The Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) at the University of
Stuttgart has an opening for a PhD student to work in the context of a new
project on computational structural analysis of code-switching (i.e.
alternating between languages in spoken or written communication), headed
by Ozlem Cetinoglu [1].

The position is available in the context of the project SAGT [2] funded by
the German Research Council (DFG). The successful candidate will develop
tools and methods for core NLP tasks, such as normalisation, POS tagging,
and parsing, for code-switched corpora, with a focus on Turkish-German.


University of Stuttgart


The candidate for the position should have the following qualifications:

– excellent Master?s degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics
or similar
– advanced knowledge of natural language processing
– strong programming skills in object-oriented and scripting languages
– excellent communication skills and interest in interdisciplinary work
– excellent command of written and oral English

The following skills will be considered as a plus:

– experience with machine learning methods, in particular deep learning
– knowledge of German and/or Turkish

Specific requirements:

The position will be available for three years, starting in Spring 2017 and
open until filled.

Educational level:

Master Degree

Level of experience (years):

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

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About University of Stuttgart

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