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  • Postdoctoral researcher Language in Interaction

    Deadline: Sunday 10 September 2017

    This postdoc position is part of the larger Dutch research consortium 'Language in Interaction', sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour. The postdoc will be part of a team working on the question "The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?", and will focus on the problem of how to learn word vector representations that encode the combinatorial properties of words required to account for complex linguistic phenomena.

    The postdoctoral researcher should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in (computational) linguistics, or another relevant field of study, and a strong background in syntax, formal semantics and/or parsing. Knowledge of methods in distributional semantics and machine learning for Natural Language Processing is desirable, as is previous experience with vector space models of semantic compositionality.

    For more information, see here or at or contact Dr. Willem Zuidema at , or Dr Raquel Fernández at .

ILLC Events this week

  • 14 - 25 August 2017, Summer School in Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Sapporo, Japan

    Date: 14 - 25 August 2017
    Location: Sapporo, Japan

    The Department of Philosophy at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) will hold a two-week summer school in dynamic epistemic logic and its applications, jointly with three guest lecturers from ILLC (University of Amsterdam) as part of Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2017.

    The following two intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the summer school:
    Course 1 (August 14 to August 18): Introduction to Logic,  main lecturer: Katsuhiko Sano (Department of Philosophy, Hokkaido University).
    Course 2 (August 21 to August 25): Dynamic Epistemic Logic, main lecturers: Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
    There will be a special live on-line lecture by Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, and Tsinghua University) during Course 2.

    Application period for students from universities other than Hokkaido University is from February 1 to February 28 2017.

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