CV Mining for Selection in Hiring Processes


Caroline Privault
Fabien Guillot

Duration: 6 months - Dates confirmed after interview based on availability of the candidate
Start Date: April 2016 - Date confirmed after interview based on availability of the candidate

The Text processing & Interaction group in ADL brings together competencies in text mining, user interaction & design, and advanced engineering, in order to prototype and transfer technologies to Xerox business groups and customers. 
The main focus for this internship is on the development of specific language resources and tools for application to CV mining in the Human Resources domain: the goal is to contribute to the development of a system for supporting recruiters in the review of applicants’ CVs received for a published job vacancy. The candidate will have the possibility to work on some of the following tasks in collaboration with other team members:

Generating Linguistic Resources

- generate linguistic resources for semantic relatedness such as semantic taxonomy
- exploit public corpora and free databases, to build linguistic resources

Mining Candidate Personality Traits

- investigate the state of the art in related fields such as psycho-linguistics or social-linguistics to understand possible relationships between specific personal expressions (syntax, word usage, etc) and personality traits of the candidates
- develop tools for parsing resume text contents to detect specific personal expressions such as usage of pronouns, passive/active form, etc

The candidate will contribute to the design of annotation schemes and corpora annotation as part of the above tasks. You will be part of a team of developers and researchers, on a project managed with an agile methodology.

-    Master Student or PhD
-    Knowledge/practice of an Annotation Tool e.g. Brat or other
-    Experience in developing linguistic resources
-    Experience in using scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl). Practice of JAVA  is a plus
-    Knowledge of some Natural Language Processing tools, (e.g. Named Entity Recognizers, Syntactic Parsers, POS taggers, CRF, etc.)
-    Verbal and written communication skills in English
-    Knowledge of XML, or other structured format is a plus
-    Knowledge in Machine Learning (e.g. Deep learning), Ontology/Semantic web are a plus

To submit an application, please send your CV and cover letter to Please specify "CV Mining for Selection in Hiring Processes" in your subject line.

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