The Cognitive and Communication Technologies (TCC) division of
ITC-Irst has an opening for a position (three years, renewable)
starting as soon as possible.
- experience in one or more of the followings: Information Extraction,
Question-Answering, Word-Sense Disambiguation, Statistical Methods
for NLP, Learning Techniques Applied to NLP, Text Summarisation;
- programming expertise including some of the following: JAVA, Common
Lisp, Perl, XML;
- a university degree in computer science, computational linguistics,
linguistics, or related area;
- good working knowledge of English;
- excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- ability and willingness to work as part of a highly skilled,
collaborative research team.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate to experience.
The successful candidate will work as a part of the team devoted to
the EU-funded project MEANING.
MEANING will be concerned with automatically collecting and analysing
language data from the WWW on a large scale, and building more
comprehensive multilingual lexical knowledge bases to support improved
word sense disambiguation (WSD). Current web access applications are
based on words; MEANING will open the way for access to the
Multilingual Web based on concepts, providing applications with
capabilities that significantly exceed those currently
available. MEANING will facilitate development of concept-based open
domain Internet applications (such as Question/Answering, Cross
Lingual Information Retrieval, Summarisation, Text Categorisation,
Event Tracking, Information Extraction, Machine Translation, etc.).
Furthermore, MEANING will supply a common conceptual structure to
Internet documents, thus facilitating knowledge management of web
To apply, please send a CV plus list of publications to:
Head of the TCC Division,
38050 Povo (TN) Italy
38050 Povo (TN) Italy
Applications via e-mail are welcome.
About ITC-Irst. Located in one of the most beautiful area of Italy,
near the Dolomites, Irst (Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologica) is a major Italian research centre operating in fields
such as: Artificial Intelligence, Microsystems, and Surface Physics.
The Artificial Intelligence area comprises the following divisions:
TCC (Cognitive and Communication Technologies), SSI (Interactive
Sensory Systems) and SRA (Automatic Reasoning Systems). Irst
(presently directed by Luigia Carlucci Aiello) has a long score of
important achievements in all the areas of its activity, testifying
its vocation towards excellence in basic and applied research, and in
About the TCC division. The Cognitive and Communication Technologies
division of IRST is one of the leading European research groups in the
areas of Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction and
Dialogue Systems, Multi-modality, Natural Language Generation, and
Production and Maintenance of Linguistic Resources. Committed to both
basic and applied research, TCC has consolidated links and pursues
joint research efforts with many of the main research centres all over
the world, and has regular and fruitful relationships with primary
companies, especially those operating in the Web world. TCC has a long
record of EU funded projects. As part of ITC-Irst, TCC is a member of
the European Network of Excellence in Natural Language and Speech
For more information about TCC, see http://tcc.itc.it
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