3 PhD positions in Natural Language Processing and Linked Data

The Unit for Natural Language Processing [1] of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics [2] at the National University of Ireland, Galway [3], invites applications for three PhD positions in Natural Language Processing and Linked Data. The positions are associated with the SFI funded research program on Text Mining with Linked Data and with theĀ  EU funded project MixedEmotions [4], which will implement a Linked Data platform for emotion analysis across multilingual and multimodal data sources.

Topics of interest include:
– emotion analysis from multilingual unstructured and semi-structured text and data sources, including multimodal sources
– novel techniques for directional distributional similarity and its applications in taxonomy extraction as well as structural and application-based methods for taxonomy extraction evaluation
– multilingual enhancement of structured data (e.g. ontologies, taxonomies, knowledge graphs) usingĀ  a combination of statistical machine translation, machine learning and distributional semantics
– building and interacting with knowledge graphs, exploratory search over knowledge graphs, entity recommendation, and entity linking

Candidates should preferably have a Masters degree in a relevant field of study with an emphasis on areas such as text mining, natural language processing, computational linguistics, machine learning etc.

Scholarship: Tax free stipend of 18,000 Euros per year (i.e., 1500 Euros per month), in addition to the university fees.

Please send your application (CV and cover letter, both in PDF only) before the closing date of August 2nd, 2015 to Dr. Paul Buitelaar at paul.buitelaar@insight-centre.org

[1] http://nlp.insight-centre.org
[2] http://insight-centre.org/
[3] http://www.nuigalway.ie
[4] http://mixedemotions-project.eu