Speaking of Location: Future Directions in Geospatial Natural Language Research,4/9/2017, L’Aquila, Italy

A workshop to be held as part of the Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT), 4th September 2017, L’Aquila, Italy Call for Papers Research into the description of location using human (natural) language has been approached from linguistics, geospatial, and computer science perspectives.  This multidisciplinary workshop will explore current developments in the area with a particular view to considering directions and priorities for future research.  It will include both peer-reviewed presentations and group discussions. The scope approaches to automated extraction and understanding of natural language descriptions of location in textual…

[JOB] Research Engineer in Natural Language Processing, Manchester, UK

Department – Computer Science Salary – Salary of up to £27,629 Location – Manchester, UK Vacancy Overview – Fixed term contract for 2 years, with the potential for permanent employment. Based in Manchester, UK. Opportunity: Data science company Metafused, in partnership with the University of Warwick, have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and skilled computer scientist to play a critical role in the development of industry standard target dependent sentiment and intent analysis by sharing knowledge with experts in the field. • Develop state of the art methodology for determining specific sentiment…

Call for grant applications – UOC (Barcelona-Catalonia-Spain)

The call for grant applications for the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme; Education and ICT (e-learning) Doctoral Programme, and Network and Information Technologies Doctoral Programme is open. The deadline for applications for the doctoral programmes is 31 January 2017. The UOC is offering grants for these three doctoral programmes for the 2017/2018 academic year. To be eligible for the UOC Doctoral Grants Programme students must be full-time and physically present at the University’s premises. The grants normally cover three years, but in some cases they can be extended to…

[JOB] Postdoctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing and Text Mining – Edge Hill University

Location: Ormskirk Salary: £32,958 to £37,075 per annum Fixed term: until 31st December 2019 Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Sunday 15 January 2017 Interview Date: Wednesday 01 February 2017 Reference: EHR0047-1216   An exciting opportunity to work on a Horizon 2020 project with high-profile research and industrial partners in a state-of-the-art facility.   About You Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher in Natural Language Processing and Text Mining at the Department of Computer Science, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK. You should have a PhD in the broad area of Computer Science…

[BOOK] Collaborative Annotation for Reliable Natural Language Processing: Technical and Sociological Aspects

Publication of a book on manual corpus annotation, in particular using crowdsourcing: “Collaborative Annotation for Reliable Natural Language Processing: Technical and Sociological Aspects”. (Wiley-ISTE, 196p). The book is available here: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1848219040.html# Abstract: NLP has witnessed two major evolutions in the past 25 years: firstly, the extraordinary success of machine learning, which is now, for better or for worse, overwhelmingly dominant in the field, and secondly, the multiplication of evaluation campaigns or shared tasks. Both involve manually annotated corpora, for the training and evaluation of the systems. These corpora have progressively become the hidden pillars of our…