[Elsnet-list] PhD studentship in Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering

Paul Piwek paul.piwek at itri.brighton.ac.uk
Tue Aug 10 19:49:46 CEST 2004

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       Studentship available for
           PhD programme in:

       Computational Linguistics and
           Language Engineering

      ITRI, University of Brighton, UK


ITRI at the University of Brighton invites
applications for a three year studentship for its
postgraduate studies programme for the coming academic
year (start date: October 2004).

We are looking for applicants who are interested
in pursuing research for their PhD in one of the
following or a related area:

  - Overgeneration-and-ranking in Natural Language

  - Relating text layout in NLG and text prosody in
    speech production

  - Lexical resources for the generation of medical

  - Constraint-based planning for generating
    interpolations in text

  - Generation for Embodied Conversational

  - Knowledge Editing using a natural language

  - Text summarisation from data

  - NL Generation using structured statistical models
    based on Web-compiled domain-specific corpora

  - Inheritance-based statistical language modelling

For information on recent and current projects at ITRI
see http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/projectsindex.html

ITRI is a dedicated interdisciplinary research department
within the University of Brighton, and a recognised centre
of excellence internationally in the field of computational
linguistics. PhD students at ITRI enjoy close access to
the international community, through our ongoing projects and
our weekly programme of seminars. They also form part
of a wider community of research students in CL within
Brighton, together with students from the NL group at
the University of Sussex. In addition to hosting visiting
professors and other researchers, ITRI also occassionally
hosts visiting PhD students; our most recent student
visitors have been from Harvard University (USA), the
University of Campinas (Brazil), and the University
of Distance Education (Spain). ITRI's postgraduate research
student division  is recognised by the UK's research
council for social sciences (ESRC) and for engineering
and physical sciences (EPSRC). For more information
about the  environment ITRI provides for its research
students and on how to apply see:

Eligibility for Studentship

Applicants must have a good honours degree or
equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics,
Linguistics or a related discipline or be expecting to
achieve this by, or soon after, October 2004. Eligibility for
the studentship is *not*  restricted by country (i.e., we
welcome applications from EU, UK and overseas students).
The studentship includes all university fees, an annual stipend
to cover living expenses, and a modest budget to cover
attendance at conferences and/or training courses.

Application Procedure Information

The deadline for applications is September 7, 2004. Interviews
will take place on September 20.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal inquiries
before submitting a formal application. Formal application
forms should include the outline of a research
proposal (at least 1 A4). (Application forms are available from

Contact details

Dr. Paul Piwek (Research Student Division Leader)

Email: postgrad-admissions at itri.brighton.ac.uk

Mail:  ITRI - University of Brighton
        Watts Building, Moulsecoomb
        BN2 4GJ Brighton, UK

Phone: +44 1273 64 29 16

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