[Elsnet-list] Funded PhD in Translation Technologies, Centre for Translation Studies, Leeds, UK

Bogdan Babych b.babych at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Apr 28 18:00:54 CEST 2010

Funded PhD in Translation Technologies

Centre for Translation Studies, Leeds, UK

The Centre for Translation Studies, the University of Leeds, UK, is 
inviting applications for a funded PhD position in Translation 
Technologies to work in a research project carried out at CTS in 
collaboration with industrial partners and not-for-profit providers of 
translation services. The project will focus on developing intelligent 
access to large-scale translation resources.

The successful candidate will be doing research on discovering 
translation equivalents in parallel and comparable corpora and 
developing new methods and tools with applications in Computer-Assisted 
and Machine Translation.

We expect the candidate to have:

- a strong BA/BS or Masters degree in one of the following areas: 
computer science, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics and 
related areas

- excellent knowledge of at least one foreign language

- good programming skills in one or more of the following languages: 
Python, Perl, C++, Java

- awareness of one or more of the following areas: natural language 
processing, machine translation, text mining, machine learning

- awareness of existing interfaces to electronic corpora, approaches 
based on the analysis of large electronic collections of data

The PhD scholarship will provide tuition at UK/EU rate and provide a 
maintenance grant of £8,000 a year for 3 years.

We can only accept applications from UK and EU citizens, since the 
tuition can only be covered at home/EU rate.

You will need to apply online via 
quoting the Centre for Translation Studies, School of Modern Languages, 
as your home department and ACCESS as the project code.

Informal enquiries to Dr Bogdan Babych, tel +44(0)113 343 7106, email 
b.babych at leeds.ac.uk

Closing date 31 May 2010

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