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Project opportunity in Natural Language Processing of historical texts in Portuguese

2017 July 6
by Michał

Update 2017-07-13 We received a lot of great responses. Thank you very much for the interest in contributing to our project! This also turned out to be a great way to get in touch with people who do very interesting and relevant research. We need to review the responses now and get in touch with people individually. Thank you very much indeed.

We are looking for a person with good skills and experience in Natural Language Processing for our project on the boundary of history and social network analysis. The project involves analysis of historical documents and written communication (e.g. letters) in Portuguese.

Skills/experience:

  • Skills and experience in text mining and natural language processing, especially solving Entity Recognition problems
  • Ability to work with text data in Portuguese
  • Tools: preferably R or Python
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Experience in Social Network Analysis will be an asset

Time frame: We would like to start working within July-September 2017, but the sooner the better.

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work on an interesting topic on the boundary of history and social network analysis
  • Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team
  • Monetary compensation

Please send serious inquires to m.bojanowski@uw.edu.pl . We welcome examples of your work demonstrating your skills in the relevant areas/topics.

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