Dagmar Gromann dagmar.gromann at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 11:12:55 CEST 2020

Dear colleagues,  

I would highly appreciate your help to distribute the following information to potentially interested parties or interesting platforms. 

The Centre for Translation Studies seeks to fill the position of a university assistant (prae doc) for the project “Extracting Terminological Concept Systems from Natural Language Text”. 

Terminology extraction tools generally tend to extract isolated terms or concepts, but not their interrelations, with very few exceptions that extract one or two hierarchical relations. The project seeks to bring semantic and terminology technologies together for the benefit of improving automated terminology extraction. The resulting Text2TCS application automatically extracts hierarchical and semantic relations from text corpora to create a Terminological Concept System (TCS). It will rely on findings from ontology learning and machine learning. An automatically created TCS can foster cross-border communication in times of crisis, such as COVID-19, and help to avoid misunderstandings due to terminological consistency.

Perform literature review
Implement and practically apply NLP technologies
Perform software tests
Assist in user studies for evaluation purposes
Integrate the developed application into a broader language technology platform on a European level (European Language Grid)
Publish results from this research 
Present research results at international conferences

Diploma/master’s degree in Translation Studies, Computer Science, or related field
Research interest in NLP and/or computational terminology 
Strong programming skills, preferably in Python 
Practical experience with machine learning and NLP is an asset
Excellent command of written and spoken English 
Ability to work independently as well as in a team 
Prior research experience is an asset 


We offer a regular 30h/week university assistant (prae doc) position with flexible working hours to be filled as soon as possible until 30 June 2021. In a young, committed team you will contribute to the described project. The project will run for one year and you will work in a team with two other project members. Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement <http://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruiting/job-center/salary-scheme/>: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (prae doc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade. If interested, please submit your CV or questions to Assistant Professor Dagmar Gromann, dagmar.gromann at univie.ac.at <mailto:dagmar.gromann at univie.ac.at> or +43-1-4277-58013.

Kind regards,
Dagmar Gromann

Dagmar Gromann
Assistant Professor Tenure-Track 
Centre for Translation Studies
University of Vienna 
Gymnasiumstraße 50
A-1190 Vienna, Austria 

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