[Elsnet-list] PhD studentship in question answering (correct closing date)

Constantin Orasan c.orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Tue Mar 6 18:19:48 CET 2007

Please note that the correct closing date is 13th April 2007. 

                     [Apologies for cross-postings]

     (£10,000 first year, £11,000 second year, £12,000 third year)

                     Closing date: 13th April 2007

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of
Wolverhampton invites applications for a three-year-funded PhD
studentship in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate is
expected to carry out research in the domain of question answering. We
are looking for candidates with a good honours degree in Computational
Linguistics, Computer Science or Information Sciences, with programming
skills and some experience in Natural Language Processing.  

Required skills:
- degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or Information
- experience with at least one of the following: Java, Perl, C++, .NET
- experience in Natural Language Processing
- good command of the English language

Desirable skills:
- Master's degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or
Information Sciences
- experience in question answering and/or information extraction 
- familiarity with a wide range of programming environments and
operating systems

Applications should be sent to

     Dr. Constantin Orasan
     Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
     University of Wolverhampton
     Stafford St.
     WV1 1SB
     United Kingdom
     E-mail: C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk

and must include:
- completed application form available from
http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/PhD-AF-06.pdf or
- CV including publications if any
- copy of university degree (in English)
- copy of transcript listing all university marks (in English)
- evidence of postgraduate qualification if applicable
- a covering letter in which candidates explain why they have applied
for the studentship, give details of their research
interests/experience, background, programming skills and an outline of
any experience in Natural Language Processing or Linguistics.
- a PhD plan (about 1000 words) which explains the research question to
be addressed, the academic or intellectual context in which the proposed
work is located and the methodology likely to be employed. A brief
action plan should also be provided. The field of this PhD MUST be
question answering. 

Applications should be made by email and/or surface mail. The closing
date for applications is 13th April 2007. The short-listed applicants
will be interviewed by email and telephone in the week beginning 16th
April 2007.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of 10,000 GBP first year,
11,000 GBP second year and 12,000 GBP third year and also covers the
tuition fees for 3 years.

The successful candidate will be working in a vibrant research
environment, engaging in active research. This studentship is funded by
the EU-funded project QALL-ME, so it is expected that the appointed
student will contribute to this project as well. In return, the student
will have access and will benefit from the resources developed in the

Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research
in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic
summarisation, question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text
categorisation, named entity recognition, information extraction, corpus
construction and annotation, automatic terminology processing,
multilingual processing, and multiple-choice question generation. To a
large extent, this research has been undertaken in projects funded by
major UK funding bodies and commercial partners.

For further information/queries, please contact:
Dr. Constantin Orasan
Phone: +44 1902 322 623
Email: C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk

Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton

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