*Article separation in historical newspapers*

Interested in joining a young group the crossroad between document 
analysis and NLP, located in a historical town by the Atlantic Ocean? 
And walk 10 minutes from the lab to the beach. We have open positions in 
the context of 2 ongoing Horizon 2020 projects: Embeddia and NewsEye as 
well as subsequent projects. In 2020-2021, we have among others 
published long papers in *CORE A* and A* conferences ACL, JCDL, ICDAR, 
CoNLL, DAS COLING, ICADL.. We coordinate the H2020 NewsEye project, 
focused on improving access to large European collections of historical 
newspapers. We developed the *NewsEye platform* for navigating through 
such collections, a platform it will build upon in future years. Full 
details on the NewsEye project are available on its website - 
http://newseye.eu/ <http://newseye.eu/>

*Location*: L3i laboratory, La Rochelle, France

*Duration*: 2 years (1+1), with possible further extension

*Net salary range*: 2100€-2300 € monthly

*Context*: H2020 NewsEye project and regional project Anna

Keywords: *digitized documents, combination of visual and textual 
features, layout analysis, statistical NLP, language-independent 
approaches, deep/machine learning.*

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position on the 
separation of articles from digitized newspapers, in particular 
historical newspapers. This task is a critical first step for any use of 
digitized newspapers, which are initially only split per “page image” files.

Your goal will be to study the state of the art and devise methods 
combining visual and textual features so as improve the performance of 
article separation on a large scale. In particular, we seek for methods 
that function with limited training data and for several languages. NLP 
and image analysis experience are equally valued. Experience of both is 

Who we search for:

-PhD in document analysis, NLP, IR, or ML, ideally followed by 
postdoctoral experience

-proven record of high-level publications in one or more of those fields

-fluency in written and spoken English (French language skills are not 

Applications including a CV and a one-page research statement discussing 
how the candidate's background fits requirements and topic are to be 
sent to by email to [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, strictly with the subject 
"NewsEye/ANNA postdoc application".

*Application deadline: 13 October 2021.*

*PDF version of this call* 



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