[Elsnet-list] PhD Studentship in Interactive Question Answering

Constantin Orasan c.orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Mon Dec 22 16:27:22 CET 2008


                     [Apologies for cross-postings]

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           PhD Studentship in Interactive Question Answering
                           (£12,000 per year)
                      Closing date: 16th Jan 2009
                       http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/
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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 interactive question
answering. We are looking for candidates with a good degree in
Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Computer Science or Information
Sciences, with programming skills and some experience in Natural
Language Processing. The studentship is part funded by Unilever.

Required skills:
- degree in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Computer Science or
Information Sciences
- 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, Linguistics, Computer
Science or Information Sciences
- experience in question answering, information extraction and/or
dialogue systems
- 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.
     Wolverhampton
     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-application.pdf
- CV
- 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.

Applications should be made both by email and surface mail. The closing
date for applications is 16th January 2009. The short-listed applicants
will be interviewed by email and telephone in the week beginning 26th
January 2009.

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

The successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible after
1st February 2009. She or he will be working in a vibrant research
environment, engaging in active research. The studentship is part-funded
by Unilever.

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1998, 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. The recent UK Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE) results have confirmed the Research Group in
Computational Linguistics as one of the top research performers in the
UK.


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Dr. Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~in6093/
University of Wolverhampton
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