.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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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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