[Elsnet-list] Positions in Dublin: 2 PhD studentships, 1 Post-doc

tony veale tony.veale at ucd.ie
Mon Feb 11 11:47:26 CET 2008


The following research positions are now available in Dublin, Ireland:

2 PhD Studentships and 1 Post-doctoral position in Natural Language

As part of the Creative Language Systems Group in UCD:  

The School of Computer Science and Informatics, University
College Dublin (UCD), is looking for applications for

    * 2 PhD studentships 
    * 1 Post-doctoral position

in the following areas of interest/expertise: 

NLP/Information Extraction for Subject-Modeling and
inducing/populating Ontologies from domain-specific texts

Starting date: third quarter 2008 

The successful candidates will be expected to have a good primary
degree in Computer Science or related discipline and some
previous experience in the area of text processing / Natural Language
Programming aplomb is a strong plus, as well as an interest in
corpus-based approaches to NLP, figurative language processing,
affective reasoning, or cognitively-plausible models of categorization, etc.

To apply, please email a CV and contact details for two referees
by 1st May 2008 to 

Tony.Veale at ucd.ie 

Please also use this address (or the snail mail address below) for
informal inquiries.

Dr. Tony Veale, UCD School of Computer Science and
Informatics University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

The positions are part of a large research project "Next
Generation Localisation" involving a consortium of leading Irish
Universities (DCU, TCD, UCD and UL) and Industry Partners, funded
by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). 

The project focuses on Language Technology and Digital Content Management in

Localisation concerns the adaptation of digital content to the specific 
domain, culture and language of end-users, and is applied on a continuum 
from industry-scale bulk localization on one end (the traditional view
of localization) to the personalization of individual user experiences
at the other.

I fully expect there to be scope for interesting and novel approaches to 
language processing, linguistic creativity and ontological categorization 
in this project. To see oour group's view of creative language processing, 
please check out http://afflatus.ucd.ie, and if you feel you can contribute 
to such a project, send us your CV.

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