NLP Researcher

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These are two full-time positions to work at Babelscape, a highly-technological company based in Rome, Italy, at the intersection between research and industry focused on the construction and maintenance of multilingual lexicalized knowledge graph. The candidate has the option to start a Ph.D. in 2020 in the Department of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome under the supervision of prof. Roberto Navigli, leading an internationally-renowned group of 15+ researchers and Ph.D. students in multilingual Natural Language Processing.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
  • Position 1: carrying out research on extracting and interlinking multilingual lexicographic knowledge graphs.
  • Position 2: carrying out research on multilingual Word sense Disambiguation, Entity Linking and Semantic Role Labeling.
  • M.Sc. in computer science, computational linguistics or linguistics
  • Programming skills in Java or Python.
  • Knowledge of deep learning architectures and frameworks (PyTorch, Tensorflow) is a plus for position 1 and a must for position 2.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The candidate may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Italy for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.
Gross salary between 44 000€ and 50 000€ per year.
How to apply
Please write to specifying [KNOWGRAPHS] application for position X the subject for information or applications, where X is the position number (1 or 2) you are most interested in (see above).
Starting date
The successful candidates will start as early as possible starting from December 2019, but no later than March 2020.
Who we are
Babelscape is a Sapienza startup company founded in 2016 focused on multilingual Natural Language Processing with the main goal of enabling multilinguality and text understanding in customers’ applications which deal with text in different ways. Thanks to technological transfer from the internationally renowned Natural Language Processing research group headed by prof. Roberto Navigli at the Sapienza University of Rome, winner of two European Research Council grants and of several international awards, we place ourselves on the market with very high professional profiles and the ability to tailor our solutions to the customers' needs.

The company's core mission is to overcome the language barriers by enabling the automatic processing of text independently of the input language, and distilling and aggregating the information extracted across languages by means of a unified large-scale multilingual knowledge repository and semantically-enhanced text comprehension systems.