Open Phd and postdoc positions in Statistical Machine Translation

The computer science department of the University of Le Mans (LIUM) welcomes applications for a postdoc position in statistical machine translation. The initial contract will be for one year, but an extension of up to three years is possible. The position is immediately available and applications are accepted until the position is filled. Salary starts at 32.500 Euro, in function of qualification and experience. LIUM performs research on new machine learning algorithms applied to statistical machine translation. Topics of interest are continuous space translation and language models, discriminative and unsupervised training, adaptation techniques, integration of linguistic knowledge, etc. We are mainly working on the translation of French, Arabic and Mandarin. Fluency in one of these languages is a plus, but not a necessary condition. The working language is English (or French ;-) LIUM has successfully participated in recent international evaluations, in particular NIST'08 and WMT'08. We are involved in large international research projects and cooperate with several European research institutes. A large high performance cluster is available to support the research. Le Mans is located in between Paris and the Atlantic ocean (both reachable in less than 1 hours by high speed train), near the Loire valley with many wineries, outdoor activities, etc. Applications should be sent by email to Holger Schwenk, including CV, list of publication, 2 or 3 most relevant publications and the names of two referees.
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