[Elsnet-list] phd positions available

Marco Baroni marco.baroni at unitn.it
Fri Feb 1 14:45:55 CET 2008

*** Apologies for serial posting ***

PhD positions and studentships are available  in the Language, 
Interaction and Computation track of the PhD program offered by the 
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento:


The Language, Interaction & Computation track is offered by CLIC, an 
interdisciplinary group of researchers studying verbal and non-verbal 
communication using both computational and cognitive methods.


Areas of particular interest include:

*     The study of the use of semantic and encyclopedic knowledge in 
communication. We try to connect work of a theoretical nature in 
linguistics and computer science (formal linguistics, lexical 
semantics, ontological modeling) with empirical data-intensive 
approaches based on statistics and text mining (lexical acquisition 
from textual data and multimodal sources) as well as behavioral and 
neuroscientific evidence on conceptual representation in the mind/brain.

*     The study of multimodal communication, in which agents 
communicate using (and keeping in mind what is expressed with) a 
variety of expressive means that go from verbal expressions to 
gestures as well as in the direction of a look, and that can also use 
images and diagrams. Both the cognitive/linguistic aspects of this 
type of communication as well as the possible technological 
applications are studied in various types of interfaces.

The latest Call of the Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences 
has been announced and is available, with application details, at the 


Deadline for applications:  March 14th, 2008

The PhD program is taught in English by an international faculty, For 
more details, visit the page above or contact:

phd.cimec at unitn.it.

For more details on CLIC, visit http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/ or contact 
marco.baroni at unitn.it

Marco Baroni
CIMeC, University of Trento

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