We are offering a paid internship for a computer science Bachelor student, who is passionate about prototype design and development. Prerequisite is that you are a student studying at a German university. More details on prerequisites here.

At SciPlore you will be working with an international team of researchers, affiliated with the University of California Berkeley and the University of Magdeburg in Germany. As an intern, you will have the chance to spend 8-12 weeks abroad at a research institute collaborating with the SciPlore team.

The SciPlore team develops 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 academic plagiarism.

Below is a screenshot of CitePlag – the first prototype of a citation-based plagiarism detection system, which we developed. To see for yourself the document similarity visualization of CitePlag, use the system on a real plagiarism case that translated from Chinese, or on a plagiarized medical publication that was retracted with the help of CitePlag.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 is made possible by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). If you wish to intern, simply create a profile with the DAAD on their RISE-Weltweit 2014 website and search for SciPlore’s project page in their database. There you will find all the details of the internship project, including your tasks and the skills required.

You can find the online application guideline here.

Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

The DAAD will provide you with a monthly stipend dependent on several factors, as well as a fixed payment to cover your travel expenses! Since the DAAD RISE-Weltweit FAQs don’t specify precisely the amounts, please inquire with the RISE-Weltweit organizers by sending them an email.

If you have further questions please contact Bela Gipp.