[open-linguistics] Jobs: PostDoc: language technology/information extraction at University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Christian Chiarcos christian.chiarcos at web.de
Mon Mar 30 13:08:49 UTC 2015

Dear Open Linguists,

as many of us are specifically interested in areas at the intersection of
information technology and linguistics, I'd like to make you aware of the
following job offer from the University of Gothenburg. Please disseminate !


The Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg has a vacancy for
one or more postdoctoral fellow positions (one year, with a possible
extension of up to one additional year) in Language Technology. The
successful candidates will be placed in the Språkbanken language technology
group <http://spraakbanken.gu.se> and participate in the activities of the
Centre for Language Technology <http://www.clt.gu.se>, a high-profile
cross-disciplinary environment for research collaboration in language
technology, organizers of the successful EACL 2014 conference.

The successful applicant will conduct their research in the project "South
Asia as a linguistic area? Exploring big-data methods in areal and genetic
linguistics" <http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/research/lsi>, and specifically
work on developing automatic information extraction and text mining methods
for turning the content of conventional descriptive grammars (in free text)
into formally structured information in a typological database. The source
material will be in English, primarily the 268 grammar sketches from the
Linguistic Survey of India will be targeted.

Closing date: 10th April, 2015.

For more information and online application forms, see


Please direct questions about the positions to Lars Borin:
<lars.borin at svenska.gu.se>
office +46 (0)31 786 4544
mobile +46 (0)70 747 8386

Best wishes
Lars Borin

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Se aikainen matohan nokitaan!
(Reijo Mäki: Uhkapelimerkki)
Lars Borin
Språkbanken • Centre for Language Technology
Institutionen för svenska språket
Göteborgs universitet
Box 200
SE-405 30 Göteborg

office +46 (0)31 786 4544
mobile +46 (0)70 747 8386

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