The SciPlore team at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA

The SciPlore team at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA

Our partnering research group SciPlore, from which Docear evolved, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering a paid internship for a Bachelor student in the field of computer science. Prerequisite for applying is that you are a student studying at a German university (if you are from the US, UK, or Canada, read here). More details on prerequisites here.

SciPlore is an international team of researchers affiliated with the University of Magdeburg in Germany and  the University of California, Berkeley. As an intern, you will have the chance to spend 6-12 weeks abroad at a research institute collaborating with the SciPlore research team.
SciPlore researches novel approaches in citation and semantic text analysis for quantifying similarities between scientific articles. Similarity assessments are crucial to many Information Retrieval (IR) tasks, such as clustering of documents, recommending academic literature, or automatically detecting plagiarism.

Below is a screenshot of CitePlag – the first prototype of a citation-based plagiarism detection system, which the researchers at SciPlore developed. To see what CitePlag  can do, check it out for yourself on a real plagiarism case that translated from Chinese, or on a plagiarized medical publication that was retracted with the help of CitePlag.

Plagiarism Case by K.-T. zu Guttenberg

Screenshot showing document visualization in CitePlag – click on the image to open the interactive web-based prototype

This internship with SciPlore is made possible by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). To apply, simply create a profile with the DAAD on their RISE-Weltweit 2014 website and search for SciPlore’s project page in their database, which describes all the details of the internship project, including your tasks and the skills required.

Application deadline is January 12, 2014.

Compensation: The DAAD will provide you with a monthly stipend and a fixed payment to cover your travel expenses!

Berkeley – 1,000 EUR per month + 1,250 EUR onetime payment for travel expenses

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