Job offer: Associate Research Scientist

2018/09/03 by

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has an opening for an

Associate Research Scientist

(PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years)

This position should further strengthen and develop the profile of the lab in natural language processing (NLP) and related topics such as machine learning, multimodal content analysis, information retrieval, or novel applications of NLP to social sciences and humanities.

Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to:

  • interactive clustering and machine learning to extract sets of textual snippets according to multiple criteria, e.g. high-quality and diverse examples illustrating a lexical entry’s usage;
  • NLP for low-resource languages, e.g. analyzing discourse-level argumentation in Georgian;
  • interactive sequence labeling to support claim validation by experts, e.g. for extracting evidence from corpora;
  • joint text and image processing for content classification in social media, e.g. identifying bias;
  • analyzing and generating creative language, such as humor, metaphor, or other rhetorical means.