Overview

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position on the
exploitation of word embeddings for crosslingual text analysis and
semantic enrichment. The Embeddia project (Cross-Lingual Embeddings for
Less-Represented Languages in European News Media) is a consortium of 9
partners including media and software companies and computer science
research labs aiming to improve the crosslingual access to European news
contents (see the official Embeddia
<https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218731/factsheet/en> summary).
In the University of La Rochelle, using novel word embeddings for
low-resourced languages, we are in charge of the crosslingual detection
and linking of named entities, as well as developping
language-independent event detection techniques. The research fellow
will first be in charge of building a state of the art of existing
related approaches, tools and resources, then to conduct further
research and experiments, as well as to participate in the supervision
of master students.

The work will be conducted in the informatics, image and interaction
laboratory (L3i), within the Horizon 2020 Embeddia project
<https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218731/factsheet/en>. The L3i is a
100-person computer science laboratory created in 1993, hosted in the
heart of the historical and sunny seaside city of La Rochelle
<https://www.google.com/search?q=la+rochelle&tbm=isch>.
The context of work is rather vivid, with a growing international team
around two H2020 projects, and several international events organised
locally (CICLing 2019 in April, a 2-week summer school on document
analysis and understanding in July 2019, etc.).

Company:

University of La Rochelle

Qualifications:

– a PhD in Computer Science, ideally with further postdoctoral experience
– past experience in statistical NLP, IR, or ML
– proven record of high-level publications in one or more of those fields
– fluency in written and spoken English (please note: French-language
skills are irrelevant)

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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About MIA Lab-University La Rochelle

Le « Laboratoire de Mathématiques Calcul Asymptotique » a été créé à la rentrée 1993 sur la base du projet « Calcul Asymptotique » proposé par G. Wallet. D’abord labellisé Jeune Équipe, il sera reconnu par le ministère Équipe d’accueil (3165) pour le contrat quadriennal 2000-2003. Le projet initial, centré sur les fondements et les méthodes du calcul asymptotique, s’est enrichi progressivement de nouvelles thématiques : probabilités et calcul stochastique, aspects géométriques et algébriques des systèmes dynamiques, étude qualitative des solutions d’équations aux dérivées partielles , modélisation en économie et écologie … Compte tenu de ces évolutions, pour le contrat 2004-2007, le laboratoire change de nom pour devenir « Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Applications ».
Durant ce contrat, de nouvelles collaborations vont se mettre en place notamment avec les chercheurs du laboratoire L3I de La Rochelle, mais également avec les chercheurs du laboratoire SIC de Poitiers. On trouvera dans la rubrique Partenari