Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7214941 (Ref #: AHCLC1213)
- Posting Date: Feb 8, 2024
Are you an ambitious early-career researcher looking for your next challenge?
Do you possess a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics or related area? Do you have a keen desire to further our understanding of Natural Language Processing? Are you committed to Open Science? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?
iDEM aims at addressing the barriers in deliberative and participatory democratic practices by using natural language processing methods as enablers in addressing political inequality for deliberation and participation in democratic spaces. In collaboration with other EU partners, we will develop techniques to detect difficult words and constructions in the texts of the target domain and for the target audiences by means of fine-tuning large language models. The research objective for this task is aimed at addressing the following problems: (i) the need to transfer prediction models across different user groups and domains, often with small amounts of training data; (ii) the need to deal with multiple languages; and (iii) the need to combine heterogeneous levels of annotation on the levels of words, passages, sentences or texts, often with noise and inconsistent annotations. We will also focus on experimenting with explainable AI, so that the classifiers can provide explanations to ensure that the right choices are made for the right reasons.
What we offer in return
And much more!
If you are looking for a role that will challenging and fast paced apply today.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Serge Sharoff – Professor of Language Technology
|Leeds - Main Campus
|Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
|School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
|£37,099 to £44,263
|Fixed Term (2.5 year fixed-term contract from 1 May 2024 to 31 Oct 2026,To complete a specific task or time limited work, including the need for specific expertise or additional resource for a project.)
|Wednesday 07 February 2024
|Wednesday 28 February 2024
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