**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.
## Full description:


Aix Marseille University


* 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.