Overview

**Word sense disambiguation and lexical substitution in French**

The recruited post-doc researcher will work at Laboratoire Parole et
Langage in Aix en Provence. The researcher will work in the ANR project
ALECTOR (https://alectorsite.wordpress.com/). The aim of the project is to
develop tools for reading assistance for dyslexic children based on
automatic text simplification.

The mission of the post-doc includes two main goals. On the one hand, it
will be necessary to develop original methods for **lexical substitution**,
taking into account intra-lexical and statistical criteria. Therefore, the
researcher will use existing results and resources for word sense
disambiguation, notably ReSyf (a lexicon of graded and disambiguated
synonyms). On the other hand, it will be required to enrich the resource by
including **multiword expressions**, for which a complexity degree must be
assigned.

Publishing the results and transferring them to the partner teams in the
project will also be part of the post-doc missions.

Company:

Aix Marseille University

Qualifications:

* PhD in computer science, natural language processing or similar domain

Language requirements:

* Excellent level of written and spoken French and English is required

Specific requirements:

Duration: 1 year, starting in January 2018 (or earlier)

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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About Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University is a public research university located in Provence, southern France.