These positions are a part of 3 year project, jointly funded by MHRD, Govt of India, and MeitY, Govt. of India under the IMPRINT project titled “A Platform for Crosslingual and Multilingual Event Monitoring in Indian Languages”.
Scope of the project: The project aims to build a cross-lingual, multi-lingual, multi-source and multi-domain platform for information extraction in Indian languages to extract and classify events of interest from news media and to demonstrate the application in a few domains. A pluggable and customizable platform will be developed, enabled for English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and Tamil to monitor news events around a few themes such as disaster, conflict events and health. The output will be presented in multiple languages as well as a suitable visualization interface supported by analytics. The system will be extendible to monitor other sources like social media.
Partner Institutes: IIT Kharagpur (Co-ordinating Institute), IIT Patna, IIT Bombay, Anna University (KBC)
* Eligible candidates should hold B.E./B.Tech./MCA/Msc/M.E./M.Tech degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Electronics and Communication Engineering (or a related discipline).
* Good programming skills in Python or Java
* Prior research experience/publications in a related field is a plus
* Knowledge of IR, NLP and Machine Learning tools is a plus
Initial contract of 1 year, with possibility of extension for two more years.
How to apply:
Please mention NLP People as a source when applying