Internship on information extraction in the eBusiness domain

The Units for Natural Language Processing and for eBusiness at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute ( of the National University of Ireland, Galway invite applications for an internship on information extraction in the eBusiness domain.

The successful candidate will contribute to a research prototype for the automatic detection of so-called ‘semantic paths’ in business reporting, describing business events and entailments between them.

Essential Skills:
– computational linguistics background
– experience in information extraction
– programming skills, preferably in Java, Python

Desirable Skills, some experience in:
– textual entailment
– ontologies

The internship is to start preferably by February 2010 and will be for a duration of 6 months. Internships are enumerated with upto EUR 1200 per month.

DERI is a leading research institute in semantic technologies that offers a stimulating, dynamic and multi-cultural research environment, excellent ties to research-groups worldwide, close collaboration with industrial partners and up-to-date infrastructure and resources. The Unit for Natural Language Processing ( has a focus on applied research in ontology-based information extraction, semantic-level text mining and the use of linguistic and semantic methods in information retrieval. The eBusiness Unit
( develops methods that support the application of semantics to business information systems in the areas of content analytics, uncovering and extracting meaning from business information and the development of provenance based trust for business information integration.

Please send your application, preferably with links to relevant previous study and/or research experience, by Jan 15th to:

Dr. Paul Buitelaar (paul dot buitelaar at deri dot org) and Sean O’Riain (sean dot oriain at deri dot org)