[Elsnet-list] Extended deadline: PhD Studentship in Interactive Question Answering

Constantin Orasan c.orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Wed Jan 7 20:37:13 CET 2009


                     [Apologies for cross-postings]

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           PhD Studentship in Interactive Question Answering
                           (£12,000 per year)
            Closing date: 31st Jan 2009 (extended deadline)
                       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 31st January 2009. The short-listed applicants
will be interviewed by email and telephone in the week beginning 2nd
February 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. 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. Ruslan 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 results from the recent Research Assessment Exercise announced on 17
December 2008 confirm the Research Group in Computational Linguistics as
one of the top performers in UK research. The research group was entered
in Unit of Assessment "Linguistics" and Wolverhampton was ranked joint
3rd with 2 more universities. According to the league tables of the
Guardian, The Times and Research Fortnight, research in Linguistics at
the University of Wolverhampton is one of the top 6 best in the UK.

-- 
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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