[Elsnet-list] PhD Scholarship in Language Technology at the University of Copenhagen

Bolette S Pedersen bspedersen at hum.ku.dk
Fri Jun 19 09:05:34 CEST 2009



  Co-financed PhD Scholarship in Language Technology


  at the University of Copenhagen

The Centre for Language Technology, under the Faculty of Humanities at the
University of Copenhagen, is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship in
Language Technology starting 1 February, 2010 for a period of up to 
three years.
The PhD scholar will be jointly associated with the Centre for Language 
Technology
and the Department of Computer Science, both at the University of 
Copenhagen.

*Automatic knowledge extraction from linguistic corpora
*The PhD scholarship is announced within the interdisciplinary research 
area of
Information Technology and Language, which combines knowledge in computer
science with knowledge of linguistics. Large collections of written or 
spoken corpora
are currently being developed for a large group of languages, including 
Danish.
Tagged corpora make it possible to train machine learning algorithms and 
other
statistical models which are able to extract different kinds of 
knowledge from language data.

This knowledge may concern syntactic or semantic information at word 
level, for
example parts of speech or meaning in a given context. Or it can relate 
to syntactic
structure - how to assign constituent or dependency structure to 
phrases. Finally,
it may concern the content of written or spoken corpora, which is 
generally defined
and represented in very different ways depending on the model and the 
purpose.

The PhD project should focus on one or more of these aspects of 
knowledge extraction,
and the PhD scholar should relate to relevant language technology 
applications, for
instance development of lexical resources (computational lexicons and 
wordnets),
grammar in relation to parsing or statistically-based machine 
translation, knowledge
extraction for expert systems or training of response types in adaptive 
dialogue systems.

For further information see
http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/PhD/Announcements/languagetechnology/


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